Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Michael B. Jordan/Lil Baby

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Lil B. Gardner (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

Nom nom nom nom nom! That’s the sound of being hungry for new SNL. I’m never not hungry. Luckily, this weekend Michael B. Jordan and Lil Baby both made their debuts, so there was plenty of fresh comedy and music to check out.

Earlier this season, I reviewed an episode by simply transcribing the notes I wrote in my notebook while watching the episode (which I was able to do after clicking “Play” on my DVR). And I loved that so much that I decided to do it again!

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Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Aubrey Plaza/Sam Smith

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Aubrey the SNL Host (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

THIS! IS! A! REVIEW! OF! THE! FIRST! NEW! SNL! OF! 2023! Now, as you may be aware, during the month of January, we often say “Happy New Year!” to each other. So, with that in mind, I’m going to review each sketch of this episode according to the format “Happy (Fill in the Blank).” All right, let’s get to it!
Happy New Aubrey Plaza!
Happy New Sam Smith!

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Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Austin Butler/Lizzo

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It’s Bad Christmas O’Clock (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

But the truth is, Austin Butler was the host of the last new episode of Saturday Night Live of 2022. (Because “But” is part of his name.) And incidentally, Lizzo joins the “Musical Guest Twice in a Calendar Year” Club.

For this episode, since it is the Christmas show, I will be reviewing each sketch by answering the question “Would Santa Clause like this?” in the vein of the Billy on the Street game “Would Drew Barrymore Like That?”

An Announcement from Donald Trump: I don’t think Santa Claus would like this very much. I’m pretty sure he sees a lot of naughtiness in NFTs and the rest of the digital financial space.

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Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Steve Martin Short/Brandi Carlile

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Lejends (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

The long and short of it is, the December 10, 2022 episode of Saturday Night Live has been hosted by Steve Martin (a long fellow) AND Martin Short (his last name is “Short”). And what’s the story, morning glory (because I watched the show on Sunday morning)? Brandi Carlile is the musical guest! I believe that this lineup is worth the price of admission.

Because this episode had two guests, I will be reviewing each sketch with two words each.

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Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Keke Palmer/SZA

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Keke and Her Friends (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

Score! The host of this particular Saturday Night Live episode is Keke Palmer. Sounds like we’re in for a treat. And the musical guest is SZA. That’s pronounced “SIZZ-uh.” She makes songs that are sizzling.

Since this is the first new episode of SNL after Thanksgiving 2022, I’m going to review each sketch by revealing what I’m thankful for from each of them.

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Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Dave Chappelle/Black Star

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We can’t see Yasiin’s face (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

It’s November 2022, and it’s time to talk about an SNL episode hosted by Dave Chappelle with musical guest Black Star. The latter is a hip-hop duo made up of Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, while the former is an oft-funny comedian who’s unfortunately now more often nowadays making headlines for making transphobic jokes on his comedy specials. So it feels a little tone-deaf to book him now, even though he’s been a perfectly hilarious SNL host in the past. We’re not going to be able to figure all that out right here right now, obviously (although it would be nice if Dave came out and said something along the lines of “Maybe I missed the mark”!), but it feels weird not to at least acknowledge it.

Anyway, for this review, I’m going to provide a simple description of my emotional response to each sketch.

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Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Amy Schumer/Steve Lacy

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CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot

For my review of last week’s SNL, I simply transcribed the notes I took while watching the episode. And I liked that method so much that I’m doing it again for this episode! What do you think, Host Amy Schumer and Musical Guest Steve Lacy?

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Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Jack Harlow/Jack Harlow

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Har-low! (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

Good morning*, dear readers! (*Or afternoon/evening/midnight/apocalypse depending on when you’re reading this.) For my review of the episode of Saturday Night Live with host and musical guest Jack Harlow that originally began airing on October 29, 2022 (but seeped into the early morning hours of October 30), I will simply transcribe the notes I wrote in my “Greendale Community College E Pluribus Anus” notebook while watching.

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Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Megan Thee Stallion/Megan Thee Stallion

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2 Stallions, 1 Promo (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

Okay, folks, here’s what’s going to happen: Megan Thee Stallion just hosted SNL, and she was also the musical guest. Now I’m going to review that episode, sketch-by-sketch. And those reviewlets will go by the following format, in honor of the guest: a quick little word or phrase, followed by “Thee Stallion.”

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Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Brendan Gleeson/WILLOW

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Brendan Gleeson and then two people who have a combined 2 Ws in their names (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

This season I’m ripping it up by experimenting with how I dive into SNL episodes. This time I’m going to review each sketch with a single emoji. Will host Brendan Gleeson and musical guest WILLOW be okay with that? I hope so, because they’re cool people. Anyway, let’s see how this goes…

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