For the first sketch of the night, Kate McKinnon played her Hillary Clinton trying to sleep on Christmas Eve. Where she is visited by Amy’s 2008 Hillary, and they’re visited by Tina’s Sarah Palin.
Next up was a game show called ‘Meet Your Second Wife’, where married men can meet the woman who can be their second wife. The contestants were all super young girls, that kept getting younger and younger. This was one of my favourites.
Then there was a commercial for new hoverboards that now explode whenever they feel like.
They did a sketch where Keenan was directing Amy & Tina and had them overact everything like they were on the Jeffersons. It was the only real stinker of the night.
Amy and Tina of course made an appearance on Weekend Update, to say the last two jokes of 2015.
Next was a show remembering their favourite Christmas clips of all time, and they had Maya Rudolph performing a song in a classic Maya character. Amy was a cocaine addicted singer. And Tina sang with Keenan’s Bill Cosby who spiked her drink. It was just ok.
Then there was a digital short where Amy and Tina spoofed Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood to highlight their Dope Squad (which includes Gayle King and Amy Schumer).
Thankfully Maya was around so her and Amy could do a Bronx Beat. We. Have. Missed. ITTTT.
Bruce Springsteen played them out tonight, and Paul McCartney jumped on stage to play the bells for Santa Claus is Comin To Town.
Overall an A+ Christmas episode.
Tune in for new episodes in January, with host Adam Driver.
In his monologue Ryan tried to say he wasn’t from Canada because of America’s feelings towards immigrants, but Cornwall Ontario got a shoutout (heeeeey), and Mike Myers came out to support him and show what a Canadian Christmas was all about.
Next up was a commercial parody for a dating website called Settl, where women can settle so they can get married right away.
Then they had a sketch where Kate, Ryan and Cecily were characters who had been abducted by UFOs, and Ryan and Cecily had beautiful experiences while Kate had a very disturbing experience.
They had a digital short called Santa Baby, where Ryan and Vanessa were a couple at a Christmas party who truly believed in Santa. This was probably the best sketch of the night.
Next up Ryan played a dorky dad at his daughters birthday party, and Aidy is the only one who thinks he’s a hot dad and tries to unsuccessfully flirt with him.
After Weekend Update, Ryan was taking Cecily on a tour of his hometown for an interview. As someone who has family in Cornwall, I can assure you there is no bar with that many people in it there.
They had another commercial parody, this time making fun of the George Clooney and Danny DeVito Nespresso commercials and how little sense they make.
Of course there was a cut-for-time scene from the Wiz Live show that was on NBC earlier this week, touching on race.
Finally there was a sketch where Ryan, Vanessa and Keenan played elves who weirdly flirted with Santa.
Ryan seemed nervous throughout and the whole cast was giggly, but it made it endearing. Leon Bridges was great. And it was the most Canadian episode ever, which is nice for us up here.
Tune in next weekend for host Chris Hemsworth and musical guest Chance the Rapper.