First up tonight was a Fox & Friends parody, covering the Syrian refugee crisis. It really hit hard the way Americans are mistreating and misunderstanding Syrian refugees.
The best sketch of the night was about how Adele’s ‘Hello’ brings everyone together, no matter their beliefs. It was perfection.
Next was a sketch where McConaughey was a bad blues singer. It was boring and unoriginal.
Then they did a sketch where a company finally printed a 3D printed a human man who tried to act like a normal human, but clearly didn’t act like a human. It was fine but nothing special.
They had a sketch for Star Wars where they showed outtakes of failed auditions. This was a good character showcase for the actors while still being relevant, so good overall (plus they used some of the real actors and Emma Stone, who poked fun at the fact she was cast as a half-Asian woman in Aloha).
After a standard ‘Update’ there was a parody of a game show called ‘Should I Chime In On This?’ (hosted by Keenan Thompson of course), featuring characters that all think they should chime in on things they shouldn’t. This one was typical of SNL, but also said what all of us were thinking.
Next up was was the morning show with Taran Killam and Cecily Strong where Killam is clearly gay but Strong doesn’t notice. They’ve done this one before, and the Thanksgiving one was average and showing a ‘stereotypical’ gay guy like they usually do.
Finally, we had a town hall sketch where McConaughey played a character who opposed a company coming into town to try to change things. It very, very lame.
Overall, McConaughey wasn’t in many sketches, and that was really for the best. The episode wasn’t great writing-wise, too. The Adele sketch and the Star Wars one were the best of the episode. as for musical guest, Adele was Adele which is amazing and tear-inducing (and the highlight of the show).
Tune in on December 5th for host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Leon Bridges.