Former ‘SNL’ solid members Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen returned to Studio 8H for the epic reunion that took us again to the 1600s — and reminded us nobody can digest corn.
Will Ferrell, 52, returned to the Saturday Night Live stage for his fifth time as host and he didn’t disappoint! Just in time for Thanksgiving, Will took us again to the first-ever dinner in 1621 and performed the hilarious position of Pocahontas’ grandfather — and we aren’t speaking in regards to the Disney model. Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen returned to the stage to reunite with the Anchorman actor, and the trio had probably the most hilarious second of the night time — proper right down to Fred and Will’s near-perfect wigs!
In the skit, 12-year-old Pocahontas brings house her 30-year-old boyfriend John Smith for the primary time, introducing him to her dad and mom performed completely by Maya and Fred. Grandpa Will is straight away suspicious of the “pale faced” John Smith — performed by Beck Bennett — who he accuses of stealing buffalos, land, and “those blankets that are getting everybody sick” — wait, what? “Who told you the blankets are getting people sick?” Maya requested, as Will rapidly interjected, “The Fox” — a not-so-subtle jab at Fox News! “He knows what’s up…since when is it our job to take care of this world’s problems?”
Beck’s John then returns to the desk after operating to the lavatory a number of occasions, with somewhat an excessive amount of TMI for a household dinner. “I think my stomach is having a hard time digesting this food — I saw some whole kern kernels in my stool and I specifically remember chewing them all.” It seems he wasn’t alone, as Fred’s character exclaimed “yeah, that happens to me too!”
Breaking the fourth wall, Will then addressed the viewers immediately. “If you’re anything like me, you know there’s a lot of problems in this crazy, crazy sketch,” he started. “I mean, white actors playing Natives, what is this — 2014? But no matter what year it is, or what color we are — whether we get our news from a fox or a peacock — one thing is for sure: none of us can digest corn.” Perhaps that’s the PSA all of us wanted earlier than Thanksgiving dinner!
Fans had lots to say in regards to the not-so-politically appropriate skit on Twitter, and their feedback had been on level. “@SNL is hysterical tonight. Will Ferrell is so freakin’ funny, and that Thanksgiving sketch was simply brilliant!” @C_Heckart tweeted, whereas @kylie_zach posted “Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph’s friendship is so cute!! #SNL.” @hercAICN added “The Thanksgiving sketch with Maya & Armisen killed too, as did the teenager social gathering and the pizza industrial. A really, really nice #SNL. Good luck topping that, Eddie Murphy!!!!” referencing Eddie’s upcoming internet hosting gig on Dec. 21.
Maya was beforehand a full-time solid member on SNL from 2000-2007, whereas Fred was on the collection from 2002-2013 — and the pair at present co-star on the Amazon collection Forever. Tonight was a milestone for Will — who was a full-time solid member on SNL from 1995 till 2002 — as he joined the coveted five-timers membership! The elite group, which refers to those that have hosted the present 5 occasions, additionally contains actors Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, and Jonah Hill, to call a number of. The Elf actor final appeared on the favored NBC collection on Jan. 27, 2018.