John Mulaney Hosted Saturday Night Live

Weekend Update

Michael Che and Colin Jost felt extremely laid back during this entire segment. It’s almost like they could tell this show was going really well and had some real swagger and confidence in their delivery. They were having fun, which isn’t always evident in every episode. Obviously this can’t always happen since every episode doesn’t go as well as this one, but it’s always nice to see it happen.

Smokery Farms – This was such a random Weekend Update segment, and it was made immediately more funny by the fact that this basket of raw meats was apparently extremely smelly, so much that it elicited quite the genuine reaction by Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon. The latter barely ever breaks, but the smell really made them giggly and on the verge of cracking throughout the sketch. Honestly, I wish this was a sketch outside Weekend Update, because I could see these characters recurring.

The Host

John Mulaney does stand-up for the monologue again. That’s all you really need to know. It’s always incredible when Mulaney is on stage doing stand-up, and this is no exception. I love this comedian, and this episode is one I’ll remember for a long time.

The MVP

Saturday Night Live - Bill Hader

Bill Hader – Sure, he may not be part of the cast anymore, and he wasn’t even hosting, but his spin on Jim Jordan on that “What’s That Name” hosting stint was raucously hilarious. It makes me wish Bill Hader was still part of the cast. Otherwise, Kenan Thompson deserves plenty of credit for his role throughout this episode, especially as the Bodega Cat.

The Final Word

This might be the best episode of Saturday Night Live this season now. Liev Schreiber previously hosted what felt like the best episode of season 44, but I think this takes the crown now. That’s surprising since the last time John Mulaney hosted, it was funny, but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. But this episode was just incredible in every way, and the whole cast was having a good time.. Even the worst sketch wasn’t downright terrible.

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