Posted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
After an appearance on Weekend Update some time ago as Drunk Uncle’s pal Peter Drunklage, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage finally took the stage at Studio 8H as host of Saturday Night Live. Sadly, Peter Drunklage didn’t reappear this time, but there was a solid Game of Thrones sketch, a hilarious Winnie the Pooh sketch, and an incredible song that we’ll be yelling for years to come.
After the jump, we run through the best and worst sketches from the Peter Dinklage Saturday Night Live.
Winnie the Pooh – When Jay Pharoah first entered this sketch, I though he was going to play the bear from the cover of some of Kanye West’s albums. That’s not exactly the case, but I think Denny the Real was inspired by that cartoon bear. What I love is this cool bear calling out just how weird Winnie the Pooh and his friends are, especially Christopher Robin. The last dig at the weird British boy could have used an extra punch, but this was a great sketch.
Mafia Meeting – Despite a technical hiccup that saw Jon Rudnitsky arriving in the sketch late, Peter Dinklage saved this sketch from being a mess. Space Pants is a bona fide hit, and I don’t care if that’s not the real title of the sketch, that’s what we’re all going to call it. Also, does anyone else think Bobby Moynihan’s mob boss sounds a lot like Jim Breuer’s Joe Pesci impression from the 90s?
Game of Thrones Sneak Peek – We already featured this sketch by itself, so there’s no much more to be said. But I’d just like to reiterate how great Bobby Moynihan is in this sketch. I laughed really hard when he added “of thrones” into a scene.
Naked & Afraid: Celebrity Edition – Leslie Jones has no fear, but I certainly would if I were naked in the woods with her. She was perfect in this sketch with a fantastic use of her natural energy. Plus, I wonder just how particular the censors were about how much of that overgrown bush on her crotch that they could show towards the end. And let’s be honest, we’d all call Peter Dinklage Tyrion if we met him.