SNL Review - S40E16 Dwayne Johnson/George Ezra
Cold Open: The Rock Obama! We haven’t seen him since Fred impersonated Barack. And I loved how they added She Rock where Sasheer turned into Leslie.
Monologue: I was surprised to see Dwayne sing but I thought the premise of franchise Viagra was hilarious.
Sketches: All three of the pre-Update sketches were amazingly funny. That escape from jungle island sketch was so close to being over the line with the censors but it was gut bustingly hilarious thanks to Kate especially. Also I very much appreciated that Wegmans shout out during the improv sketch because I have always said I would have gone to Wegmans University if it existed. It’s an amazing grocery store in the northeast. Overall I think Dwayne killed it in each sketch and I can’t wait until he’s a member of the Five Timers Club.
Pretaped Content: That Pep Boys gender/sexuality dialogue was absolutely hilarious. The Bambi parody and Brogaine were good too but I really liked Kyle’s circus interviews because people (especially kids) never know how to react to him.
Update: I saw earlier in the day that Jost’s first joke went viral which made me happy because it was very funny. I was very happy to see Olya again as well! Those jokes about OJ and The Jinx were super funny too.
Musical Guest: I really liked George Ezra’s performances! He’s adorable and I didn’t realize that he’s only 21 but he has that amazingly deep/mature voice.
Cast: Leslie’s singular outing was phenomenal and the rest of the cast was pretty evenly distributed throughout the night which was lovely to see.
Vanessa: 3 Aidy: 3 Taran: 5 Kate: 5 Bobby: 5 Jay: 3
Cecily: 5 Kenan: 4 Beck: 5 Michael*: 0 Pete: 4 Leslie: 1
Colin*: 0 Kyle: 8 Sasheer: 5
*: Denotes Weekend Update Anchor