Saturday Night Live: Reese Witherspoon/Florence + the Machine
May 10, 2015 4:13 PM - Season 40, Episode 20 - Subscribe

The cast reminisce about their childhoods with their moms for the Mother's Day episode.
posted by Small Dollar (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I thought this was dreadful, other than a first sketch that actually had political guts for once, and a last that -- well, that was Whiskers R We, and there's nothing I can add to that.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:48 PM on May 10, 2015

What was going on in that waterpark sketch? Did they really build a full seemingly-functional slide for that?
posted by everybody had matching towels at 4:49 PM on May 10, 2015 [2 favorites]

I did not think this episode was as bad as many others have, though I do think it would have been better if it was just 90 minutes of 22 year old Aidy Bryant singing Christina Aguilera songs in a Blonde wig, but that is a bar that even the strongest of episodes couldn't clear.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:18 PM on May 10, 2015 [3 favorites]

Digital Exclusive: Inner White Girl. This was funnier than most sketches last night and made sense for it to be pre-taped. The office sketch they aired was ok but I don't know why it had to be pre-taped.

The home videos in the monologue were great, but the individual moments with the moms dragged. Their heart was in the right place, but their cast is too big and it dragged on. They should have gone with their instincts and just had a musical moms monologue.
posted by Gary at 10:17 PM on May 10, 2015

I remember Ebert's TV review of Joe Dirt he praised David Spade for breaking out of his regular characterization. He hated the movie, but at least David Spade was trying something different.

So, thanks, Saturday Night Live, for a game show sketch that isn't about how celebrities are stupid.
posted by ckape at 10:40 PM on May 10, 2015

I guess Reese Witherspoon is a big fan of Leslie Jones, because she was all the hell over this ep.
posted by Etrigan at 5:59 AM on May 11, 2015

I think my favorite part of this episode was the cool purple dress Reese was wearing for the monologue.
posted by phunniemee at 9:01 AM on May 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

I laughed harder at "Whiskers R We" than anything in a long, long time. I love the absurd stuff that tends to get saved for the last sketch. Also, Kate McKinnon could probably read the phone book and make me laugh out loud.
posted by jbickers at 3:09 AM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Cecily Strong: "Where's my cocaine?!"
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 1:56 PM on May 12, 2015 [3 favorites]

I thought this was one of the funnier episodes of the season. The only sketch that really fell flat was the waterslide. The women, especially Kate, Cecily and Leslie, are really carrying the show at the moment.
posted by Rock Steady at 3:29 AM on May 14, 2015

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