Two weeks after Megan Thee Stallion doubled on Saturday Night Live, another rapper, Jack Harlow, served as the show’s host and musical guest.
During the Halloween episode of the sketch comedy series, Harlow performed “Lil Secret,” “State Fair,” and “First Class” from his latest album, Come Home the Kids Miss You. He also starred in several sketches throughout the show – with surprise cameos from Tom Hanks and Bobby Moynihan.
“I don’t know what I’m about, but people on the internet liked to roast me,” Harlow said during his opening monologue.
“One guy said, ‘I don’t know why you all think Jack Harlow is so special. You can find someone who looks like him at any local gas station.” I heard them say I look like you tried to draw Justin Timberlake from memory. … My favorite might be, ‘Jack Harlow looks like that guy who rips tickets in half at the movies.’”
This week’s “SNL” program covered everything from the 2022 midterm elections to Kanye “Ye” West’s anti-Semitic meltdown. Here’s a selection of key moments from the show. (Warning: Some of the following videos contain offensive language.)
Cold Open mocks Republican candidates ahead of midterm elections
Heidi Gardner starred at this week’s Cold Open as PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff, who met Republican politicians Herschel Walker (Kenan Thompson), Dr. Mehmet Oz (Mikey Day) and Kari Lake (Cecily Strong) interviewed.
“All three of you have risen in the polls in recent weeks, even though none of you have any political experience,” Gardners Woodruff said, as her Conservative guests nodded in agreement.
Hanks returns as David S. Pumpkins
During a nostalgic sketch, a chilled group of Prison Tour riders (and the “SNL” audience) became an unexpected visit from David S. Pumpkins, a classic Halloween dancing character played by Hanks.
“I’m David Pumpkins,” Hanks announced – dressed in a jack-o’-lantern suit – to cheers from the crowd. “And I’ll scare you stupid.”
Skechers brags about rejecting West
A digital parody of a Skechers ad highlighted the shoe company’s move to escort West from its Manhattan Beach headquarters after the despised rapper turned up uninvited.
“We were appalled by Kanye’s appalling comments and we swear we will never work with him in any way,” said a Skechers spokesperson, played by Strong. “But can we also point out that out of all the companies he could approach and be turned down by, he chose Skechers?”
Moynihan brings Drunk Uncle back to ‘Weekend Update’
West reappeared when former “SNL” cast member Moynihan reprized his fan-favorite character “Drunk Uncle” in “Weekend Update.”
“Donda! donda! Donda!” shouted Moynihan.
“I listened to a lot of stuff [West] gotta say, and you know what? I think he might be crazy. That kind of talk doesn’t fly anymore. I learned a lot during Pan-Demi Moore, okay? I did the work. I know Black Adams are important. I saw ‘Bros’ at the movies mate,” Moynihan said. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: gay boys are still funnier than women.”
The AA meeting becomes a Pixar pitch meeting
Another sketch showed Harlow and others as a community of Alcoholics Anonymous members who seemed less interested in confronting their drinking and more interested in perfecting “the perfect pitch for a Pixar film.”
“There’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while,” Harlow said. “A concept for a touching computer animation film. It’s about lost luggage trying to find its way home.”
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