It’s a selective viral phenomenon on social media where you throw out random words and see what gets a response – but first, the “Saturday Night Live” opening sketch.
This weekend’s broadcast, hosted by Will Forte, a “SNL” alumnus and featuring musical guest Måneskin, begins with a parody of the Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle,” featuring Kate McKinnon as the show’s host, Laura Ingraham.
She lamented the first year of the Biden administration, which she said was a disaster, citing rising inflation, high gas prices and The green M&M is being canceled. She added that the nation “still mourns the sudden passing of its American father, Robert Durst. ”
McKinnon introduces her first guest, Senator Ted Cruz, played by Aidy Bryant. Bryant explains that her beard is “like the 6th: shocking at first, but sadly it’s normalized”.
Bryant’s Cruz went on to issue a warning to her Texas voters: “February is going to be very cold, so you might want to book Vacay to Cancun now,” she said. “Live mas, people.”
After thanking the rest of her donors (including Covid Negs, “a Covid test is guaranteed to be negative, even if you have it”), McKinnon referred Pete Davidson as Novak Djokovic, unvaccinated tennis star who was recently deported from Australia.
“People love to tear you off, just because you’re really rich or you play the best tennis or you go to a charity event with 200 kids even though you’re dripping with Covid,” Davidson said.
Ego Nwodim appears as conservative commentator Candace Owens (“It is my greatest honor to continue to fight for African Americans,” she said, “no matter how much they ask me to stop. times”), followed by James Austin Johnson in his recurring role as former president Donald J. Trump.
“I came back like ‘Tiger King 2’,” Johnson said. “You were happy the first time, but how are you now, how are more people from this area still not in jail?”
This time, his Trump-style liberal associations are accompanied by a round of Wordle, Popular online word game (as well as boasting that he would defeat Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida if he opposed him for the presidential nomination). After rambling about enhanced footage, John Mayer, Hilary Duff and Jason Momoa, Johnson landed at the exact answer Wordle turned out to be – what else? – Trumpet.
Monologue opening of the week
Forte, who was a member of “Saturday Night Live” from 2002 to 2010, made her first appearance as host this weekend. And when he told him about it, he wasn’t bitter because he finally had to do it after his previous hosting duties had been handled by his co-star Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen. (Then again Wiig, then again Hader, as well as Jason Sudeikis, Seth Meyers and John Mulaney four times.)
But exactly, Forte did not welcome Wiig to the stage. (“I fly for this,” she explained as he sent her away. “Oh, great, so you know where the airport is,” he replied.) He was also unhappy to see the host. show next week, Willem Dafoe, in the house when “SNL” boss Lorne Michaels claims that Forte’s reservation was a mistake: “I texted Willem and you know, auto-corrected,” Michaels said.
MacGruber of the week
Come on, you don’t think you’re going to get an episode hosted by Forte without a reappearance (or three) from MacGruber, does the unlucky MacGyver want him to be rooted in “SNL”?
It’s been more than a decade since Forte last played MacGruber in a “SNL” sketch (although the character has continued to have his own movie and an online drama). But rest assured that MacGruber is still an overconfident guy who always finds himself trapped in rooms with ticking time bombs that actively mark his impending death.
Oh, and now he’s an unrepentant conspiracy theorist and anti-vaxxer. Did we mention he joined Wiig and Ryan Phillippe, and he also believes in QAnon?
Update weekly jokes of the week
At the Weekend Update table, mentors Colin Jost and Michael Che continued to talk about President Biden’s recent press conference and the Senate’s failure of the voting rights bill.
President Biden marked the end of his first year in office with a two-hour press conference. Because it’s about time to list everything that went wrong. It was actually the longest presidential press conference in history. But as I’ve been told many times before, just because you’ve been gone for a long time doesn’t mean you’ve done a good job.
Senate Republicans lined up to shake hands with Kyrsten Sinema after she voted against changing the film to pass voting rights. A, the United States Senate. Holding Negroes with a quiet handshake since 1787. Senator Bernie Sanders has suggested that he favor replacing fellow Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Damn, Bernie, stab your colleague in the back? That is unforgivable. I would never suggest that Colin should be fired, no matter how much better I think Bowen would be. [The screen shows an image of Che anchoring Weekend Update with his “S.N.L.” co-star Bowen Yang]
The most important news developments of the week
What started as a not-so-innocent visit to Alex Moffat’s Weekend Update desk when his recurring character Guy Who Just Bought a Boat became a timely opportunity to tell Jost about the news. this week’s news that he and Davidson were among the investors who won an auction for a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat.
Joining Jost and Moffat at the desk, Davidson announced in a tone of horror, “We bought a ferry—the windowless van of the sea.”
Jost replied: “Yes, it is very interesting. We thought the whole thing over. ”
Davidson added, in disbelief: “Even the mayor tweeted about it. That’s how I found out we have a new mayor? What happened to Bloomberg? ”
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