‘SNL’ Scorecard: Chris Pine Sings And Sings And Sings

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05.07.17 4 Comments


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Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever heard Chris Pine sing until he hosted SNL. I don’t think I’ve ever even pondered the notion of him singing. Now, I don’t think there was some grand scheme on his part in which he showed up and demanded to sing. Most likely instead, like pretty much every SNL, that’s just the way it worked out.

This was an SNL that at least felt like it took a break from politics a bit compared to recent past shows. Admittedly, it was kind of refreshing! It’s going to be a long four years and if we don’t take a break from this madness here and there, we are going to go insane. Maybe we are already insane? Maybe that’s why we think we saw Chris Pine singing in an awfully large percentage of his sketches last night.

Sketch of the Night

“Swat Recon” In a show that had a sillier vibe, this was the king of “silly,” so why not? What sells this is just how much fun Chris Pine and Mikey Day looked like they were having. I truly believed they were at a fun party. Just like the SWAT team, I wanted to join this party. We should all be so lucky as to be able to attend a party like this. Heck, maybe I’ll organize my own backpack fashion show later today? No one is going to confuse this sketch for an “important” piece of comedy, but that’s why I like it so much. I’ve seen so much important comedy over the last few months to last me a lifetime and, sometimes, I just want to see a two grown men jump up and down and eat cotton candy.

Score: 8.2

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