‘SNL’: Like Kim Kardashian, we’m grateful to Pete Davidson

Who has more to be grateful for this year than Pete Davidson? Free Yeezys, a seat at Kris Jenner‘s holiday table, and now one of the best digital shorts of his career.

“Walking in the State” was the highlight of yesterday’s very strong Saturday Night Live. Equally sentimental and cutting, it was a victory even before the great baritone Marc Cohn wearing his own Staten Island black hoodie. Davidson, Great wet, and the “Walking in Memphis” singer was already a nice absurd trio, but their group got superstatus then Method Mand looked past for a few dope bars. “Tell me, are you Italian?” asked a guy who wanted to fight, the Wu-Tang member in a diving bar. “And I said, ‘Man, I’m tonight!'” May Kim Kardashian West Monday morning does not wake up to a foyer full of gifted white roses in the shape of a cursive K, but her concrete floor covered with State-approved individual slices of cheese on greaseproof white paper plates.

Simu Liu was the gallant and good-natured host of the evening. The Marvel star, whose jaw line, biceps and abdominal muscles were all heroes of the night, paid tribute to his humble Canadian roots in his winning monologue. The first “open Chinese” superhero, and the first Chinese ever SNL host, remembered to tweet Marvel a polite request back in 2014: “How about an Asian superhero?” A man’s audacity that made extra change by dressing up as Spider-Man for young children’s birthday parties! Liu remembered a particularly disgusting 7-year-old who harumphed that he was not the real Spider-Man. “You were right,” he declared on the floor of Studio 8H. “I’m Shang-Chi, bitch!” Continue with the show.

‘It’s the season of annoying happy commercials and the show was just in time with their Target spoof. Ego Nwodim and Mikey day took the battle for all of us tired hosts. They had to struggle Kyle Mooneys dirt cousin hubbing at the dinner table for the Wi-Fi password, the relative ignoring the specific request to leave the dog at home, and Liu as the niece’s new boyfriend in tousled hair and groovy cardigan who roared on about why he could not eat. meat after watching a life-changing documentary. Target has special offers on all the wine and beer that will numb a person for dead-hearted conversations about cryptocurrency or gender pronouns, and whether children should get the vaccine (they should). If you can figure out how to take advantage of Target Circle rewards – but PS, you will not – there’s a special on a new air mattress to prevent your Mooney-equivalent family member from driving drunk at the end of An already infinite day.

Republicans or not? was really a gift from a game show. Hosted by Kenan Thompson, the game welcomed participants Liu and Nwodim, who were confident in their ability to see a GOP member from a distance. But Mooney’s plaid-shirted and blue-jeaned guy could have been either a Chicago Bernie Bro or newly recruited incel: “I think Facebook is evil … I buy all my products straight from a farm … I respect professional athletes who stand up for their beliefs … God, I hate cops. ” Nix; the brother wears MAGA Underoos. First-year cast Sarah Sherman, already a terrific secure presence, was the next. “My favorite cartoon is Dave Chappelle, “she teased Nwodim’s destabilized participant, who asked nervously,” Starting when? “These are disorienting times. Just ask Liz Cheney.

So thank goodness for dogs. Nothing on SNL makes me in as good a mood as a sketch starring Cecily Strong and a dog. And she needed encouragement after the cold open where she Judge Jeanine delighted with the acquittal of “loving scam” Kyle Rittenhouse. Liu played a military general who supported a newly invented super-soldier. The curtain parted, revealing a beautiful golden retriever assembling a pistol with human hands. See: Dog Chief. The gentle-eyed good girl yawned sweetly at the crowd while her human hands fluttered wildly with a knife. She munched on her sandwich and dropped half of it to the floor while she then tried to defuse a bomb with a bite of bread over her eyebrows. This really is the content our adrenal glands can handle right now.

It is not James Austin Johnsons parody of Donald Trump, where he delivers a word salad of amoral nonsense. One’s ears and heart are not healed yet, so some of it can be fun. That’s not Weekend Updates joke about Matt Gaetz to offer Rittenhouse an internship, or even Michael Che’s Dead-on ponders that Rittenhouse will hopefully “get all that shooting out of his system before he becomes a cop.”

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