Attacks on Chris Pratt’s performance as Luigi in The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Elon Musk were made during the second episode of the new season of Saturday Night Live.
Last night’s broadcast of SNL hosted by Brendan Gleeson, with musical guest Willow featured a So You Think You Won’t Snap-style game show as the episode’s cold open.
The concept of the play is that everybody is on edge because of the news and the world in general and that people are losing their temper in public with disturbing regularity.
So You Think You Won’t Snap takes the few remaining persons who haven’t snapped and puts them through a series of stress tests by constantly barraging them with news stories.
Bowen Yang’s Morgan Freegirl asks his audience, “Have you noticed that everyone around you is angry and crazy?”
The only thing that can make us feel better is watching a sexy program about Jeffrey Dahmer, because people are freaking out at Target and stabbings have resumed. We’re on the precipice, and I’m here to shove us off tonight in a game of “So You Think You Won’t Snap.”
The news covered a wide variety of topics, from the abortion issue involving Herschel Walker to the desire of young children to one day become influential figures like Kanye West. Among the competitors, Kayla (Chloe Fineman) manages to stay in the game for a while. Then, Freegirl introduces a scene from the newly released trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, in which Pratt voices Mario.
“He’s not Italian, he’s meant to be!” Kayla at Fineman is heard to exclaim. That’s basically his whole deal! The flight attendant by her side, provided by the game show for just such an occasion, is then attacked by her.
Dale, played by Kenan Thompson, fares even worse. Despite feeling confident going in, Dale lost it when Freegirl said, “This week, Elon Musk…” and smashed the glassware on the table in front of him. A frustrated “That man ought to shut his mouth!” he shouts. Says one to another: “Old rich person bragging about traveling to Mars, well, take your ass to Mars then!”
Colin Farrell, the co-star with Brendan Gleeson in the recently released film The Banshees of Isherin, made a surprise cameo on Saturday Night Live last night.
In addition, Ego Nwodim’s performance as Ariel from The Little Mermaid on this week’s Weekend Update was a big hit with viewers.
The new season of Saturday Night Live premiered last week with host Miles Tellar and musical guest Kendrick Lamar. On the upcoming show, Megan Thee Stallion will serve as both host and musical guest.