*Sorry, there was a problem signing you up. Watch all the sketches from Saturday Night Live’s December 5, 2020 episode, hosted by Jason Bateman. Next week, the last of the live shows in an undoubtedly long 2020 for SNL, with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest Dua Lipa. It does, again, thanks to McKinnon’s dynamism and the idea that it’s tied to her encroaching mental breakdown. First Debate Cold Open. He was hilarious as the “Rona” dad, even better as the car ad dad and really sold his crazed Jets fan analyst. While most rappers have influences dating back to the late ‘70s or early ‘80s, their influence is more TikTok culture and general idiocy. It had some cute -- and dark -- details, name-dropping recognizable places and welcoming Staten Island’s Pete Davidson. Got a story or tip for us? 10/03/2020. The diminishing returns are most apparent in this one. With the release of Dune pushed to October of next year and no major film appearances since Little Women, Timothée Chalamet is hosting because, well, why not? Watch Saturday Night Live season 46 episode 2 Online Bill Burr / Jack White : Jack White performs a medley of "Ball and Biscuit", "Don't Hurt Yourself" and Blind Willie Johnson's "Jesus is Coming Soon" for … Even the bras smacking Fauci in the face hit harder than the jokes. And then Che just took some cheap shots at Attorney General William Barr because -- well, because. Lana Del Rey Returns for Her First Television Performance in 9 Years. From the swoon-worthy suitors to the proto-fuckboys you’ll want to abandon on the moor forever. Given Villaseñor’s talent for impressions, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this one is spot-on. But this sketch personified the virus as a middle-class family, complete with daughter Lauren Holt bringing home her “famous” boyfriend, the ‘rona that infected Tom Hanks! No one plays inept confidence better than Beck Bennett, and he was simply sublime in this fake Lexus ad as the prototypical holiday commercial dad who buys his wife (Heidi Gardner) a new car for the holiday. Kate McKinnon returns as Dr. Wayne Wenowdis. Here’s where we get an impression from Chalamet, an impression of Chalamet, and a brief appearance from Pete Davidson as his pal Machine Gun Kelly. This has to be one of the weirdest songs and sketches we’ve ever seen. From there, the details get more and more outrageous, achieving brilliance in satire when Mikey Day drops in as the neighbor with his thoughts about the car, and the family. It’s always a hoot when impression meets reality! HBO Max Is Just Trolling Roku Users at This Point. Melissa Villaseñor comes on, dressed as Dolly Parton but unwilling to confess that she is trying out her Dolly Parton impression. The 46th season of Saturday Night Live commenced on October 3, 2020. You\'ll receive the next newsletter in your inbox. We'll skip the musical guests, because they're not usually funny -- unless Ashlee Simpson shows up. End of list. There are fun visual gags here, including the length of time it might take for a tiny horse to gallop from one end of a stall to the other, and a silly sort of Gumby-like Claymation of the horse up close. Season 46, Episode 2. This annual conversation about hip-hop features luminaries Queen Latifah (Punkie Johnson) and Questlove (the man himself) alongside oblivious, barely literate rappers Xan Mob (Davidson and Chalamet). It’s a small world after all! 90% (S46, ep 2) The Brooklyn rapper and Bobby Shmurda affiliate served about four years on gang-related conspiracy charges. We’d bet it’s more about the pop star thing, but we can’t be sure. Once again, it was the main cast alone in the Cold Open, making us wonder if Jim Carrey and Maya Rudolph are already done as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, or just enjoying some time off? As always, the goings-on at Studio 8H stay interesting. And then, he awkwardly shifted to the piano to do a traditional song monologue all about growing up in New York. Yes, it is enjoyable watching the orifice cake belch pudding, but this sketch can’t make a strong case for itself overall. Once the dynamic of the sketch is clear, and the boys’ idiocy is well established, their impenetrable lines of dialogue don’t have any way to heighten. And one of our favorite things happened, as Chloe Fineman offered up her Timothée Chalamet impression on the same show the real Timothée Chalamet was hosting. Jason Bateman hosts SNL with musical guest Morgan Wallen . Those following Dionne Warwick on Twitter will understand exactly why this sketch exists, and where it’s going. And yet, we got a glimpse of the bright future that could be ahead -- okay, we’ll admit to being cynical and expecting him to be stepped on at any moment. Charley Pride Deserved Better Than What Country Music Could Ever Give Him. The arrival of the neighbor (Mikey Day) adds some nice wrinkles to the driveway meltdown. The forty-fifth season of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live (also branded Saturday Night Live 45 and SNL45) premiered on September 28, 2019, during the 2019–20 television season with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish, and concluded on May 9, 2020 with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest Boyz II Men featuring Babyface. We wrap up with a look at the cast-member who had the strongest week. Any of these commercials will tell you a new car with a big, red bow on the top means surprise and celebration; here, it means sticker shock. Given how often SNL has handed the Cold Open to celebrities, it’s nice to see the main cast carry it. It also gave Kate McKinnon a chance to start working hard on her Dr. Fauci impression (a work in progress), while Heidi Gardner brought a slight daftness to Dr. Birx, which somehow worked perfectly. From mentions of sworn affidavits to rigged scores, the political parallel here is clear, and it’s rewarding to see Trump’s election loss reframed in such straightforward, undeniable terms. The sketch as a whole, though, feels like a lot of service paid to one absurd image. The segment is a string of nicely scripted jokes with lots of absurd images incorporating New York landmarks. U.K. Culture Secretaries Think Netflix Needs to Clearly Label. Dynamic duo Anthony Fauci (Kate McKinnon) and Deborah Birx (Heidi Gardner) field questions about who gets the vaccine and how it might happen. Watch a recap of all the sketches from Saturday Night Live’s December 12, 2020 episode, hosted by Chalamet. Not even a bracing slap from Questo can add much dimension. Chalamet’s smoldering looks to the camera serve as nice punctuation, and will certainly make those swooning along at home happy. “It is what it is,” a source told E! Able to to seamlessly go from straight to straight-up absurd, Beck is quickly making a case for going down as one of the best to ever be on this show. If anyone has already forgotten it, or blocked it outright, it’s worth remembering the end of Saturday Night Live’s 45th season did not go as planned. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, By submitting your email, you agree to our. on NBC.com SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SEASON 46 EPISODE 2. Coronavirus, Consolidation, and Collective Bargaining: The Year in Podcasting. Guest appearances by Jimmy Fallon and Questlove as "SNL" tackles Trump's election denial, Newsmax' support of that denial, and even hip-hop/TikTok culture. The original Halloween SNL occurred in the fourth episode of season 7, ... Saturday Night Live recap: Chris Rock hosts season 46 in-studio premiere. Sure, we’ve seen it before, but it’s all so over the top and yet firmly in the gutter, we couldn’t help but laugh along … again. Dueling Town Halls Cold Open. © 2020 EHM Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. While the Supreme Court’s decision to reject the Texas lawsuit is probably the biggest news of the week, the FDA’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine isn’t far behind. Covid has affected every aspect of life in America, and it’s definitely left its print on “SNL,” from the masked-up opening credits to constant cold open and “Update” content. In the absence of Brad Pitt, McKinnon makes a fine Fauci — even if the only thing that distinguishes him (other than the accent) is his sense of calm moderation. Pete Davidson and Timothée Chalomet were having way too much fun with this sketch, playing absolute morons trying to “yeet” into a real discussion on the power and influence of hip-hop music and culture. Keep up with all the drama of your favorite shows! Colin Jost is starting to think Donald Trump may have actually lost the election. Featuring surprise guest appearances by “Tonight Show” mainstays Jimmy Fallon and Questlove -- in different sketches that were both odd in their own way -- we can’t say the night was a total success, but more often than not, the jokes landed with laughs. A bit so silly — that the good doctor just says his name over and over again, in varying ways, while responding to comments from Jost — shouldn’t work. The political material feels well thought-out, even if there aren’t enough surprises to fill five minutes worth of sketch. We love that her producer is her niece, who she credits at least in part for her Twitter feed. A recap of Saturday Night Live’s October 10, 2020 episode, featuring Bill Burr and musical guest Jack White, replacing Morgan Wallen. All Episode Sketches. This ensemble sketch cleverly twists tropes about family reunions and family dramas with the virus-related nightmares that have been plaguing us all year. Season 46 Episode 2. S46, Ep8 Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. But before Michaels gets into the meat and bones of Season 46, which premiered back in September, viewers will get to crack up at home with the latest episode of the show on Saturday night. Famous faces host. In this parody, one of those over-the-top, romantic car ads goes south. Pete Davidson’s counterpoint — a world of lowbrow Staten Island traditions — feels a little unnecessary, but it’s fun. And as good as she is at impressions, it feels like we’ve seen more of them from Chloe Fineman (who’s also very good). While it wouldn’t quite work to keep repeating the same gag, it has proven hard for the writers to find life in subsequent beats of this sketch. Colin Jost’s points — including one about Trump’s grifting and the priorities of an administration who failed to secure additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine over the summer — are smarter than the jokes themselves. While we don’t normally just give this prestigious honor to the cast-member who appeared in the most sketches, it was impossible to ignore Beck Bennett this week. Log in or link your magazine subscription. Getty This Week's Upcoming SNL Musical Guest … We already knew one of the dishes was going to come to life, but we didn’t quite expect the puckering. Watch Saturday Night Live - The 2020 SNL Election Special (s46 e6) Online - Watch online anytime: Buy, Rent Saturday Night Live, Season 46 Episode 6, is available to watch and stream on NBC. All rights reserved. Regardless, it’s nice to see the actual cast opening the show more. Maybe “SNL” realizes that a lot of people are getting their news here, like Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” in the day, so they feel an obligation to make sure that’s at least as clearly stated as their punchlines. Over four-plus decades, the filmmaker has created a very specific visual language. The year’s inescapable ideas — e.g., mutations, contact tracing, superspreader events — are joyfully repurposed and reformed here. Email TooFab editors at tips@toofab.com. Explore the cast, characters, seasons, episodes and sketches from Saturday Night Live. Hosting tonight’s Season 46 episode, picking up after Season … The language of the sketch was extremely clever, breaking down how the virus has spread, taking on Trump’s response and infection, and even exploring some of the common misinformation out there, like COVID-19 is no more dangerous than the regular flu. Mr. Met’s daughter, Stacey, under the mistletoe? After hearing the family was losing the farm, Timothée Chalamet had to say goodbye to his best friend, a literal tiny horse, in song! Season 46 Episode 1. However, the smart writing doesn’t completely negate the sense that SNL is moonlighting as an ad agency. We got to meet neighbors, the Herpies, and even their disgraced son who failed to infect New Zealand. Meanwhile, Kate McKinnon continues to be the anchor of this show, while Beck Bennett and Heidi Gardner are emerging as the workhorses. There’s no one shining, comedic moment for Chalamet in this week’s show, but he is happy to go big or to just support the rest of the cast when necessary. This week’s show tackled the Covid vaccine, Trump’s election woes and even Dolly Parton’s heroism. The intellectual exercise, including a political argument in which the older generation defends Donald Trump, is as fun as the wordplay. Overall, the material was an odd mix of informative and mildly amusing. 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