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Kristen Stewart Cannot Save an Unremarkable 'SNL'

By Dustin Rowles | TV | November 3, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | November 3, 2019 |


Cold OpenSNL has had much better luck with Cold Opens where Democrats are the subject, and they’re kicking this week’s show off with an Iowa Town Hall featuring Kate McKinnon’s Elizabeth Warren. I feel fairly certain that McKinnon is a fan of Warren because even when she’s mocking her, Warren comes off favorably. I’d vote for Elizabeth Warren or McKinnon’s version of Warren. I’m not sure that McKinnon’s Warren warrants a full eight-minute opening, but it’s more funny than it’s not. More importantly, yes Elizabeth, you have my vote. (Score: 6 out of 10)

Kristen Stewart Monologue — I don’t know what Kristen Stewart is wearing, but it works. Plus one point. The monologue, alas, ain’t so great. She does a Q&A with the audience, only twist, she asks audience members questions. It doesn’t elicit much comedy. (Watch Here) (Score: 4 out of 10)

We Can Do It Poster — A guy from the war-time public relations board is looking for a model for their “We Can Do It” poster to encourage more women to work in factories. McKinnon, Aidy, and Stewart play factory workers who are rough around the edges, so to speak. The skit should work. It doesn’t work. (Watch Here) (Score: 3 out of 10)

Duolingo — A new app for adults who do not know how to speak to children. Clever concept, OK skit, although it is well-suited to Kristen Stewart, who seems the type who might have a problem talking to kids (no offense, Kristen Stewart). (Score: 5 out of 10)

Farrow & Ball — Aidy Bryant plays a woman raving about an expensive British interior paint ($110 a gallon!), which devolves into a fight with her brother and his wife, and everyone pronounces the “u” in “colour,” and it’s occasionally funny but hardly a good skit. Things are not going well tonight. (Watch Here) (Score: 4.5 out of 10)

Conan the Dog Press Conference — The dog involved in the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is interviewed at a press conference. Cecily Strong translates for the dog. The skit isn’t funny at all, but the actual dog who doesn’t seem to want to cooperate with Cecily is hilarious. (Score: 5 out of 10)

Corporate Nightmare Song — Kristen, Kyle, Mikey, and Pete play corporate drones performing an anti-corporate rock song that evolves into a pro-corporate song over the course of the song as their boss offers them praise on their work and promotions. This one is pretty good. (6 out of 10)

Weekend Update — Jost and Che might be obnoxious as hell, but they’ve been pretty consistently good this season. That ends tonight. Aside from five groaners that Che tells about a 67-year-old woman giving birth to a baby, it is an unremarkable “Update.” Melissa Villaseñor plays a new update character, Riley Jensen, a five-year-old genius, whose hard-ass mother gives her shit when she can’t answer difficult questions (Watch Here). Aidy and Kate play characters who sell meat only from animals that misbehave (Watch Here). It all makes for a bland “Update.” (Score: 4 out of 10)

Jury Deliberations — During jury deliberations, the stomachs of three jurors start grumbling, and those loud grumblings sound vaguely similar to Ginuwine’s “My Pony.” It’s really dumb, but aside from the corporate nightmare song, it may be my favorite skit of the night, so far. This is the Mat special. (Score: 5.5 out of 10)

Threesome — Kristen Stewart plays a woman at a bar propositioning an older couple for a threesome, but the couple isn’t picking up what she’s putting down. (Watch Here) (Score: 3 out of 10)

Stargazing — As a group gathers to look at the constellations, a couple reveals that the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper are 69ing each other, while another constellation features a man trying to service himself. Perving out on the stars sounds funnier than it is. (Watch Here) (Score: 3 out of 10)

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