Zooey Deschanel is indie's most polarizing figure, or should we say Barbie doll? It really depends on your comedic sensibilities. If quirk is your bag, Deschanel has got in in spades. If your doe-eyed charm doesn't do it for you, well, you Zooey's feminine mystique might be lost on you.
Regardless of what side of the spectrum you fall on, you will admit to being ever-so-slightly wooed by Deschanel's first time hosting Saturday Night Live. SNL seems to seal the fate of many stars (See: Lana Del Rey) and Deschanel's turn at it proved to thrust her even further into the adorability stratosphere.
Her opening monologue seemed like a spoof on herself (Intentional? Unintentional? We can't say!) but her song about forgetting Valentine's Day was sweetly entertaining. Her strongest skits: a guest on her own talk show, playing a pitch-perfect Mary-Kate Olsen and showing off her self-deprecating sensibilities in a single sketch in "Bein' Quirky With Zooey Deschanel" and a wide-eyed French girl doing a finely tuned choreography bit in "Les Jeunes de Paris". "Newspaper" was also a quality bit, with Deschanel filling the role as "clueless, slow-talking reporter in a fast-taking office" very comfortably.
Check out the highlights of Zooey's sketches first-time-hosting-gig below, and share your thoughts on her SNL debut in the comments.