We are in the final stretch of the last three SNLs of this 41st season. Everyone seems a little tired — more so than past seasons at this point. I still think the Trump show had lingering effects on the season, maybe even subconsciously, and they still haven’t cracked how to properly lampoon him. It’s going to be weird when SNL comes back in the fall because who knows what the world will look like then. Think how many controversies there will be between then and now. Anyway, we are getting ahead of ourselves. Brie Larson was a good host and this was a pretty good show. Let’s see what the Scorecard looks like today…
Sketch of the Night
“Quiz Whiz 2018” (Strong, Larson, Killam, Thompson) You know the old SNL complaint that sketches don’t know how to end? “It was funny, but it didn’t have an ending,” what a weird complaint for a comedy sketch! These aren’t Paul Thomas Anderson movies. Anyway, this sketch was almost the opposite: The whole thing rested on the punchline that Brie Larson is Ted Cruz’s wife. What a twist! I didn’t see it coming. And then they all sang a weird song about Donald Trump.