Saturday Night Live wasted no time before touching on the week’s biggest news – Kanye “Ye” West, Herschel Walker and The Super Mario Bros. movie.
The cold opening featured a game show called So you think you won’t understandwhere host Bowen Yang delivered individual news to four SNL castmembers to see how long it would take to “click” out of the news.
Heidi Gardner went first and snapped after watching a clip of President Joe Biden talking about his mental acuity. Next up was Chloe Fineman, who was asked questions about Walker, referring to the announcement that he supports a total abortion ban. Shortly after, a woman came forward and said Walker urged her to have two abortions.
“Well, I bet that will come back and bite him in the ass,” Fineman told Yang, to which he replied, “That actually led to his best fundraising day ever.”
Yang told Fineman, who played a mother in the cold, that 86% of kids want to be influencers, which started to trigger her a bit. When Yang showed her a clip of the… Super Mario Bros. trailer and told her Chris Pratt was voicing the video game character, she snapped.
“He would be an Italian!” said Fineman.
Devon Walker, a new featured player on SNL this season concluded the draft of the cold open game show. Yang brought Walker the news that 401Ks had fallen 20 percent and the Mars company announced that the orange M&M is now worried, before bringing up West.
“This week, Kanye West called Lizzo fans ‘demonic,'” Yang told Walker. “OK. Bringing up Kanye, OK,” Walker replied. When Yang pointed out that West decided to open a private school and had never read a book in his life, Walker became visibly more upset and asked Yang if they could change the subject. change.
“Let’s switch to Tucker Carlson,” Yang said. “Last night Tucker Carlson sat down with Kanye West,” he said, while Walker begged, “Hey, man, got a heart, come on?!”
Yang replied, ‘You’re right. You’re right. Let’s go to the fashion world — with a photo of Kanye,” he said, showing the photo of West and Candace Owens in “White Lives Matters” shirts. Walker snapped.
Brendan Gleeson’s opening monologue featured a surprising appearance of his In Bruges and The Banshees of Inisherin co-star Colin Farrell, who also guest-starred in other skits throughout the night. In the monologue, Gleeson said that people may recognize him from his long career, but don’t know where they saw him.
After the opening monologue, Yang, Mikey Day, and Andrew Dismukes transformed into the Try Guys for a sketch poking fun at the cheating they’ve recently faced.
Ego Nwodim asked the Try Guys, visibly confused, “Your friend had a side dish and you fired it?”