Saturday Night Live: Dua Lipa
May 6, 2024 11:20 PM - Season 49, Episode 18 - Subscribe

Finally, a week without celebrity cameos! /s

  • Cold Open - Protests: Michael Longfellow, Heidi Gardner, Mikey Day, Kenan Thompson
  • Monologue: Dua Lipa, Andrew Dismukes, Bowen Yang, Heidi Gardner
  • Spicy in the Studio: Devon Walker, Ego Nwodim, Dua Lipa, Kenan Thompson
  • The Anomalous Man: Dua Lipa, James Austin Johnson, Sarah Sherman, Chloe Fineman
  • Drake Kendrick Battle: Heidi Gardner, Mikey Day, Devon Walker, Dua Lipa
  • Challengers: Dua Lipa, Marcello Hernandez, Bowen Yang
  • Penne alla Vodka: Mikey Day, Molly Kearney, Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Mikey Day, Dua Lipa, James Austin Johnson
  • Dua Lipa - Illusion
  • Weekend Update: Michael Che, Colin Jost
    • Kristi Noem's Other Dog: Marcello Hernandez
    • Jojo Siwa: Chloe Fineman
    • Man Who Did Too Much Press: Jerry Seinfeld
  • Dr. Fat Daddy: Dua Lipa, Mikey Day, Ego Nwodim, Dua Lipa, Kenan Thompson, Punkie Johnson
  • Dua Lipa - Happy For You
  • Teeny Tiny Statement Pin: Bowen Yang, Dua Lipa, Heidi Gardner, Marcello Hernandez, Chloe Fineman
  • Phone Number Jingle: Dua Lipa, Bowen Yang, Chloe Fineman, Devon Walker, Andrew Dismukes, James Austin Johnson

posted by rhizome (3 comments total)
Marcello Hernandez as Cricket was so good! And Dua is a good actress!
posted by ellieBOA at 7:25 AM on May 7 [1 favorite]

Dua Lipa was surprisingly good for a musical guest-host. She was in every sketch except the cold open, did some American accents, etc.

I felt like all the sketches were weak, though. The cold open was just plain bad. They totally failed to say anything about that situation and relied on Kenan mugging it up to get any laughs. The Sonny Angel sketch (the one called "Challengers" in this post) took a fun weird premise and killed it by trying to make it about that movie, without any real reason. The Anomalous Man sketch sort of did the same thing, when it veered off into the cell phones. It's too bad, because with better sketches and a decent host, this could have been a much better show.
posted by briank at 9:08 AM on May 7

It seemed like a lot of pre-recordeds and the Young Spicy and jingle duo sketches are purely templated timefillers. Dua Lipa was still good. Not really a standout, but better than many established actors who host.

I thought Penne alla Vodka was funny, and I bet it gets some mindshare in the coming wedding season.
posted by rhizome at 1:05 PM on May 7

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