Saturday Night Live: Saturday Night Live at Home: Kristen Wiig / Boys II Men
May 10, 2020 1:34 AM - Season 45, Episode 18 - Subscribe

"See you in September."

  • Cold Open - High School Graduation: Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Aidy Bryant, Heidi Gardner, Alec Baldwin, Mikey Day, Melissa Villaseñor, Chris Redd, Kenan Thompson, Ego Nwodim, Beck Bennett, Chloe Fineman
  • Monologue: Kristen Wiig
  • Quarantina: Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Melissa Villaseñor, Heidi Gardner, Kenan Thompson, Martin Short
  • Mother's Day: Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, Chris Redd, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Ego Nwodim, Josh Gad, Pete Davidson
  • Master Class Quarantine Edition:
    • Phoebe Waller-Bridge Teaches Journaling: Chloe Fineman
    • John Mulaney Teaches Suits: Melissa Villaseñor
    • Britney Spears Teaches Something: Chloe Fineman
  • Mt. Methuselah Baptist Church: Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, Chris Redd, Ego Nwodim
  • Danny Trejo: Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, Danny Trejo
  • Bouncing Waves with PJ Charnt: Kristen Wiig, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson
  • Boys II Men - A Song for Mama
  • Weekend Update: Michael Che, Colin Jost
    • Tina Fey
    • Jeanine Pirro: Cecily Strong
  • What's Wrong With This Picture: Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Melissa Villaseñor, Ego Nwodim
  • Eleanor's House: Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day
  • Brandon: Mikey Day, Brandon Day, Kenan Thompson
  • Lighthouse Keeper's Isolation Tips: Kate McKinnon
  • Beer Money: Kyle Mooney
  • Dreams: Cecily Strong, Kyle Mooney, Melissa Villaseñor, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffatt, Pete Davidson, Chloe Fineman, Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner, Bowen Yang, Beck Bennett, Ego Nwodim, Mikey Day, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon
posted by rhizome (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Good lord that Mulaney impression.

I mean

good lord
posted by Etrigan at 4:34 AM on May 10 [9 favorites]


I could watch a whole show of her doing Mulaney.
posted by bondcliff at 6:04 AM on May 10 [3 favorites]


Yeah, that Mulaney impression was insane and inspired. Melissa spanked it out of the park on that one. Overall, this was a really good show, with some hilarious moments. You had to listen close, because they were throwing away good lines like crazy. I'm disappointed that this was apparently the final show (of the season?)
posted by Thorzdad at 6:05 AM on May 10 [1 favorite]


I'm disappointed that this was apparently the final show (of the season?)

I think this was as good a place as any for them to stop. They've done about as much as they could do given the current constraints (Eleanor's House and Beer Money in particular could easily have been from the beforetimes), and if they go too much longer, they're going to start looking like a weekly roundup of the best TikToks (speaking of which, if Lorne doesn't call Jeff Wright over the summer, I will be pissed).
posted by Etrigan at 7:06 AM on May 10 [4 favorites]


Colin seemed genuinely taken by surprise by the dowsing he got at the end of WU. Like, somehow, he didn't know someone was standing by him armed with the same cup Cecily threw and a bunch of water to pour over him. It was kind of cute, especially his exclamations of "HOW?!?!"
posted by Thorzdad at 8:39 AM on May 10 [5 favorites]


I'm about to watch the Clair de Lune "Dreams" segment for the 4th time. It reminded me of some poignant films they've done in the past. Being an Older, the first I thought of was s1's "Homeward Bound." (Also Phil Hartman /Jan Hooks "Love is a Dream"? Aaannd ???)

It was not only a tribute to New York, but a comment on the surreal time for all of us. I hope it was not a farewell to some of the cast, especially Cecily.

I'd turned the live/not live show off after about 30 min., thinking it wasn't that good.
(The Martin Short-featured bit was borderline tasteless for me. And the "Parks and Rec" special did the clueless rich people joke better.)

Then I caught a few clips from the last 60 min., like this film and the appearance by crazy-ass Pirro, that were much better.
posted by NorthernLite at 9:45 AM on May 10 [2 favorites]


It was kind of cute, especially his exclamations of "HOW?!?!"

Scarlett Johansson was just using some Black Widow-style stealth there.
posted by Etrigan at 11:41 AM on May 10 [3 favorites]


I like to imagine Colin was grinning at Scarlett's off-camera glee for getting to be Cecily's stand-in.

Also, I could watch a whole summer of just Chloe and Melissa doing Masterclass sketches.
posted by Ruki at 11:42 AM on May 10 [2 favorites]


"Let kids driiink!"

Agreed, Villaseñor's impression is absolute gold.

Loved Davidson and Redd's Trejo tribute. The tribute, not so much the singing.

How does Jost still have that hair?! He's sheltering with Johansson, not Mulaney's wife (who is a professional stylist).
posted by porpoise at 11:45 AM on May 10 [2 favorites]


That lullaby bit from Kristen Wiig killed me dead. "GOOOD NIIIIIIIGHT" I think she gets funnier and funnier as time goes on. "Brandon" was another hight point, Kyle's character in "Eleanor's House," was pretty amazing, "oh, those are my Michigan friends," but the whole thing was a bit messy for me and I couldn't really tell what the deal was besides a party that got out of control.

Jost has "part of my job is to go to meetings" hair.

I like that they're taking a break here. I'm fine for them to explore the format, but even though they have basically invented what others are already copying and will probably continue to copy, it seems pretty hard to do indefinitely and they're probably kind of exhausted themselves. They've gone through all the Zoom quirks, found panel/gameshow sketches can work (but how many do we want), and other ideas of varying viability. Also with the cast, some people have kind of come and gone throughout (Alex, Kate), some shown their consistency (Kenan, Aidy, Beck) and some have been absolutely breakouts within the format (Chloe, Chris, Pete).

Dreams was good, and I thought the montage during Boys II Men was really sweet, as well as the Mother's Day roundtable thingy. There have been those flashes of earnestness (or breaking the 4th wall) that I've appreciated the past couple months.
posted by rhizome at 3:24 PM on May 10 [3 favorites]


How does Jost still have that hair?! He's sheltering with Johansson...

Well...If you were sheltering with Scarlett Johansson...
posted by Thorzdad at 4:23 PM on May 10


Was happy to see that, like me, Kate McKinnon also watched The Lighthouse last week.
posted by ejs at 4:37 PM on May 10 [4 favorites]


That lullaby bit from Kristen Wiig killed me dead. "GOOOD NIIIIIIIGHT" I think she gets funnier and funnier as time goes on.

She is really either a you-love-or-hate person. I don't deny she's a talent, she's just nails on a chalkboard to me.

Also Phil Hartman /Jan Hooks "Love is a Dream"?

That was where my mind went. It can be hard to be funny in a challenging time but it can equally hard to be funny people being sincere or at least somewhat. I enjoyed that the same way i loved the moms montage (and whatever they do for Mother's Day every year) because I like getting glimpses into people's real lives and these last few shows were a great chance to get to do that while still seeing them getting to be funny. Also my gosh some of those zoom things (the church one) ARE MY LIFE lately trying to make things happen on Zoom.

I'd love to see an all-cast Master Class, like everyone pick one person and just go ALL OUT. Sorry to not see more Bowen (or Alex) but it's been nice to see Chloe really shining in this. I think Brandon may have been the funniest for me, for whatever dumb reason.

Also I've been on-goingly like WHERE ARE THEY for people clearly not in NYC and finally Googled the yoga studio I could half see across the street from the bank where Kyle went and it's in Eagle Rock in LA.
posted by jessamyn at 8:19 PM on May 10 [3 favorites]


> . . . Googled the yoga studio I could half see across the street from the bank where Kyle went and it's in Eagle Rock in LA.

And you do this while completely focused on the show, At the same time! it's like magic. "Oh hey that's Eagle Rock. I just googled the Yoga Studio in the background nobody noticed." HOW!!! :D

Meanwhile I am psyched that SNL has tons of stuff on Youtube now, from Digital Exclusives posted more recently, to those megamixes and classic sketches from this day in history... Finally the internet is being used in a USEFUL way.
posted by not_on_display at 12:19 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]


I haven't seen this come up, on Netflix the newest series of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has a Melissa Villaseñor episode.
posted by rhizome at 1:49 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]


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