Posted on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Following in the footsteps of Dwayne Johnson, wrestler John Cena is continuing to become more of a mainstream actor, mostly thanks to his surprisingly outstanding comedic chops. The guy has made memorable and hilarious appearances in movies like Trainwreck and Sisters, and now he’s taken on quite the task: hosting Saturday Night Live.
The good news is that John Cena was a great host, throwing himself into every sketch with so much energy. The bad news is the writers and cast didn’t entirely seem to be on the same page, and the sketches surrounding him felt mostly phoned in. We run through the best and worst sketches from the John Cena hosted Saturday Night Live after the jump.
Through Donald’s Eyes – Like a twisted Being John Malkovich, this was easily the most brilliant sketch of the night. I love that Donald Trump gets his distorted view of the world and himself back as soon as he sends out another ridiculous Twitter update, like it’s where his power comes from. The question is, what happens when Donald Trump actually watches this sketch? What does he see?
Romance Bookstore – If this sketch appeared during a better episode, it probably wouldn’t have been so funny, but it was so delightfully erotic that I couldn’t help but laugh at it. Hearing Aidy Bryant and John Cena speak to each other as if they were in a cheesy romance novel just hit a sweet spot for me during a night when most of the sketches were underwhelming.