Once again, Melissa McCarthy graced the stage of Saturday Night Live and, for the third time, she managed to make being hysterical look annoyingly easy. If you missed the big night, don’t fret. We watched the show into the wee hours of the morning and have put together the best and weeded out the rest.
Let’s get right into it, shall we? The cold open, however different than the usual political sketch, was awkward at best. McCarthy did her best to save it, and did a pretty good job, but it got a whole lot better when she hit the stage for her monologue.
From the llama to the wire work, this was a great start to the night. Melissa was in it to win it and this got her started ahead of the pack.
BEST SKETCHES OF THE NIGHT:
This is a difficult decision to make, because Melissa was on point each and every time she stepped in front of the camera. Three sketches stood out among the rest though, the first of which saw Melissa in full on Emily Thorne mode.
One word, pass the maaaassshhhh! Seriously, check out McCarthy as a very confused game show contestant. We’ll even give you a ‘go again’ button in case you want to watch it more than once.
Girlfriends Talk Show is one of my favorite skits of the recent SNL era. Aidy Bryant kills it every time as [email protected] and McCarthy fit right in as the divorced adult lady that Morgan always hangs out with. Donna even picked the topic of discussion, doll clothes hookups. And, spoiler alert, things are going very hard for Donna’s new adventures in speed dating.
BEST FAREWELL OF THE NIGHT:
No matter how funny Melissa was last night, the talk of today was always going to center around Seth Meyers. After more than a decade of work at Saturday Night Live, Meyers took his final go at Weekend Update and it was emotional, funny, and reminiscent of times gone by. Nothing special came in the form of ‘the news,’ but some very special guests stopped by to help send Meyers off.
Side note, who wants to hit up …kevin? with Yolo Ohno tonight?
BEST DIGITAL SHORT OF THE NIGHT:
In honor of Black History Month, I give you 28 reasons to hug a black guy today.
BEST MUSIC OF THE NIGHT: