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Emily Blunt Hosting Saturday Night Live Recap | SNL 2016

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Rob Cesternino (@robcesternino) and  Rich Tackenberg (@richtack) review episode 3 of the 42nd season of Saturday Night Live with host Emily Blunt & musical guest Bruno Mars, broadcast on October 15, 2016!

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    Did Emily call Pete “Mikey” in the monologue and does every host have to do an ivanka impression?


    Is Alex moffat the only male lead?


    Though the new writers help add fresher sketches maybe we won’t have a lot of repeats rich do you like new stuff that doesn’t work or a repeat?


    When Bruno started his first song backstage we didn’t get our usual lama Lincoln And dancers????

    • 9No

      I saw the llama in the background at one point of the beginning.

  • Coach

    Is Rob the spokesperson for Chonk’s men line Normal Clothes?

  • GeekFurious

    Arguably the worst episode of SNL ever. EVER.

  • 9No

    I’m with you Rob, I also found the last sketch absurd and fun. The serious performances by Beck and Kate, coupled with the goofy outfits and behavior was great. Those two made the sketch, and I’m sad that it seemed to bomb.

    The play reminded me of “Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf” where the couple make their guests suffer through their marital problems. 🙂

    • redbluegreen

      Yes, there were lines that were lifted straight from Albee’s play, but unless you knew the reference this would be hard to like. I don’t think the studio audience understood the parody of the play or even its style.


    Rob and rich the Honda robots sketch seemed like a stepbrother to the virgin airline sketch with Scarlett johanson season 40

  • Claire

    The hamsters were supposed to be Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and maybe a nod to Edward Albee, who wrote the play, and recently passed. I agreed with Rob on this one, in terms of the absurd humor. 🙂

  • Jason Lee

    Rich, I think the “four fingers” reference from the Melanianade sketch was a reference to the hand gesture Trump sometimes makes when he says “you’re fired” on The Apprentice (as Kate demonstrates). Although I kinda remember him more often doing like a finger-gun type gesture when firing people, so I wonder if they should’ve gone with that instead.