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Cecily Strong's Midterm Plea Caps the Amy Schumer Hosted 'SNL'

By Dustin Rowles | TV | November 6, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | November 6, 2022 |


Good morning, and welcome to the day after Daylights Savings. How many of you normally wake up around 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings, but we’re looking forward to sleeping in until what felt like 9 a.m., but actually woke up at 5:30 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep? You just can’t win!

Cold Open — The guy who does the Trump impression (James Austin Johnson) does a good Biden impression, too, but not as impressive as Molly Kearney’s Guy Fieri, one of the “Democratic stars” that Biden is pushing in the cold open, including Stormy Daniels as Michigan Governor, Azalea Banks in Florida, and Tracey Jordan. It’s a rough cold open, and not just because I would take Guy Fieri as a Democratic candidate in a heartbeat. (Watch Here) (Score: 4 out of 10)

Amy Schumer Monologue — Schumer does stand-up for 6 minutes, and if you like Amy Schumer, you’ll probably like her monologue (and vice versa). I like Schumer most of the time, this monologue included. She talks about her pregnancy, her marriage, and her husband, who is on the spectrum. (Score: 7 out of 10)

Matzo Ball Soup: Schumer’s character is worried that she’ll be rude if she eats the matzo ball soup while her friend is telling her about her separation. It’s not a great skit, and also, a trigger warning for people who have a hard time with others who don’t eat with their mouths closed. (Watch Here) (Score: 3 out of 10)

Covid — Need a break from your family, kids, and your job? Try COVID! It’s like a 5-10 day vacation in isolation. “Covid: Because sometimes the only way to get mentally healthy is to get physically sick.” It’s funny because it’s true. I think I could use another bout of COVID next week after the election. (Score: 7.5 out of 10)

Jurors — The joke here is that several members of the jury react loudly and vocally to all the revelations during cross-examination in a murder trial, but then they also end up solving the case. Eh. (Watch Here) (Score: 4 out of 10)

Twitter Content Moderation Meeting — A peek at the only 2 employees left in content moderation after Elon fired everyone. They’re deciding whether banned users can return. It’s a bunch of crazies pleading their case, and then the former guy shows up and makes a bad skit even worse. TFG is gonna announce his bid next week, and we’re going to be forced to sit through more !@#%!@#% Trump skits aren’t, aren’t we? (Watch Here) (Score: 3 out 10)

The Looker — A parody of Netflix’s Watcher, where the “Looker” reveals all of the Mom’s secrets about eating second dinners after everyone goes to bed, masturbating to the Property Brothers and her problems with her bowel movements. Dumb, but really amusing. (Score: 6 out of 10)

Weekend Update — Save for the joke about the Sun (couldn’t help yourself, could you, Che), “Update” is solid, but all anyone will be talking about today — rightfully — will be Cecily Strong more or less breaking character and making a plea to fight for abortion rights at the polls on Tuesday. (Score: 8 out of 10)

Tailgate — A group of Jets fans talk normally about their kids, trips to the drug store, and other banal topics until a Bills fan walks by and they all turn into sociopaths. Accurate. (Score: 5.5 out of 10)

Pinx — Pinx period underwear works for everyone, except the one lady who suddenly attracts angry dogs and other animals. This one feels like an Inside Amy Schumer cast-off. (Watch Here) (Score: 3.5 out of 10)

WKTVN News — A reporter on his first day of work interviews witnesses after a house fire, and they are all white trash dipshits who want to do stupid tricks for the camera and lay with their cousins. Bowen Yang almost saves it, but it’s not salvageable. (Watch Here) (Score: 4 out of 10)

Uno — Over a game of cards, Sherman, Schumer, and Nwodin are surprised to learn that their friend Glen (Luke Null) goes to “big-penis therapy,” and it’s been a lifesaver for him. Lots of big dick jokes, which wear out their welcome a minute into the sketch. I’m gonna make this the Mat sketch of the week, anyway, because no one likes a Big Hog joke more than Professor Python himself. (Score: 5 out of 10)

Big Dumb Hat — This is a solid 10-1 sketch about three women who love their Big Dumb Hats. Also, Chloe and Heidi’s chemistry has some real Tina and Amy energy. (Score: 5.5 out of 10)

Programming note: Dave Chappelle will be hosting SNL next weekend, as he did the first Saturday after the 2016 election. It’s like SNL is piling on, determined to make a sh*tty week sh*ttier.