Saturday Night Live: Megan Thee Stallion
October 16, 2022 1:07 PM - Season 48, Episode 3 - Subscribe

The first of two consecutive double-duty hosts.

  • Cold Open - Jan 6 Committee: Kenan Thompson, Mikey Day, Michael Longfellow, Andrew Dismukes, Heidi Gardner, Chloe Fineman, Sarah Sherman, James Austin Johnson
  • Monologue: Megan Thee Stallion
  • Hot Girl Hospital: Megan Thee Stallion, Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner, Punkie Johnson, Marcello Hernandez, James Austin Johnson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Kenan Thompson, Devon Walker, Michael Longfellow
  • We Got Brought: Bowen Yang, Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim, Devon Walker, Punkie Johnson, Megan Thee Stallion
  • Deer Watching: Kenan Thompson, James Austin Johnson, Megan Thee Stallion, Devon Walker, Molly Kearney
  • Girl Talk: Kenan Thompson, Ego Nwodim, Megan Thee Stallion, Punkie Johnson, Andrew Dismukes
  • Wellness: PDD, Aidy Bryant?
  • Megan Thee Stallion - Anxiety
  • Weekend Update: Michael Che, Colin Jost
    • Hocus Pocus II: Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner
    • New Cast Member: Devon Walker
  • Gym Workout: Megan Thee Stallion, Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner, Chloe Fineman, Sarah Sherman, Bowen Yang
  • Megan Thee Stallion - NDA / Plan B
  • Sweatshirts for Ex-Girlfriends: Heidi Gardner, Kenan Thompson, Ego Nwodim, Megan Thee Stallion, Chloe Fineman, Sarah Sherman, Devon Walker
  • Substitute Teacher: Ego Nwodim, Devon Walker, Megan Thee Stallion, Punkie Johnson
posted by rhizome (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Another ok show. No standouts. I thought she did a pretty good job. That's got to be a lot of work to host and be the musical guest.

Enjoyed We Got Brought. That has happened to me more than once.

I can never tell Chloe and Heidi apart so it was interesting to see them together on WU.

Deer Watching was a nice bizarre sketch. Keenan always brings it.

I had almost forgotten about Punkie Johnson, I don't recall seeing her much in the previous episodes.

Someone needs to tell them they don't need to always have Trump in the cold open. I know they've got a guy who can do him really well but maybe save it until Trump, I dunno, dies or something.

It was kind of weird to joke about Pelosi basically fearing for her life. But she said "poo poo" so of course they have to riff on that because poo poo. I liked Chloe's impression of her though. Was that the first time she's done her?
posted by bondcliff at 2:01 PM on October 16, 2022 [2 favorites]

As is usually the case, the 10-to-one sketch was my favorite.

Were Chloe and Heidi wearing some sort of ass binders for the gym sketch? Would an ass binder even work as a concept?
posted by ejs at 4:32 PM on October 16, 2022 [1 favorite]

Well, Weekend Update was ok.
posted by Marticus at 5:44 PM on October 16, 2022 [1 favorite]

Megan is a force of nature, but she's not an actor. Gym was a bit of a shitshow but I think there was something good in there. I do think they had girdles on or something. Well done, however they managed it. Sweatshirt and Teacher were the standouts for me, but I think there was a certain amount of "not written with me in mind" overall. Weekend Update was above average to me. Both the songs were good.

I liked the little back punch Kenan did once the deer was behind him with the knife.
posted by rhizome at 6:16 PM on October 16, 2022

I thought Girl Talk was pretty great, especially the "girl" that was the long explanation about Ukraine - maybe kind of an obvious joke but we all hooted, and then the ending was perfect.
posted by joannemerriam at 6:10 AM on October 17, 2022 [1 favorite]

Gardner and Fineman had an amazing Weekend Update. Punching down a little, but inspired if nothing but to remind us that this crap is still rampant on the background.

"No butts" worked for me, a no butt-er. Megan Thee Stallion is an exceptional athlete. Really. It feels like she's compassionate about all about it, and passionately. Another entry into my "good people" list.
posted by porpoise at 8:56 PM on October 17, 2022

Ha! The establishing shot of the school in the substitute teacher skit was my daughter's middle school.
posted by gaspode at 7:23 PM on October 18, 2022 [3 favorites]

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