I love Melissa McCarthy, don’t you? She never holds back, and this week’s episode didn’t disappoint. One sketch (Test Screening) had me laughing more than any other in recent weeks (maybe since Santa Baby? although, I enjoyed that more for it’s perfection than it’s humor). And looky here, we have a Kanye filmed piece that is fine for kids, if you don’t mind a shot of Kyle Mooney’s back in his underwear for a second or two. I don’t.
FINE FOR KIDS
Kyle vs. Kanye – Kyle Mooney challenges Kanye West to a rap battle in a bid to return to his hip-hop roots.
Monologue– Melissa McCarthy pulls out all the stops to celebrate her fifth hosting appearance.
Hillary for President Cold Open – Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) laments Bernie Sanders’ popularity with young people (Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kyle Mooney, Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong) through a performance of “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”
DEFINITELY NOT FOR KIDS
The Day Beyonce Turned Black – It’s the day white people never saw coming: when Beyoncé turned black.
Test Screening -One attendee (Melissa McCarthy) at a horror movie test screening is more embarrassed by her reactions than the others (Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones). bleeping, vomiting (the best!) and slang for peeing.
Movie Night – Members of a family (Pete Davidson, Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Moynihan) try to diffuse the tension when they accidentally end up watching a sex scene together. Why has this sketch not been written before? Still it was weak.
Pick Up Artist – Wannabe pick-up artists (Melissa McCarthy, Sasheer Zamata, Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon) put their teachings into action at a bar. Watch this (without your kids) and pay attention to Leslie. She breaks and cannot get it back but it is so fun to watch her try.
Whiskers R We – Barbara DeDrew (Kate McKinnon) and Tabby-tha (Melissa McCarthy) show off the cats available for adoption as part of the Valentine’s Cat Giveaway. I think this is the fourth time they’ve done this. Still funny, but not exactly shareable.
Bus – A woman (Leslie Jones) regrets taking a seat on the bus as soon as the passenger (Melissa McCarthy) next to her starts talking. Leslie does a great job, showing again, her range as a woman who just wants a quiet ride home on the bus.
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