Saturday Night Live: Ryan Gosling, Jay-Z
September 30, 2017 10:29 PM - Season 43, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Host: Ryan Gosling, Musical Guest: Jay-Z

  • Oval Office - Alec Baldwin, Aidy Bryant, Melissa Villaseñor, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat
  • Opening Monlogue - Ryan Gosling
  • Alien Abduction - Aidy Bryant, Mikey Day, Cecily Strong, Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon
  • Levi's Woke - Mikey Day, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Pete Davidson, Ryan Gosling, Leslie Jones, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd
  • The Fliplets - Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, Ryan Gosling
  • Jaz-Z - Bam
  • Weekend Update - Michael Che, Colin Jost
    • Angela Merkel - Kate McKinnon
    • Guy Who Just Bought A Boat - Alex Moffat, Ryan Gosling

  • Henrietta & The Fugitive - Beck Bennett, Alex Moffat, Aidy Bryant, Ryan Gosling, Kenan Thompson

  • Terrezano's - Mikey Day, Ryan Gosling Cecily Strong, Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner, Kyle Mooney, Melissa Villaseñor, Beck Bennett

  • Jay-Z - 4:44

  • Papyrus Font - Ryan Gosling, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Chris Redd, Kyle Mooney, Heidi Gardner

  • Micky's Endzone - Kenan Thompson, Ryan Gosling, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Heidi Gardner, Leslie Jones

posted by DizzyOnBugSpray (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is the follow-up Alien Abduction deserved. I knew something was up when Cecily wasn't sitting beside Kate this time.

Apparently the Avatar font has been bothering SNL writer Julio Torres for a while.
posted by Gary at 11:40 PM on September 30, 2017

I assume Alien Abduction was specifically written to have Ryan facing away from the camera when he inevitably broke.

Nice hat, though.
posted by ckape at 1:36 AM on October 1, 2017

The pre-made meme with TFW Angela Merkel was amusing but also depressing at the same time.
posted by elsietheeel at 8:27 AM on October 1, 2017

Also I absolutely love corpsing, so every time Ryan Gosling broke I looked like this 😍.
posted by elsietheeel at 8:37 AM on October 1, 2017

Finally, what the heck was up with the lack of Leslie? Shameful.
posted by elsietheeel at 8:54 AM on October 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

I fell asleep sometime before the 2nd Jay-Z, but it may not have been their fault. Levi's Woke was good!
posted by rhizome at 10:00 AM on October 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

Aidy's great, but either she and/or the writers couldn't/chose not to try to capture SHS's sheer visceral contempt for everyone and everything.

Che got some really good lines.
posted by porpoise at 10:42 AM on October 1, 2017

The Terrezano's sketch reminded me of the much better Chris Farley Folger's Crystals sketch.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 1:41 PM on October 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

paper chromatographologist: I was thinking of that throughout the sketch, but still liked it.

The Fliplets sketch was my personal best of the night, but it hit me right in my particular dark sense of humor bone.
posted by General Malaise at 4:32 PM on October 1, 2017

Papyrus was right up my alley, and is is well-placed in the canon of font criticism.
posted by rhizome at 10:12 AM on October 3, 2017

Yesterday I finally caught the last few skits, as well as the close. One thing that I noticed that really really really warmed my heart: new cast members Chris Redd and Heidi Gardner were over on the left-hand side of the screen. Kate McKinnon was with them and as soon as the closing music starts playing you can see her go alllll the way to the right and grab other new guy Luke Null and drag him all the way back over to the left to join in, just so she could point at all three of them. I know that Luke Null got no screen time in this ep and I'm sure he was feeling weird at the end and I think that was the absolute sweetest thing that McKinnon could have done. I already love her but now I love her more.
posted by komara at 11:28 AM on October 8, 2017 [2 favorites]

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