Chris Hemsworth Returns Saturday Night Live
Chris Hemsworth returned as host to Saturday Night Live last night, after helming the late night show in March. The Thor actor is still HELLA HOT and a funny dude. One of the better Saturday Night Lives of the season, if you didn’t watch last night’s broadcast, check out a few of the skits. Will Ferrell returns to play George W. Bush in the cold open.
SNL goes extra hard on Donald Trump in the wake of his remarks on wanting to keep Muslims out of the US. It’s pretty funny stuff too, except that the show weakened its ability to be a critical voice after allowing Trump to promote himself as host a few weeks ago.
Having said that–there wasn’t a single skit that I hated, which is rare indeed when it comes to Saturday Night Live these days.
George W. Bush Cold Open
President George W. Bush (Will Ferrell) announces he’s entering the presidential race and assesses the current crop of GOP candidates. Dubya wants to run again, because the field is full of clowns (including his own brother)
Chris Hemsworth Returns Monologue
Chris Hemsworth gets a little too comfortable with the cast during his second hosting appearance.
Star Wars Toy Commercial
Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys are great for everyone ages 6 and up – way up. How grownups take all the fun out of toys.
On the Record
Greta Van Susteren (Kate McKinnon) asks Sen. Ted Cruz (Taran Killam), Gov. Chris Christie (Bobby Moynihan) and Dr. Ben Carson (Jay Pharoah) to weigh in on Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims.
Four friends (Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong) suspect their friend Claire might actually be Chris Hemsworth. Basically, Chris Hemsworth in a dress.
Time To Bleed
Sgt. Polaski (Chris Hemsworth) doesn’t have time to bleed, or see a doctor.
Brother 2 Brother: Wrestling Match
Marky (Taran Killam) tries to take Matty’s (Chris Hemsworth) place at the big wrestling meet, but everyone immediately tells them apart. A former writer/performer on Nickelodeon kids shows, Taran has the formula down pat.
A couple (Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong) forces their friends (Sasheer Zamata, Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam) to sing along to “Debra’s Time.” Kooky skit has Cecily and Chris bringing the Broadway dramz to their increasingly confused friends.
Three fearsome pirates (Chris Hemsworth, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson) employ Mark (Jon Rudnitsky) to keep things light. ARRRGGGGH.
Hunk Junktion’s new hires (Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam, Beck Bennett, Chris Hemsworth) put on a different kind of show. Less stripping, more jazz hands.
Chance The Rapper: Paradise
Weekend Update: 12-12-15, Part 1 of 2
Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the news, including Donald Trump’s Muslim immigrant ban and Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy nominations. German chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon) responds to being named TIME’s Person of the Year.
Weekend Update: 12-12-15, Part 2 of 2
Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including Pringles scented candles and Facebook’s declining popularity with teens. Leslie Jones stops by to discuss her favorite show Breaking Bad.
Musical guest Chance The Rapper performs “Paradise” on Saturday Night Live.
Not a big rap fan, but this performer still had me mesmerized with his literate and musically dense performances.
Chance The Rapper: Sunday Candy
Musical guest Chance The Rapper performs “Sunday Candy” on Saturday Night Live.