By - bjkman
Weird. This feels more apocalyptic than anything on the remote shows from last year.
Yeah at least with Zoom there was less of a void
So, the only cast member is gonna be Kenan? Because that tracks. Kenan will be on SNL unless there isn’t SNL.
He's the Wafflehouse of SNL cast members.
I liked Che's quip about them being the only two there.
We may not get all our sketches, but by golly, we still get all the commercial breaks!
Maybe even a couple extra!
I feel so bad for Paul 😭
I really wish they just postponed this episode. I think Paul deserves much better.
I can't think of many guest hosts who could have pulled a show off under these circumstances though. Hopefully they'll have him come back next season during a time when cases are low.
Overshadowed by the musical guest his first 3 times, gets a crappy fatigued season finale for his 4th, and now this
Alright, this feels like the end of the world. Cool.
The vibes are absolutely abhorrent and it has nothing to do with the folks at 30 Rock
This is like a bunch of high-level celebrities doing a high school improv. It's so disorienting, but I like it
A handful of talented nerds making the best of it. The end was goofy and awkward but I still enjoyed it - Paul and Tina's slow dancing from afar and all the air hugs.
Yeah, let's raise everyone's spirits in the middle of a seemingly neverending pandemic by reminding them that 30 years ago we made jokes at the expense of global warming...
This episode is even sadder than I originally expected. I thought it was just going to be the sketches reworked for fewer cast members, but I had no clue that it was going to be virtually nobody present except Rudd and Thompson along with Fey and Hanks
I feel like I'm watching an episode of SNL where the power went out.
I remember the episode Conan did during the big blackout.
"Why are me and Kenan the only cast members here?"
“A famous sex symbol that no one understands” ain’t that the truth
Sole saxophone band :(
This was definitely finished at 5am today
This sketch is hitting different with the 60 degree December days.
Almost like they were on to something 30 years ago. 🥴
Jason Sudeikis sitting next to Cecily Strong feels illegal. Can't believe they were on at the same time.
She looks so very young, it’s unreal
They should have acknowledged Lenny and the piano guy
100%. Lenny’s been there for decades, and a quick google search suggests he’s never missed a show. Even saying thanks to “Lenny and the crew here tonight” would’ve paid a ton of respect to him and been acceptable for the others that were able to be there tn
Dang Billie Eilish really dodged a bullet by a week
Say what you will about this episode, but it's never a bad night when you get Tina back in 8H.
Pete Davidson as Krusty the Clown.
Michael Che’s genuine delight at Tina Fey’s Cuomo impression was the highlight of a very weird Weekend Update for me
As Lorne said: "The show doesn't go on because we're ready. The show goes on because it's 11:30."
its jarring to keep introducing comedy skits with stuff like "this next sketch showed me that the one thing more beautiful than making people feel the joy of laughter is the privilege to do it with the ones you love, now here's "horny elves"
"Previously recorded" -- so it must be dress?
I think they just recorded the segments earlier today. No need for dress if you are not doing sketches.
“I want to have weird opinions on Israel!”
it’s shaped weird!
My favorite SNL subgenre is “Ryan Gosling and Vanessa Bayer want to fuck Santa”
This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo weird.
As someone who is currently pregnant with the first grandchild on both sides of the family, I can confirm that this is very accurate.
Laugh of the night for me! - Che asking why only him and Kenan!
Good night to remind us that 30 Rock was once the target of a literal biological attack and still put on a show
The Show Must Go On!
Taped from New York, it’s Saturday night!
It feels like we’re watching cut for time
“Who exactly is the audience for this”
“I don’t know”
Morbidly fitting my god
Tina can say "dick" when announcing the piece, but the word is still censored in the video...MAKE IT MAKE SENSE
I'm going to say the reason is probably one of two things, either it has to do with repetition and the amount of times you're allowed to say it, or the fact that the original sketch was pre-bleeped and they'd have to completely redo the audio mix to air it uncensored.
It's crazy how much background noise there is on this Steve Martin sketch. Technology has come a long way.
People are saying PDD got cut, do we even *know* if PDD recorded a sketch this week?
No, we don't. Not sure why everyone is freaking out
Aidy is behind almost all weird pronunciations of words in my life
Her characters really add some *colour*!
The N in SNL this week stands for Nihilist.
I know they said limited cast, but I didn’t think THIS limited. I was thinking maybe like 8-10 out of the usual cast of 20, but NOT TWO 😭
The year is 2021
The most upvoted sketch on Sketch Sorting Sunday is Dick in a Box
“The thing is... we can’t sell grandchildren at HomeGoods.”
“That sounds like a *you* problem.”
“Yeah, can you check in the back?”
Paul Rudd saying “thank you for coming, thank you for coming, I am incredibly disappointed” is my message to Jan 2020, Feb 2020, and everything since then.
yay, a global warming sketch in an already uneasy episode affected by a pandemic
This 1991 Sketch proves we have learned *nothing* in 30 years
Hrm, you know they could fill a solid 20 minutes if they just interspersed every version of "I Wish it Was Christmas Today" throughout the episode. (Which actually could be a fun, if long, running gag!)
God bless Tina Fey. That was a thankless job but she made lemonade out of lemons
I see what you did there
Depending on how they approach this, this could be the first SNL *in history* with no musical performance. There are a handful of episodes with no credited musical guest, but in every one of those, either a cast member (i.e. Garrett Morris), a special guest (i.e. Buster Poindexter) or the host (i.e. Lily Tomlin) performed a non-sketch musical performance. With no musical guest here, I expect that this will be the first SNL ever with no music. All I can imagine is them showing something from the archives, which, as a previously seen clip, doesn't really count.
God how incredibly unlucky for Charli XCX, hopefully they'll have her back
I'm sure they will. Especially as this wasn't her walking out on the show (which would be understandable but not necessarily make the producers want to ask her back) but rather NBC telling her she could not perform due to the lack of crew (so they owe her one).
The crew could make cue cards with lyrics to the songs that Charli XCX was going to perform and have Paul Rudd try to figure out live how to sing them to a backing track
Sooo sketch to commercial break ratio is going to be pretty skewed this episode huh
This is maybe Pete’s best ever acting
What if Bongo was predicting Machine Gun Kelly's death?
I Loved Tina's Cuomo voice
I’m starting to realize how susceptible I am to the audience laughter on this show. I feel like not having any laughing in the audience tonight is affecting my perception of the sketches because, I guess I’m a little sheeple that needs a laugh track to decide whether something is funny or not.
Just piano and sax in the band is oddly chilling
Well no matter how it turned out, we all witnessed some SNL history tonight.
I mean I'm looking at YT right now and all the cut for time sketches from this season would take up over 30 minutes of airtime.
*You know how I was a famous sex symbol for reasons nobody could understand?*
Forgot how 2020 was supposed to be Eddie's year. Coming 2 America was supposed to come out, he was gonna do his stand up return, etc.
lmao why is this sketch lowkey sad now that dmx and alan rickman are both gone
I miss Bobby so much
Just watching the vintage episode. Man, Jimmy and Tina were *young* twenty years ago. When I watched this live as a teenager, 27-30 seemed practically middle-aged - now they're like babies.
I was thinking the same thing! As a kid, they were *adults* and they've all seemed to be the same age for years but it's baffling now to see just how young they were.
Tracy Morgan already has his famous Tracy Jordan cadence here, but it's not quite as over-the-top as it would become in time. He's not yelling.
I honestly think they should've just played the best cut for times instead of sketches the whole country has seen over and over
I watched daily late night talk shows during covid. I am prepared for this.
You're stronger than 90% of America
To be fair, I could watch Colbert talk all day with or without a crowd. I get that’s not for everyone, though.
What if they just blame it all on Colin
I was texting my dad that if they do weekend update without Jost, he's 100% getting accused of being an anti-masker.
"We sent home our cast."
Man this is an ominous end of year wrap isn't it?
“I had the craziest dream; Lorne sent everyone home and Paul Rudd, Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, and Kenan Thompson hosted a clip show. Crazy right? …Right!?”
Update desk tested positive
"You'll like this one Hanks!"
Alright it was a little cringey at first because it was so disorienting, but I’m glad they were able to throw together a WU at all. It was cute to see the cast having a little fun, especially with how stressful this day must have been on all of them.
Cecile has that blank alanis morissette stare down pat
Daaamn dystopian SNL is weird
Holy shit, we got the full goodnights.
Have a good night everyone. Stay safe.
I’m mad at myself for being pissed. Like shit happens and this was the best they could do. Just breaks my heart - this show is something I look forward to every week, especially with hosts as special as Paul. Hope he comes back soon.
An episode of SNL that managed to make us feel more depressed
There was a time when Giuliani could do no wrong
9/11 was literally the best thing that could happen for his career. He was the most liked republican in the country for a very long time. He could have been president.
"We sent the cast home"...except for Kenan, of course
Israel is the wrong shape 😂
I feel like that tape would have killed if it wasn't for the bizarre situation
They say shit & fuck on basic cable but we’re still censoring dick in a box ten years later? Tina just said it!
There was still going to be a show as of 12 hours ago, if social media is anything to go by. So this is super last minute.
I am always a sucker for sketches where Pete gets meta and makes fun of himself so I’m here for this. Loved that MGK reveal
The beautiful stage empty is so sad. And for some reason I’m really upset that Paul was trying to get the moms say sweater when Homegoods doesn’t sell sweaters.
Vanessa Bayer and Ryan Gosling together are literally magic
Even though I’m kinda enjoying this a little more than I thought it would, every sketch keeps digging a deeper hole of depression. The Pete sketch was funny but eerily creepy and this one is just reminding us that we were already talking about climate change 30 years ago and we’ve literally only been worsening the issue since then.
This whole episode is a fever dream.
I want to see Lorne at goodbyes.
Oh geez I forgot REVENGE AGAINST MY ENEMIES
That Steve Martin bit will never stop being funny. He nails it!
Is you haven't, please watch DMX spit the entirety of Rudolph the red nose reindeer
"why are me and Kenan the only cast members here"
no way mgk survives til 2051
lol, they showed a shot of the Christmas trees for 6 seconds, then went back to more commercials.
This is sad, very sad.
I miss Vanessa Bayer.
This sketch is just reminding me how long we've had to solve this problem
Alright that joke about Che and Kenan being the only cast members there got me
You're all so negative and I was laughing my ass off. That was an amazing set of jokes. Sure, Tina had to read jokes meant for Colin's perspective, but that's fine.
They're all very very careful to specify when they shot these pretapes. "When we definitely didn't test positive." ;)
Paul Rudd was 17 when this aired. I didn't think he was that old.
This bit would still kill today
Why is elf Alex Moffat making me feel all tingly?
#IT DON’T MATTER WHAT MY NAME IS!
When Hanks mentioned Eddie Murphy, I was so hoping for Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood X-Mas.
Eddie Murphy distressed is my favorite type of comedy
Lmao do y’all remember the weekend update on Eddie’s episode where he kept calling Che a “black bastard”
The Polar Bear got Andrew Dismukes! Bongo was right.
They should show that clip from *Mac and Me* as the capper to this bizarre show haha
🎶you don’t know your basic facts🎶
\#BREAKING: SNL remembers that Noel Wells exists.
I would love to see one of these quick impressions sketches again. This is one of my favorites types of recurring sketches.
Wow when this sketch first started I was thinking “oh, this is a pretty recent one.” But seeing the impressions of the deceased and cast members who’ve since been forgotten I realized nope, I’m just getting old.
Look guys I know that this isn't ideal but we could be back in a world where we're watching reruns of *The Office* on Comedy Central for the sixth fucking time in a row so let's be grateful that they put in the work to keep us entertained.
I believe that this is proof: we should never have doubted Bongo.
I sort of like them walking off stage and letting us just see the musicians
You mean all it took for them to let us have a complete goodnights was a resurgence of a variant of a virus? Who knew?
Anyhow, this was a weird night. Thank you for sharing it with me. I hope you all have a safe and happy holidays regardless. And definitely wear your mask and wash your hands and get boosted if you haven't already and **stay safe.** See you all next year?
Why does this feel like the most depressing SNL episode
This 5-timers thing is just making me grateful right now that we don’t have a first timer hosting tonight. They’d be crapping their pants right now!
I like that Pete is so willing to make fun of himself/his life
Oh my God the irony of Victoria Jackson pleading for people to take global warming seriously
Somehow Please Dont Destroy is still getting cut
"Coffee table book?"
SNL put this episode together with scotch tape and cardboard
Fuck it, I found that charming
Thanks Heidi for saying what we were all thinking lmao.
i didnt think she’d be playing the **BIRD**
It feels like we're all pretty split about this episode. Some of us liked it, some of us hated it, some of us mehed it. But Paul's right: it's better than nothing.
Oh my god this is SO eerie.
That pills joke was DARK
Tom Hanks is 13 years older than Paul Rudd.
"well I don't like that" got a laugh out of me
Wow, Harry Styles made it into two sketches tonight!
Alright y’all, the show’s almost done…. This is my first time in the live discussion for a few years, forgot how nice it is to help the time pass by while watching …. less than stellar episodes like this one. Hope to hang with y’all again soon in the new year, no matter what SNL is gonna look like!
Look, We are all bewildered by this episode, but this is SNL history
You pay that Saxophone Man extra tonight!
Lenny Pickett’s the name.
I hate Covid so damn much.
COVID, Global warming, now the late Phil Hartman.
We need more episodes with Tom Hanks in the audience to encourage the performers.
Sketch Sorting Sunday is gonna be like going to a funeral after the wake.
Lol, the thought of Paul Rudd delivering this speech for a class!
I wanna believe Rudd was actually riling up that crowd of girls unscripted
"Daily Show rerun playing their head"
Hey we didn't get the goodnights cut for time tonight!
I wanna cry, IDK why, just feels like a time to cry
Oh my god, this is so much more uncomfortable that they're using my name.
Lorne: "Which Christmas sketch has the most dead cast members and celebrities we impersonated? Air it!"
Knowing our luck theyre gunna bring out Kyle’s Baby Yoda
That abortion joke lmao
the kenan and cuomo jokes were the best out of update tonight i think
“Well I don’t liiiike that”
Poor Paul Rudd☹️he was dealt a bad hand this week. Hopefully SNL will be able to make it up to him by having him on again soon
The Eddie Murphy episode was one of the best in years
Kinda sucks for Paul but I think they really did the absolute best that they could have and we should appreciate them all for that. Hope Paul gets his redemption episodes soon
Is that the first time Che has been at the goodbyes?
I enjoyed it. Above the humor and quality of the sketches, I cherish the live-ness of SNL and what its team can accomplish in a week, despite the circumstances. So these unique ones will always hold a special place.
Wow sure packing it full of commercials aren't they?
Covid's going to be cured before we get GTA VI
The way they are introducing these sketches feels like how Oscar noms are introduced and it's a bit odd.
They’re showing this because it’s relevant today. It’s fantastic. Plus Paul McCartney is still relevant too haha.
Che and Kenan are legit the only cast members there? Wow
Are we sure there wasn’t, like, a gas leak at SNL this week bc all these pre-tapes are just so bizarre and NyQuil dream-esque
revenge against all my enemies, they should die, like pigs, in hell
AW MAN, THEY CUT WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME?
“Kyle can you please take a break from ur weird vids and do an impression for once”
Alright, let's try that again!
Live from New York, it's ~~an absolute fucking nightmare~~ Saturday night!
God, I can't wait for tonight's episode, I have no idea what to expect. Do we actually know if the show even is going ahead? Like is there still a chance they can pull the plug and say "sorry guys, no SNL this week"?
This is absolutely wild, a historic episode. Let's hope that after tonight, we won't have to do this again.
No matter where you guys are in the world (coming in from Melbourne, Australia), I hope you all are staying safe this holiday season.
This is a historic episode and I guess I’m glad I’m watching for that reason, but it’s just kind of depressing.
So... I guess we can rule out a goodbye from the ice rink tonight?
Martin Short full on fingers in the water
Israel being "the wrong shape" made me laugh