Saturday Night Live: Bad Bunny
October 23, 2023 12:06 AM - Season 49, Episode 2 - Subscribe

I think it was Lady Gaga who introduced the first song.

  • Cold Open - Jim Jordan: Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Bowen Yang, Chloe Fineman, James Austin Johnson
  • Monologue: Bad Bunny, Pedro Pascal
  • Rap Battle: Kenan Thompson, Mikey Day, Devon Walker, Bad Bunny, Ego Nwodim, Punkie Johnson, Michael Longfellow
  • La Era del Descrubimiento: Bad Bunny, Fred Armisen, Marcello Hernandez, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes
  • Telenovela: Bad Bunny, Marcello Hernandez, Mikey Day, Bowen Yang, Punkie Johnson, Mick Jagger
  • Shrek Infinity: PDD, Bad Bunny
  • Bad Bunny - UN PREVIEW
  • Weekend Update: Michael Che, Colin Jost
    • Jada Pinkett Smith: Ego Nwodim
  • Girlfriend Meets Family: Bad Bunny, Chloe Troast, Marcello Hernandez, Pedro Pascal
  • The Right Track: Devon Walker, James Austin Johnson, Bowen Yang, Marcello Hernandez, Heidi Gardner, Mikey Day, Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson, Bad Bunny, Punkie Johnson
  • Bad Bunny - MONACO
  • Sister Act 3: Sarah Sherman, Punkie Johnson, Bad Bunny, Molly Kearney, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim, Chloe Troast, Mick Jagger
  • Burt's Bees: Mikey Day, Ego Nwodim, Bowen Yang, Bad Bunny, Kenan Thompson
    posted by rhizome (10 comments total)
    Benito!!!! This was such a good week, Marcello Hernandez was great, loved seeing Pedro back too.
    posted by ellieBOA at 1:26 AM on October 23, 2023

    Yeah, I thought this was above average, but what's the deal with all the Mick Jagger! Rap Battle and Shrek were both way better than they had a right to be.
    posted by rhizome at 2:50 AM on October 23, 2023

    Mick and Lorne Michaels are multi-decade friends. Why did they pull out the Mick card specifically this week? Who knows.

    I thought this was well below average. Shrek had its weird moments and the "use the Danish butter cookie tin for sewing supplies" was a very solid reference. Ego did good character work with Jada.
    posted by mmascolino at 5:11 AM on October 23, 2023

    Why the Mick card? Because he has a new album and was in New York for it, presumably.
    posted by transient at 7:44 AM on October 23, 2023 [2 favorites]

    Because he has a new album and was in New York for it, presumably.

    Yes, and Lady Gaga had just performed with them in New York too.
    posted by ellieBOA at 9:21 AM on October 23, 2023

    Age of Discovery is one of the best pre-recorded bits in my recent memory. Have they done entirely non-English skits before?
    posted by autopilot at 12:28 PM on October 23, 2023

    I'm guessing between the Taylor Swift cameo last week, and the Mick Jagger/Lady Gaga this week, that Lorne may feel like there isn't enough star power in the host (since neither have been super star movie stars), and needs to pump it up a little, and since he can't get actors, he's pulling favors from musicians. Or, I mean, if Mick and Lady Gaga are in town and want to play a little on the Studio 8H stage, can you really say no?

    Good episode; love to see a host totally get into it.
    posted by General Malaise at 12:36 PM on October 23, 2023 [1 favorite]

    Felt to me like it was leaning on cameos a lot.

    When Mick came on the first time I thought, "Who is that guy? He looks kinda like the guy from the Rolling Stones but why would he be showing up in a telenovela sketch? Oh well I guess I'll have to wait for the thank yous at the end."
    posted by ckape at 2:23 PM on October 23, 2023 [1 favorite]

    I suspect the cameos were to assist so that it wasn't a Spanish language show for the whole episode.
    posted by Marticus at 8:06 PM on October 23, 2023

    La Era del Descrubimiento had us absolutely howling.
    posted by joannemerriam at 11:40 AM on October 24, 2023

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