Lindsay Lohan on "SNL": Comeback success or failure?

Lindsay Lohan hosts"Saturday Night Live" on March 2, 2012.
"Saturday Night Live" March 2, 2012. From left, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Lindsay Lohan, Bobby Moynihan and Kenan Thompson.
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(CBS News) Lindsay Lohan hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the fourth time Saturday night, marking another step in her much-hyped comeback attempt.

"I feel lucky and grateful to be here tonight," Lohan said in her opening monologue. "And that's why I really want to thank all of my friends at 'SNL' who trusted me enough to have me back."

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The 25-year-old actress managed to poke fun at her own legal woes throughout the night, starring in the well-received "Disney Housewives" sketch and the "Bicycle Thieves Scared Straight" segment. In the "Delinquent Girl Teen Gang" sketch, Lohan portrayed a rebellious member of a chain-smoking girl gang.

The appearance attracted a lot of viewers, with a 5.5 overnight rating, becoming the second-highest rated "SNL" of the season -- right behind the Jan. 7 episode, according to TV Guide.

Lohan's appearance received mixed reviews from critics:

Entertainment Weekly: "Lohan herself was mostly pushed to the background for the show, usually appearing in unchallenging supporting roles in sketches."

Washington Post: "The first taped sketch, 'Real Housewives of Disney' -- which featured Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Jasmine acting like Camille Grammer and NeNe Leakes -- also worked well, and was a nice dig at Lohan's roots as Disney golden girl."

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