Saturday Night Live, episode twenty-one

Generally, I like The Rock. He’s funny and charismatic and he’s in the Fast and Furious movies. What’s not to like? Besides, he might end up president someday.

Cold open: This was funny. And the cameo by Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka was a nice surprise.

Monologue: There were a lot of five-timers this season. This was really funny actually and who doesn’t love Tom Hanks right?

Fidget spinner: Why are these so popular? I just don’t get it. I laughed at this though.

Wrestlemania: Where do they even come up with this stuff?

Rap Track: The return of David S. Pumpkins is even more nightmarish than his debut.

Scorpio: This was spectacular. I don’t know why.

Jurassic Park: Poor Jean’s wife. Why was this funny?

Xentrex: I’m pretty sure this is how most of these tv drugs work.

First song: Beetlejuice? And a dance party.

Weekend Update: I’m gonna miss this during the summer. Maybe not the weather report. The politics are always great and I like the Che/Jost banter.

Old timey movie: Nah. At first it was a little funny but I got bored quick.

Mad scientist: I love White Castle.

Second song: Still didn’t really care about it. Super flashy though.

Wing man: I chuckled but wasn’t all that into it.

High school skit: For the last skit of the season, this was not good.

This was it for Bobby Moynihan. I feel like he’s been in like two skits this season. I was a big fan of his for many years so that’s a shame.

Saturday Night Live, episode nineteen

I don’t really have an opinion of Chris Pine. He’s in a lot of movies. I’ve seen some of them. Trek was good.

Cold open: I feel like we haven’t seen McKinnon enough. She was great here as she always is.

Monologue: They are all alike aren’t they? Evans is the best one. Obviously.

Where in the World?: Hahahahaha this cracked me up.

Song for Peace: Meh.

Recon: I love Kenan. This was great.

The boy is mine: I think this was pretty funny but in a weird way.

Reality show: This is really just the same as regular tv. That should tell people something.

First song: Sure. Sounded fine.

Weekend Update: Consistently the best part of the show. Always.

Auto shop: Bobby Moynihan is great. Always.

The Handmaid’s Tale: I just didn’t really laugh at this.

Future Classics: This was kind of annoying. Not all that funny.

Second song: Not bad.

Game night: This is just weird. I have no idea what I was watching.

Did he sing in every sketch? I mean it’s not bad but it was a lot of music.

Saturday Night Live, episode twenty

She’s been around a lot lately so you know that this will be a funny one.

Cold open: Che was just saying what everyone is thinking.

Monologue: That was kind of adorable. Not too many jokes but it was great.

Just Desserts: I’ll admit. I laughed.

Amazon Echo: I don’t know about that.

Press briefing: You had to know Spicer would turn up at some point. It was pretty great too.

First song: I don’t understand why HAIM is so popular. They are okay?

Weekend Update: I love these two. They are great. And Pete Davidson is pretty funny too. He doesn’t get used enough.

Film society: This is like sometimes recurring and I’m usually a fan. This time was pretty funny too.

Kyle & Leslie: What is this even?

Second song: Why did they change clothes?

Mom animals: They did this before with mom hair. I loved it then. I love it now.

Lighthouse Features: This wasn’t funny.

Next week is the finale. Dwayne Johnson hosts.

Saturday Night Live, episode seventeen

I have read some interviews with Louis C.K. and been amused but I don’t know that much about him otherwise.

Cold open: I almost feel bad because this is probably how people that voted for Trump and still actually like him are.

Monologue: I laughed at this a lot more than I expected. Also, he seems to yell a lot.

Courtroom: I have an issue with eyes. I don’t know know why but the fact that they kept zooming in on his face was making me way uncomfortable.

Thank you Scott: This was pretty funny.

Soda Shoppe: Cecily Strong hasn’t been the main part of that many sketches this season so I was happy to see her stepping it up.

Pepsi: This was great. Absolutely great.

First song: I don’t like them. I had no use for this.

Weekend Update: Jost and Che are on point and what’s not to love about McKinnon?

Bill O’Reilly: Baldwin is doing double duty and he seems to be enjoying this bit quite a lot.

Clown party: The clown saved Elsa’s life.

Sectional couches: What?

Second song: Still don’t like them.

Class trip: He broke a bit but wasn’t amused.

This was okay. When it was funny it was really funny but overall not that great.

Saturday Night Live, episode eighteen

Jimmy Fallon is one of my favorite SNL players of all time. He’s spectacular and I actually think the best part is when he breaks, which he does often.

Cold open: That was great. Everything about it was. That probably really is how he picks advisors.

Monologue: He’s excited it’s live but otherwise? Sort of lackluster.

Family Feud: I loved it. McKinnon as Kristen Stewart was spectacular but Jimmy Fallon and Kenan stole the show. And Harry Styles was pretty funny too.

Middle school musical: They did deserve a Tony.

Date night: She can’t win. The singing was a bit much but Cecily was great.

White House Easter: Melissa McCarthy is so great as Spicer. I want to watch that every week.
First song: He sounded fine.

Weekend Update: They are just great. Always. The two of them are great. Usually I don’t like the bar mitzvah boy but that bit was pretty good this time.

Civil War: This was way funnier than it should’ve been.

Turtle shirt: This was strange but I wouldn’t call it bad. Poor monkey lady.

Harvard: YESSSS! This was amazing. I love when former cast members bring back old characters. And Rachel Dratch. Amazing.

Second song: Is this on the radio? I liked the song. Never heard it before though.

Film set: He was in The Basketball Diaries. Come on man.

I mean there have definitely been better episodes but I did laugh at this quite a bit. Jimmy is funny and I was surprised that Harry Styles was in it as much as he was, and he did well.

Chris Pine hosts May 1 with musical guest LCD Soundsystem.

Saturday Night Live, episode sixteen

Yeah. I’m a big fan of Scarlett Johansson and think it’s great that she got to host for the fifth time. I have high hopes for this episode.

Cold open: I love Kenan. He’s so great. He hasn;t been used nearly enough lately and he plays of Baldwin so well.

Monologue: This was okay. It got better when Kenan and McKinnon came out but it wasn;t all that exciting.

Good Day Denver: This was funny. Probably a lot funnier than it should have been. I kept cracking up.

Logo: #truestory

InnoTech: This was amazing. This was absolutely great.

Olive Garden: “They’ve never seen a restaurant before.”

Complicit: Sometimes the fake ads are ridiculous but this was spot on.

First song: She sounded good and the lights were cool.

Weekend Update: Che and Jost are great but honestly McKinnon as Session steals the show and Pete Davidson was great. He doesn’t get enough to do.

Harrison Beckett: This is what nightmares are made of.

Shanice Goodwin Ninja: I was far more amused by this than I should have been. I love a ninja.

Second song: She sounded fine. What was on her head?

Mansplaining: I wanted to punch them.

Larchmont Funeral Home: David had a talent. Aidy was actually the best part of this though.

I thought this was good. It wasn’t the best episode but I did laugh at it. I love that Kenan and Leslie Jones were used so much in this episode.

Saturday Night Live, episode fourteen

Was there any doubt this would be spectacular? He’s hosted 17 times already so politics aside he’s a pro.

Cold open: She’s back! Amazing. And McKinnon as Sessions. It’s hysterical. All of it. But it’s also sort of terrifying because it’s not that far fetched.

Monologue: This was pretty funny and it was nice to see Pete Davidson get some jokes.

Russell Stover: This was just sort of creepy.

Cheetos: Loved it.

Jake Tapper: McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway is so great. Also this season Beck Bennett has stepped up so much. I’m impressed.

Boot camp: Meh.

First song: He sounded pretty good.

Weekend Update: Che was on top of his game and McKinnon is literally everywhere at this point.

People’s Court: It was only a matter of time before the impression turned up. The way they went about it was pretty funny though. Cecily Strong was great too.

Beyoncé: Tracy Morgan. Throwing so much shade.

Second song: He sounded good. I like this song.

Gym class: I didn’t laugh.

I’m surprised they waited so long to do the Trump stuff but it was a funny episode. Melissa McCarthy was great and Baldwin is a champ.