SNL Review March 3, 2018: Charles Barkley/Migos

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CREDIT: Will Heath/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult:

Anderson Cooper 360 – C

Charles Barkley’s Monologue – B-

The Grabbies – B-

Ned’s Roach Away – B

Homework Hotline – C

The Champions (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

Migos perform “Stir Fry” – B

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B-
Hope Hicks – C+
Resident Movie Buff Kyle Mooney – B+
Leslie Jones – B-

Hump or Dump – B

Construction Site – B

Migos perform “Narcos” – B

Last Call – B-

SNL Recap January 7, 2012: Charles Barkley/Kelly Clarkson

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Cold Opening – A Message from Rick Santorum
SNL seems to have decided that there is no need for a real impression of Rick Santorum, probably because – well, how many people know about Santorum?  Apparently, though, he might make some noise in the primary, so Andy might have to do a bit of work eventually.  For now, though, this opening proves that there is enough material to overcome that lack of an impression, namely, Santorum’s relentless campaigning and how that may go up against his personality, particularly with that money line about San Francisco. B-

Charles Barkley’s Monologue
Not so much a monologue as much as it was Sir Charles saying a few funny things and hoping to be done with it relatively quickly.  The (admittedly dated) Muggsy Bogues line got a chuckle out of me and reminded me of his cameo during Barkley’s first hosting appearance in ’93. B-