Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd / DJ Khaled
May 21, 2019 12:00 PM - Season 44, Episode 21 - Subscribe

Season finale.

  • Cold Open: Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Chris Redd, Robert De Niro, Mikey Day, Alex Moffatt, Aidy Bryant
  • Monologue: Paul Rudd
  • Time Travel - Paul Rudd, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Mikey Day, Aidy Bryant
  • Grace & Frankie - Pete Davidson, Kenan Thompson, Jacob Anderson, DJ Khaled, Paul Rudd, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin
  • What's Wrong With This Picture - Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Paul Rudd, Pete Davidson
  • DJ Khaled - Jealous > You Say
  • Weekend Update - Michael Che, Colin Jost
    • Jeanine Pirro - Cecily Strong
    • Roe v. Wade - Leslie Jones
  • Twilight Zone - Cecily Strong, Kyle Mooney, Paul Rudd, Kenan Thompson
  • The View - Leslie Jones, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Melissa Villaseñor, Paul Rudd, Beck Bennett
  • DJ Khaled - Just Us > Weather the Storm > Higher
  • Summer - Leslie Jones, Kyle Mooney, Paul Rudd
  • Bialthor - Paul Rudd, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim, Kate McKinnon, Melissa Villaseñor

posted by rhizome (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Motherfuckin' Grace and Frankie!
posted by Etrigan at 12:30 PM on May 21, 2019 [3 favorites]

I absolutely loved Grace & Frankie. Update was funny. The rest of the show was pretty dull.
posted by bondcliff at 12:31 PM on May 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

So who's behind this weird rash of "one person sings totally insane song and everyone else gradually realizes they know the song" skits?
posted by Etrigan at 12:45 PM on May 21, 2019 [3 favorites]

Was the cold open supposed to make me feel crushing despair? Because it did.
posted by Aquifer at 12:48 PM on May 21, 2019 [7 favorites]

Jost: "You're going to get me killed."

Loved Jones being fierce on WU.

Bialthor was lovely.
posted by porpoise at 2:15 PM on May 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

Grace and Frankie made the whole show worth it. Update was good, too. I swear, Colin did NOT know the third martini glass was coming. I don't normally care about the Pirro impression, but I enjoyed Colin getting water in the face repeatedly.

What's Wrong With This Picture also made me laugh. Weird, but enjoyable.
posted by terilou at 2:51 PM on May 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

We all cracked up at the What’s Wrong with this Picture. I skip over anything remotely political, every time. And the whole family was confused as to why DJ Khaled was the talent if all he did was yell occasionally while other people rapped?
posted by gryphonlover at 10:04 PM on May 21, 2019 [3 favorites]

Rudd was underused, I thought.

Except for the Twilight Zone sketch, I didn't recognize any of the music. Is that DJ Khaled's thing, just shouting his name?
posted by emelenjr at 9:29 AM on May 22, 2019 [2 favorites]

I guess? I assumed his actual work is more on the production side and this is just his way of participating in stage performances? His enthusiasm really won me over, though! Whoa, Lil Wayne? John Legend? Thank you, yes, I will make some noise! Wait, what's this? Another one!?
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:00 AM on May 22, 2019 [3 favorites]

The cold open was too depressing to be funny.

I'm really tired of the Time Travel sketch series premise.

I've never seen Grace and Frankie, but perhaps I should check it out.

I fast forwarded through DJ Khaled.

As for Weekend Update, I didn't think Jost and Ché's "let's make each other say offensive things" schtick was anything close to as amusing as they did, though I did enjoy the white lightning joke. Cecily Strong's Jeanine Pirro spot was very good and Leslie Jones's monologue was AWESOME. That woman is a force of nature. Also she must have some seriously impressive level of muscle to weigh in at 233.

The View was good in terms of being a clever spoof of the original, but I just can't understand why the real show is on air. How can anyone bear to listen to it?

Summer was funny and Paul Rudd's reaction to finding Leslie and Kyle in flagrante delicto was hilarious. I would have expected just a pro forma "Arghhh, how can you have sex in my dressing room! Do not want to see!" before he bolted, but to have him go into specifics as to the gory details of just how disgusting it was, was hysterical.

Bialthor was kind of cute. Demons want to be liked too!

And I'll just say, here at the end of the season, how much I liked the opening credits of this season -- so much so that I'm going to miss them next year. They're probably my favourite of any SNL credits that I've seen, and made the entire cast look irresistibly attractive and charming.
posted by orange swan at 12:39 PM on May 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

Comedian Leslie Jones leaving Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon returning for an 8th season with the sketch comedy show
posted by porpoise at 6:52 PM on August 27, 2019

Okay, there are few bigger boosters of Lesdoggg on this website than I, but I'm honestly... not too bummed about this? Because she had a whole-ass career before SNL, and she's spent a lot of time and effort smooshing that career together with her SNL exposure. She's not going to disappear, and this will give her more time and latitude to do her own crazy thing.

breathes into paper bag, rocks gently

It'll be fine. It'll be just fine.
posted by Etrigan at 8:21 AM on August 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis, and Bowen Yang named new featured players. Yang was a writer last season and will be the show's first Asian-American cast member.
posted by Etrigan at 12:12 PM on September 12, 2019

Oops, turns out Shane Gillis is a shithead.
posted by Etrigan at 3:10 AM on September 13, 2019 [1 favorite]

Aaand he's gone.
posted by Etrigan at 1:26 PM on September 16, 2019 [1 favorite]

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