We may not have a perfect season, but we had a near perfect episode Saturday night live. It’s the best night, especially on Mother’s Day every year, and the chilly opening ceremony is the best night of the year. In a harsh criticism of the news that the Supreme Court was preparing to overthrow Roe v. Wadeand Justice Samuel Alitoleaked arguments quote archaic text, SNL bring it back to a “moral moment of profound clarity from the year 13”order century.” Landlord Benedict Cumberbatch, still casually handsome in a monk’s mushroom wig, marveled at the need to protect the faetus on a manor-by-many basis across England. “That way, if your concubine needs one, you can send her to buy one in Olde York City.” With the nasty idea that perhaps exceptions should be made for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, James Austin JohnsonThe monk groaned, “But those are the only types of sex!” enter Kate McKinnon: Not an elf, rest assured, just a woman in her thirties!, she growled at the men in charge by gritting her Scottish teeth. “No matter how many choices women take away, we always have a choice to keep our bravery!” So ladies, on this unsettling Mother’s Day, whatever choices you’ve made about how to build your life, join Kate in suggesting. Mushrooms for all of us as we prepare to go one more time into the breach.
May we take solace from men like Cumberbatch, who can worship before the altar of his mother and the mother of his children in his monologue and a resolute end to the night. of him in a 1973 t-shirt. And allies like the singer Arcade Fire Win Butler who finished the second part of the band — in three figures! —figures with prayers for what is said to be stowed organs. “Women’s choice forever and ever, Amen.”
Cumberbatch had the best joke of the night in his monologue. When describing how he tries to explain Lorne Michaels that his career has more juice than just his character Doctor Strangelove, he pointed to his praise The power of the dog performance. “I was nominated for an Oscar for that! I didn’t win. I was defeated by Will Smith. “May all jokes make up themselves easily and succinctly.
Talk about, Colin Jost had a wonderful, scary line at the beginning of the Weekend Update: “Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, whether you like it or not.” McKinnon slides onto his desk with a wonderful and terrifying look at Justice Amy Coney Barrett, her ultimate lavender Sunday post-leak experience. She has some impatient advice for women who aren’t or aren’t ready to be mothers. “Just do your number 9 and jump it.” Life is easy, do your thing 9, your time, there’s no point in bringing a baby to the month when you know you can’t be a parent. “Give it to the stork and the stork will give it to a lesbian… Just do your 9 and dump.” Who has time for the petty discussions of the American classroom when there are so many good mailboxes to tuck newborn babies into on the way to church?
On a smaller note, Cumberbatch has become an excellent toilet spokesperson. Set to Fat Joe“Lean Back,” he shook off the shade and dropped his smart trousers and showed a class of discreet potty-workers the wonders of Rehkline toilets. Never before have pants gathered around one’s vulnerable ankles been more appealing. This is the kind of absurd episode that happens in a row in every episode.
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