SNL: Mikey Day, Rosalía, Zoë Kravitz, Chris Redd (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

And now for something completely… all about the 15th episode of the 47th season of Saturday Night Live. For this outing, the host is a descendant of famous people, and wouldn’t you know it, she has SNL guesting in her blood. Current Catwoman Zoë Kravitz’s dad has been a musical guest a couple of times, while her stepdad hosted a few years ago. As for this episode’s musical guest Rosalía, I don’t think she has any family members who have previously stopped by Studio 8H, but she herself did give Bad Bunny an assist last season.

Since this episode aired on the weekend that Daylight Savings Time took over, I will be listing the sketches in order of how much sunlight they feature (whether literal or metaphorical), from least bright to brightest.

Weekend Update: Terry Fink: Hunkering down for 48 hours straight to watch every movie while high on LSD is just about the least daylit scenario you could possibly conjure.

Zoë Kravitz’s Monologue: SNL always airs after the sun has gone down, and the monologue generally never makes any effort to hide that. Zoë, however, did her best to hide that by wearing a white top, but then the whole lack of light was underscored by all those black-heavy Catwoman/Katt Williams outfits.

please don’t destroy: We Got Her a Cat: I imagine that SNL writers’ offices are among the least sunlit locations on Earth, which certainly helps explain the mania behind a little kitty constantly disappearing. Hilarity can certainly ensue in the dark!

Word Crunch: Umm, I’m pretty sure that “cornhole” should have been accepted as a legitimate word. Anyway, game show sets are notoriously devoid of sunlight. Maybe that explains some of the contestants’ ridiculous answers…

Weekend Update: The Jokes: Similar to the monologue, the staginess of Weekend Update makes the lack of sun abundantly clear. But the stage design is brighter, and the funny jokes help lighten things up.

Rosalía, “Chicken Teriyaki”: Despite the blinding whiteness of the stage design, this performance felt like the complete opposite of daylight. Makes sense, as chicken teriyaki does feel like an appropriate subject to sing about after dusk.

Weekend Update: Dan Bulldozer: There’s some eternal sunny optimism in this absurdly deep-voiced lunk played by Kyle Mooney, but I’m not exactly buying into it.

Maid of Honor Toast: This wedding-set scene features an early evening establishing shot outside the venue, but then all the light that remained in that groom’s life quickly disappeared, amiright?!

The Princess and the Frog: This is based on a Disney movie set in New Orleans, a place that generally gets plenty of sunshine year-round, though this appeared to be an evening-set rendezvous. Zoë’s Princess Tiana was doing her best to remain sunny, but that can be hard when you suddenly learn about all the secrets your lover’s been hiding!

White House TikTok Meeting: This cold opening does feature a sunny establishing shot of the presidential abode, but once we head indoors, you can feel all that brightness fade away. At least the Charles F. D’Amelio joke was pretty funny.

Dad’s Home Movie: It didn’t look like there were too many windows in that family’s living room, but I imagine that the sun was out, because watching an old home movie is something that you tend to do on a random afternoon. Anyway, what wonderful imagination present in the writing of this sketch, and what charmingly zippy chutzpah present in the performances, especially Mr. Kenan Thompson’s!

Rosalía, “La Fama”: Switching the white out for red in Rosalía’s second performance made it seem like she was out in the desert.

Don’t Stop Believin’: Brunch is certainly an occasion when there’s enough daylight to give you the energy to shamelessly bust out the marching band version of an iconic classic rock ballad.

Amazon Go: This here commercial parody presented some grocery shopping in the middle of a sunny day. And that made for some fine Daylight Horror, as all the Black Characters suspected that they were being tricked into some sort of profiling entrapment. Clever!

Porch Date: Hallelujah! This is pretty much the Platonic ideal of a Daylight Savings sketch, as the establishing shot presents a beautiful late afternoon suburban idyll. The sunlight is hanging around for as long as it can, and you can just feel all the power it grants to this budding romance.

There was no announcement about the next episode, but my best guess is that it will air on April 2. We’ll find out for sure soon enough!