I LOVE SNL.
The writing is superb. The sketches are often ridiculous but there’s always something that makes me laugh. The cast are amazing and I love how current/topical a lot of the sketches are.
As far as I know, the whole show isn’t available in the UK but you can watch the sketches on SNL’s YouTube channel.
Here are some of my favourite clips (in no particular order) although there are many more:
Christmas Ones (since it’s the season)
The Christmas Candle
This is gold, and I’m embarrassed that I’ve learnt this off by heart now…
Visit with Santa
Santa Baby with Ryan Gosling
Claire from HR
Welcome to Hell
I think this strikes a chord with most women.
Sexual Harassment Charlie
I wrote about sexual discrimination generally earlier this year. This following clip made me laugh.
It’s true. Almost everywhere I’ve worked there’s at least one door man who is inappropriately friendly or a bit too touchy feely… I experienced this recently and almost made a formal complaint. The guy chilled out however, and now I’ve embraced being called “beautiful” or “sweetheart” or whatever else on my way to work, (I have bigger things to worry about…).
There’s no way I would tolerate any of my male colleagues or counterparts speaking to me in that way though!
Double standards do exist.
True to Life
A Girl’s Halloween
This reminded me of too many night outs when we were younger…
And this reminded me of a lot of people I know…
E! New Line Up – SNL
Pantene Commercial with Sofia Vergara
Italian Restaurant with Ryan Gosling
Olive Garden with Scarlett Johansson
Weekend Update with Jennifer Anniston
Papyrus with Ryan Gosling
Customer Service with Melania Trump
Welcome Video following the Muslim Ban
The Bubble – Where We All Might Want to Live
Sean Spicer’s Press Conference
Melissa McCarthy is amazing in so many of these. This is a good one.
Oval Office with Donald Trump and Others
There are so many excellent Trump sketches. This is one of my favourites following his call to Australia.
Translator with the Trump Supporting Dog
Close Encounter with Ryan Gosling
Kate McKinnon is amazing in this.
Cinderella with Cathy Anne
Gemma with Dwayne Johnson
There are so many of these. I really enjoy watching them.
A Thanksgiving Miracle
You won’t be able to listen to Adele’s “Hello” without recalling this clip again.
The Day Beyonce Turned Black
This is Not a Feminist Song
Actress Round Table