As for the remainder of the episode, one of many funnier bits of the night time got here from the Weekend Replace desk, giving us one other satisfying team-up between Andrew Dismukes and James Austin Johnson. The 2 have been launched as Keep in mind Lizards, a back-up musical visitor which may be taking greater than slightly little bit of inspiration from the chart-topping band Think about Dragons. Any time Johnson and Dismukes get the prospect to do one thing musical collectively, it is magical, and this was no exception. Although it is a repetitive bit, that is the purpose, and it labored splendidly. Actually hoping Keep in mind Lizards is touring close by someday quickly.
Outdated Timey Films – Here is a case the place an “SNL” sketch is bolstered by some nice manufacturing design components. The grainy black and white filter and the outdated timey, sped up look to the visuals made this work a lot better than it in any other case would have. Whereas I want the visible gags supplied slightly extra selection, particularly close to references to L. Frank Baum, it helped that the writers made Bowen Yang’s character catty and spicy for no obvious purpose. Watching Momoa gleefully ham it up for this classic digicam was additionally pretty pleasant.
Rome – Ya know, when you have got a sketch comedy present that is put collectively each single week, it permits the bits to be extra well timed and related than most different comedies on the air (apart from the late night time speak exhibits). However typically “SNL” likes to beat a lifeless horse, reminiscent of making enjoyable of the trending matter about males revealing that they consider the Roman Empire greater than you might need guessed. This revelation made the rounds on the web again in September, and there have been a number of episodes of “SNL” between then and now, however that is after they selected to execute a sketch. Did it not make the minimize in earlier episodes? Had been they ready for somebody like Momoa to suit the function of a Roman soldier? Anyway, this sketch was effective, and it was fortunately shaken up by the extra turns it took within the again half, however general, it nonetheless felt a bit stale due to how lengthy it has been since that viral sensation unfolded.
Thanksgiving Week Airport Parade – Talking of stale, this is an ideal instance of a missed alternative. This is not the primary time that “SNL” has used a parade present setting for the idea of a sketch, and this one felt prefer it had actual promise, as a result of everybody is aware of that flying throughout Thanksgiving week is an absolute nightmare. However the sketch felt prefer it barely scratched the floor, and Momoa’s efficiency did not assist issues any. Plus, this sketch had yet one more “outdated” reference, by bringing in that lady who went viral for screaming at nothing in the course of a airplane. I suppose “SNL” was actually holding onto some stuff for a pair months.
As for all the pieces else, there was an amusing “Forged Away” bit that wasn’t fairly pretty much as good because it might have been, a drained cab driver sketch with such a fundamental premise that not even Kenan Thompson might put it aside, an evening membership sketch with Momoa attempting actually laborious to do his greatest “Scarface” impression, and yet one more terrible political chilly open.