Saturday Night Live Pays Tribute to Paris – VIDEO


Cold Open – Tribute to Paris

The Saturday Night Live cold open on November 15 was a tribute to Paris, which had just endured deadly terrorist attacks the night before. Cast member, Cecily Strong, delivered is simple message of support, first in English, and then repeated in French.

“Paris is the city of light. And here in New York City, we know that light will never go out. Our love and support is with everyone there tonight. We stand with you.”

Opening Monologue

Guest host, Elizabeth Banks’ opening monologue had the actress playing pushy director (she helmed the recent hit, Pitch Perfect 2) barking out notes to cut, star swipe and other various silly things as she sang.,p0,d1

Black Jeopardy

She was funnier as the “white girl” in a game of Black Jeopardy. Kenan Thompson) played host with contestants Jay Pharoah and Sasheer Zamata. “It’s like…no matter what I do, I can’t win!” whines Elizabeth. Kenan: “That is the blackest thing you said all day!”

So Ghetto

Along the same lines, in “So Ghetto,” four women (Elizabeth Banks, Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Sasheer Zamata) share the aspects of their lives that are “so ghetto.” One of these things is not like the other.

First Got Horny 2 U

Girl Group Infinity + 5 (Elizabeth Banks, Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon) sing odes the teen idols that gave them their first “tingly” feelings. Re-enactments included (!!!) The Menendez brothers was my favorite.

High School Theatre Show

Six students (Elizabeth Banks, Taran Killam, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett) put on an avant-garde theatre show that takes aim at SeaWorld. This recurring bit is a reliable sendup of teen social justice warriors. Somebody’s got to get these kids off Tumblr. Like, immediately. Favorite moment: Leslie Jones, in the audience, doesn’t even last 20 seconds.

Weekend Update: Pete Davidson on Transgender Rights

A spot on bit from Weekend Update features Pete Davidson mocking the fear mongering that defeated the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which would have given transgender people the right to use bathrooms of their gender identity (and other LGBT rights).

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