Saturday Night Live Report Card: Season 42, Episode 4- Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is a host that I've been looking forward to for years. His hosting gigs are almost always awesome. So without further ado, lets begin.
This was another great sketch in a long line of great political cold opens. This one featured the Trump lines "Bad Hombres" and "Nasty Woman". But Hillary was the star of the show, again. She played Trump Bingo. And talked about her 30 years of public service, much to Chris Wallace(Tom Hanks)'s dismay. Overall, this was really good.
This was the best monologue of the season. It was actually pretty funny, and
This was the best 'Black Jeopardy' sketch thus far. Tom Hanks as a Trump supporter that surprisingly had a lot in common with his fellow contestants (at least until the "Lives that Matter" question came up) was great. It was great to see a new take on an old sketch.
This was really strange. It was great, but weird as hell. Tom Hanks and Cecily Strong really wanted to put on that musical. And the faces of the audience members were priceless. Side note: Melissa Villaseñor has been really good this season. Why isn't she in more stuff?
Broken on CBS
This is just so real. Transparent is not a comedy. This was funnier than Transparent. 30 minutes does not equal a comedy, Emmys! I felt like I was actually watching a trailer for a new show on Netflix or something.
Going into this, I was scared. Not by the frights, but that it would ruin a near-perfect night. But it did the opposite. It made it even better. This sketch will remain a classic Halloween sketch forever. It may have been the best Halloween sketch SNL has ever done. It was certainly the best sketch they've done this season.
The amazing thing is that Leslie Jones topped the 'Mr. Robot' sketch with her WU piece this year. She was really funny. A lot of the jokes landed this week, which was great. And the Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With was back again, and was great. Overall, this was a great Update.
This seems like it should have worked really well. It was still good, but not great. There weren't that many laughs with this one, but it was enjoyable to watch Sully have to be the co-pilot, instead of the main pilot.
A Girls Halloween:
This was great. And a little weird. But I liked it. It was nice to see the girls getting ready and talking about their Halloween costumes, and then see how the costumes backfired on them.
America's Funniest Pets:
I don't understand this sketch. Tom Hanks's Ron Howard was so random, but really good. And the French ladies that came on were great, as well. This sketch may not have been super original, but it was still good.