The video: This weekend, Saturday Night Live resurrected Robert Smigel's long-running superhero cartoon, "The Ambiguously Gay Duo." (Watch the clip below.) But in a big twist, the animated short morphed into a star-studded, live-action video when a "flesh ray weapon" turned the the 2D characters into real people — namely Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon as the crime-fighting, can-can-dancing title characters, along with Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Ed Helms as villains. (Carell and Colbert voiced the original "Ambiguously Gay" cartoons, which date back to 1996.)

The reaction: In an otherwise "subpar" episode, this segment, packed with the usual parade of double entendres, was easily the "most attention-grabbing," says Mike Vilensky at New York.  Indeed, this was "the most surreal thing to air on SNL this entire season," says Mike Ryan at Movieline. While not exactly a laugh riot, "give it credit for trying something so conceptual — and packing so many great stars into one sketch," says Adam Markovitz at Entertainment Weekly. And boy, oh boy, "Fallon and Hamm hilariously perfected the two superheroes," says Kathleen Perricone at the New York Daily News. Watch them mince heroically: