Happy 2016! I looked back at all the Saturday Night Live Parent’s Guide’s from 2015 and chose the funniest, kid-friendly sketches of the year. My kids are 12, 10, 8 and 5-and-three-quarters (because the 3/4’s matters). I asked them to rank the clips and put them in order beginning with the funniest. Do your kids agree? What was their favorite?
Hotline Bling Parody – Drake (Jay Pharoah) defends his “Hotline Bling” dance moves, pointing out that dads (Beck Bennett), teachers (Taran Killam), tax guys (Donald Trump) and Ed Grimley (Martin Short) all dance like him. This was also the 5th most watched sketch of the year on YouTube according to Variety. Watch more of Donald Trump’s episode here.
Star Wars Toys – Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys are great for everyone ages 6 and up – way up. This is the full length version, (I posted a shorter clip of it on Facebook yesterday). Fun and clean. Watch more of Chris Hemsworth’s episode here.
Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet – even better than you remember. But here are the cautions: a beaver smokes and a “damn, you’re fine.” A really fun sketch made better by Aidy Bryant’s professor and Pete Davidson’s animal handler. Watch more of Tracy Morgan’s episode here.
Police Line Up – Probably the best sketch of Louis CK’s episode. Four amateur actors (Taran Killam, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett and Louis CK) who take their gig in a police line-up waaaay to seriously. Fine for kids. Watch more of Louis CK’s episode here.