Michael B. Jordan's SNL Was One of the Best Episodes in Years (Top 5 Skits of the Show List Blog!)
I'm not a real Bengals fan, but by proxy, I care about their success. One of my best friends is a lifelong Bengals fan. As someone blessed to experience like a dozen Boston championships with no emotional connection to the Sox or Bruins anymore, I'm sort of in the Andrew Carnegie philanthropic era of my sports fandom.
There are still teams I don't fuck with and never want to succeed, like the Yankees, Lakers, Jets, Steelers, Ravens, Astros, Providence College Friars etc., but I want to see my friends experience the joy I've felt countless times. I was happy when the Milwaukee Bucks won it all in 2021 cause I've got a buddy who's loved the Bucks his entire life. I used to loathe the Canadiens (now I don't really give a fuck) and even wanted to see them win that Covid Cup in '21 for my buddy Z.
I'm still pretty bummed and upset about the game last night. I try not to be a blame-the-refs-guy, but that shit was atrocious. I've never seen someone get a literal do-over before. I felt ill watching the zebras do everything they could to ensure the Chiefs won. It really makes you question things #NFLRigged.
I had a lot riding on the game financially and wanted the Bengals back in the Super Bowl for my guy. That game was soul-crushing. It was the closest feeling I've had to one of my teams losing that wasn't one of my squads. Ya boi was not in a good mood. Games 4-6 vs. the Warriors vibes. So when I got home, I put on SNL to try and get some laughs in, and man, am I glad I did.
I've been into SNL since I was a kid. It's an institution. I think it's so lame to bash SNL, especially when you don't watch it. Like I'm not gonna lie, I used to do that with millions of different things, but I'm maturing and trying not to be that way anymore. Of course, most people hold the casts from when they were younger in a special place. The Sudekis-Hader-Wiig-Armisen-Samberg-Forte years have a special place in my heart (I love the late 90s and early 2000s casts, too), but SNL is still funny. Sure, not every skit is a home run, but the current cast is SOLID, and magic happens when there's a great host.
Michael B. Jordan crushed it, or should I say, "Michael B crushin'." I love how he poked fun at himself and the sad court-side photo in his monologue. Every skit was at least ok, but most had me dying laughing, which I needed after the refs utterly fucked the decent people of Cincinnati and me. I legit forgot about the game for the approximately 45 minutes it takes to watch an episode of SNL on the DVR when you skip the commercials and musical guest.
I haven't watched the all-22 yet, but there were at least three should be holding calls on Orlando Brown that went uncalled. The man was giving hugs all night long.
The cold open was great, MBJ killed his monologue (and Ego looked damn good in her wedding dress). There wasn't a bad skit all night but here's my top 5. If you need a good laugh, check these out.
#5. Video Game Session
Easy, brotha...My wife's on this app!
Bowen and MBJ had great chemistry here. I could tell where the punchline was going with the fight, but it was still hilarious. I'd play this game, and I haven't played a fighter game since Tekken 3!
s/o Eddy Gordo
4. Roller Coaster Accident
The physical comedy in this skit is fantastic. The props remind me of the fully paid-for Smile Direct Club aligners I have sitting in a dusty purple box. I should probably use them in prep for Dozie's whore boi summer '23. I have a giant crush on Sarah Sherman (which really shows how much I've grown as a person). She's hysterical and low-key, super cute. I'd love to eat Buffalo mozzarella, drink gross IPAs with her and talk about bands. I have a theory that she dresses so zany to take away from her beauty to be taken more seriously as a comedian and not just the hot weirdo she presents.
#3. Jake from State Farm
The details in this commercial gone wrong are outstanding. That sad sandwich LOL. The twist at the end had me geeking out.
#2. Party in Palm Springs
If I had any negative remarks about this episode, it's that they went a little heavy on the MJB is hot jokes, but were fucking funny, and I'm a big no limits in comedy guy. Sure, there'd be a bunch of annoying internet shit if the roles were reversed here, but it was still a hysterical skit. Giving Heidi's character a Galaxy was a perfect touch. All the ladies looked great, but Punkie's never looked better. Sup?
#1. King Brothers Toyota
This skit was straight out of ITYSL, and I mean that in the best way possible. James Austin Johnson is low-key the funniest guy in the cast, and he's not even a full-timer. His impressions are fantastic, but here, he shows he can play regular people too, like one half of a brother team of Texan Toyota slingers. This skit killed me. I've never had Raising Cane's, but it does look incredible, but most jacked Toyota salesmen Brian Patmore is spilling their secret Cane's sauce recipe if they don't leave Exit 260. Take that left HARD, you sales warriors in Christ.
That concludes my "SNL sorta helped me get over the rigged AFC Championship Game for like 45 minutes" blog. Of course the Bengals had plenty of self-inflicted wounds, but the refs did them no favors. If you haven't watched that SNL yet, at least check out a few of these skits. Fuck Roger Goodell. Wah, wah, wah, bitch I'm Ole Dozie.
Mary Jo-Beth Karenderson
1/30/2023 07:58:31 pm
Normally this program is to woke for me but I watched because that BJordan Michael from Rocky 9 is damn sexy
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