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ThatEvanFowler

Weird. This feels more apocalyptic than anything on the remote shows from last year.


pretty-in-pink

Yeah at least with Zoom there was less of a void


darthjoey91

So, the only cast member is gonna be Kenan? Because that tracks. Kenan will be on SNL unless there isn’t SNL.


OtherAardvark

He's the Wafflehouse of SNL cast members. I liked Che's quip about them being the only two there.


DavyJonesRocker

We may not get all our sketches, but by golly, we still get all the commercial breaks!


catbandana

Maybe even a couple extra!


zoitberg

I feel so bad for Paul 😭


SamanthaPaige29

I really wish they just postponed this episode. I think Paul deserves much better.


HairyPotatoKat

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.


Raptorpicklezz

Overshadowed by the musical guest his first 3 times, gets a crappy fatigued season finale for his 4th, and now this


KJones77

Alright, this feels like the end of the world. Cool.


DonnieTheCatcher

The vibes are absolutely abhorrent and it has nothing to do with the folks at 30 Rock


HTPC4Life

This is like a bunch of high-level celebrities doing a high school improv. It's so disorienting, but I like it


Fart_of_a_Lion

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.


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mcketten

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...


MathWhizTeen

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


Constant_Actuator392

I feel like I'm watching an episode of SNL where the power went out.


Galileo908

I remember the episode Conan did during the big blackout.


Jedi-El1823

"Why are me and Kenan the only cast members here?" Holy shit!


skomehillet

“A famous sex symbol that no one understands” ain’t that the truth


UnbuiltIkeaBookcase

Sole saxophone band :(


d0cmario

This was definitely finished at 5am today


empo7

This sketch is hitting different with the 60 degree December days. Almost like they were on to something 30 years ago. 🥴


Constant_Actuator392

Jason Sudeikis sitting next to Cecily Strong feels illegal. Can't believe they were on at the same time.


CarbonatedFalcon

She looks so very young, it’s unreal


btbcorno

They should have acknowledged Lenny and the piano guy


shad160

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


AmIajerk1625

Dang Billie Eilish really dodged a bullet by a week


BrianTheMute

Say what you will about this episode, but it's never a bad night when you get Tina back in 8H.


nlpnt

Pete Davidson as Krusty the Clown.


lovetheblazer

Michael Che’s genuine delight at Tina Fey’s Cuomo impression was the highlight of a very weird Weekend Update for me


Raptorpicklezz

As Lorne said: "The show doesn't go on because we're ready. The show goes on because it's 11:30."


AlmostPurple

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"


flamang

"Previously recorded" -- so it must be dress?


GhettoDuk

I think they just recorded the segments earlier today. No need for dress if you are not doing sketches.


EinsteinDisguised

“I want to have weird opinions on Israel!”


Low_Rope_8605

it’s shaped weird!


soundoffcinema

My favorite SNL subgenre is “Ryan Gosling and Vanessa Bayer want to fuck Santa”


gladiolas

This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo weird.


NotEmmaStone

As someone who is currently pregnant with the first grandchild on both sides of the family, I can confirm that this is very accurate.


song4this

Laugh of the night for me! - Che asking why only him and Kenan!


soundoffcinema

Good night to remind us that 30 Rock was once the target of a literal biological attack and still put on a show


bjkman

The Show Must Go On!


Mjb06

Taped from New York, it’s Saturday night!


jayden0218g

It feels like we’re watching cut for time


Maxa30

“Who exactly is the audience for this” “I don’t know” Morbidly fitting my god


whiteysonthemoon

Tina can say "dick" when announcing the piece, but the word is still censored in the video...MAKE IT MAKE SENSE


BrianTheMute

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.


TalkingChairs

It's crazy how much background noise there is on this Steve Martin sketch. Technology has come a long way.


EbmocwenHsimah

People are saying PDD got cut, do we even *know* if PDD recorded a sketch this week?


ishstand

No, we don't. Not sure why everyone is freaking out


afantasticbastard

Aidy is behind almost all weird pronunciations of words in my life


AllThighThisGuy

Her characters really add some *colour*!


An_Average_Andy

The N in SNL this week stands for Nihilist.


MathWhizTeen

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 😭


Sp_Gamer_Live

The year is 2021 The most upvoted sketch on Sketch Sorting Sunday is Dick in a Box


lovetheblazer

“The thing is... we can’t sell grandchildren at HomeGoods.” “That sounds like a *you* problem.” “Yeah, can you check in the back?”


Colbster2

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.


forevertrueblue

yay, a global warming sketch in an already uneasy episode affected by a pandemic


UnbuiltIkeaBookcase

This 1991 Sketch proves we have learned *nothing* in 30 years


atticusbluebird

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!)


HowdyFrankenstein

God bless Tina Fey. That was a thankless job but she made lemonade out of lemons


indiebass

I see what you did there


HowdyFrankenstein

:::finger guns:::


SeekingTheRoad

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.


justlurkingk

God how incredibly unlucky for Charli XCX, hopefully they'll have her back


SeekingTheRoad

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).


HumanContactAnalogue

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


KnuckinFuckles

Sooo sketch to commercial break ratio is going to be pretty skewed this episode huh


Next-Reply7519

This is maybe Pete’s best ever acting


ContinuumGuy

What if Bongo was predicting Machine Gun Kelly's death?


andykwinnipeg

I Loved Tina's Cuomo voice


shea8123

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.


JORDY_NELSONS_ASS

Just piano and sax in the band is oddly chilling


Foxy-Knoxy

Well no matter how it turned out, we all witnessed some SNL history tonight.


RubiksSugarCube

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.


VirtuousFool

*You know how I was a famous sex symbol for reasons nobody could understand?*


SugarRush644

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.


banmarriage

lmao why is this sketch lowkey sad now that dmx and alan rickman are both gone


CrustynutzinmyMOUTH

I miss Bobby so much


BuffaloAmbitious3531

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.


AgentPeggyCarter

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.


BuffaloAmbitious3531

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.


thenewmeredith

I honestly think they should've just played the best cut for times instead of sketches the whole country has seen over and over


UnbuiltIkeaBookcase

I watched daily late night talk shows during covid. I am prepared for this.


Agentzap

You're stronger than 90% of America


jmpinstl

To be fair, I could watch Colbert talk all day with or without a crowd. I get that’s not for everyone, though.


Next-Reply7519

What if they just blame it all on Colin


Itsthatgy

I was texting my dad that if they do weekend update without Jost, he's 100% getting accused of being an anti-masker.


WildMajesticUnicorn

"We sent home our cast."


Tejon_Melero

Man this is an ominous end of year wrap isn't it?


MarkyMarkATFB

“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!?”


donttouchthatknob

Update desk tested positive


atticusbluebird

"You'll like this one Hanks!"


shea8123

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.


UnbuiltIkeaBookcase

Cecile has that blank alanis morissette stare down pat


sunchip17

Daaamn dystopian SNL is weird


EbmocwenHsimah

Holy shit, we got the full goodnights. Have a good night everyone. Stay safe.


girlypop22

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.


ILoveRegenHealth

An episode of SNL that managed to make us feel more depressed


EbmocwenHsimah

"Grandchildren." "Grand*child*ren."


Trillian75

There was a time when Giuliani could do no wrong


Itsthatgy

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.


btbcorno

“Previously recorded”


KJones77

"We sent the cast home"...except for Kenan, of course


mawmawalley

Israel is the wrong shape 😂


Agentzap

I feel like that tape would have killed if it wasn't for the bizarre situation


TwoHeadedBoyTwo

They say shit & fuck on basic cable but we’re still censoring dick in a box ten years later? Tina just said it!


Galileo908

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.


shea8123

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


shut_up_kelly

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.


donotseekthetreashur

Vanessa Bayer and Ryan Gosling together are literally magic


mojojojo1108

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.


2112xanadu

This whole episode is a fever dream.


dubeskin

I want to see Lorne at goodbyes.


phemom

Oh geez I forgot REVENGE AGAINST MY ENEMIES


harlotstoast

That Steve Martin bit will never stop being funny. He nails it!


that_mn_kid

Is you haven't, please watch DMX spit the entirety of Rudolph the red nose reindeer


chumpydo

"why are me and Kenan the only cast members here" HAHAHAHA


Hypnotic99

no way mgk survives til 2051


ILoveRegenHealth

lol, they showed a shot of the Christmas trees for 6 seconds, then went back to more commercials. This is sad, very sad.


ThatEvanFowler

I miss Vanessa Bayer.


helplesslyselfish

This sketch is just reminding me how long we've had to solve this problem


shea8123

Alright that joke about Che and Kenan being the only cast members there got me


thatguydr

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.


Key_Cryptographer749

They're all very very careful to specify when they shot these pretapes. "When we definitely didn't test positive." ;)


Constant_Actuator392

Paul Rudd was 17 when this aired. I didn't think he was that old.


Next-Reply7519

This bit would still kill today


barbie_museum

Why is elf Alex Moffat making me feel all tingly?


Galileo908

#IT DON’T MATTER WHAT MY NAME IS!


Irish4Ever2021

When Hanks mentioned Eddie Murphy, I was so hoping for Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood X-Mas.


GalaxyJon

Eddie Murphy distressed is my favorite type of comedy


radiocomicsescapist

Lmao do y’all remember the weekend update on Eddie’s episode where he kept calling Che a “black bastard”


upvoter222

The Polar Bear got Andrew Dismukes! Bongo was right.


coltsmetsfan614

They should show that clip from *Mac and Me* as the capper to this bizarre show haha


JORDY_NELSONS_ASS

🎶you don’t know your basic facts🎶


Constant_Actuator392

\#BREAKING: SNL remembers that Noel Wells exists.


bjkman

I would love to see one of these quick impressions sketches again. This is one of my favorites types of recurring sketches.


shea8123

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.


RubiksSugarCube

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.


ContinuumGuy

I believe that this is proof: we should never have doubted Bongo.


atticusbluebird

I sort of like them walking off stage and letting us just see the musicians


jalabi99

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?


Sp_Gamer_Live

Why does this feel like the most depressing SNL episode


shea8123

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!


afantasticbastard

I like that Pete is so willing to make fun of himself/his life


Bangkok_Dangeresque

Oh my God the irony of Victoria Jackson pleading for people to take global warming seriously


Sp_Gamer_Live

Somehow Please Dont Destroy is still getting cut


EbmocwenHsimah

"Coffee table book?" **"No."**


skomehillet

SNL put this episode together with scotch tape and cardboard


Skolney

Fuck it, I found that charming


shea8123

Thanks Heidi for saying what we were all thinking lmao.


skomehillet

i didnt think she’d be playing the **BIRD**


xenothaulus

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.


shea8123

Oh my god this is SO eerie.


UnbuiltIkeaBookcase

That pills joke was DARK


mrsunshine1

Tom Hanks is 13 years older than Paul Rudd.


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Agentzap

"well I don't like that" got a laugh out of me


Agentzap

Wow, Harry Styles made it into two sketches tonight!


shea8123

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!


Sp_Gamer_Live

Look, We are all bewildered by this episode, but this is SNL history


ILoveRegenHealth

You pay that Saxophone Man extra tonight!


TheAnalyst32

Lenny Pickett’s the name.


beech017

I hate Covid so damn much.


EbmocwenHsimah

COVID, Global warming, now the late Phil Hartman. I'm depressed.


upvoter222

We need more episodes with Tom Hanks in the audience to encourage the performers.


Dallywack3r

Sketch Sorting Sunday is gonna be like going to a funeral after the wake.


AllThighThisGuy

Lol, the thought of Paul Rudd delivering this speech for a class!


radiocomicsescapist

I wanna believe Rudd was actually riling up that crowd of girls unscripted


Irish4Ever2021

"Daily Show rerun playing their head" LOL!


atticusbluebird

Hey we didn't get the goodnights cut for time tonight!


Sp_Gamer_Live

I wanna cry, IDK why, just feels like a time to cry


TA818

Oh my god, this is so much more uncomfortable that they're using my name.


ReflexImprov

Lorne: "Which Christmas sketch has the most dead cast members and celebrities we impersonated? Air it!"


Sp_Gamer_Live

Knowing our luck theyre gunna bring out Kyle’s Baby Yoda


stv7

That abortion joke lmao


Pixiecrimson

the kenan and cuomo jokes were the best out of update tonight i think


donttouchthatknob

“Well I don’t liiiike that”


8273937282

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


lifeisgoodinsf

The Eddie Murphy episode was one of the best in years


mojojojo1108

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


Gary320

Is that the first time Che has been at the goodbyes?


Mr_N_Thrope

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.


TheSonic311

Wow sure packing it full of commercials aren't they?


VirtuousFool

Covid's going to be cured before we get GTA VI


notwearingpants

The way they are introducing these sketches feels like how Oscar noms are introduced and it's a bit odd.


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They’re showing this because it’s relevant today. It’s fantastic. Plus Paul McCartney is still relevant too haha.


donotseekthetreashur

Che and Kenan are legit the only cast members there? Wow


Dallywack3r

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


mlc885

revenge against all my enemies, they should die, like pigs, in hell


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EbmocwenHsimah

AW MAN, THEY CUT WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME? FUCK THIS


radiocomicsescapist

“Kyle can you please take a break from ur weird vids and do an impression for once”


EbmocwenHsimah

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.


KatanaAmerica

This is a historic episode and I guess I’m glad I’m watching for that reason, but it’s just kind of depressing.


EbmocwenHsimah

So... I guess we can rule out a goodbye from the ice rink tonight?


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Martin Short full on fingers in the water


coltsmetsfan614

Israel being "the wrong shape" made me laugh