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Bill Hader's Lindsey Buckingham was in full makeup, so that was definitely old footage.

You noticed he was in full makeup, but missed the part where he was a still photo that was only shown in an, "opening credits" context?
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I was entertained. Also impressed with Miley Cyrus’ “Wish you were here”. Never paid much attention to her, but that was an excellent combo of talent and craft. I thought Airbnb and pornhub were very funny, and “what’s up with that” every bit as good as any “true” live bit. I’m glad they’re doing this.
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Was Miley Cyrus actually singing in real time during the show? The smoke from the fire obscured her at times. It's hard to believe that would be true if it was prerecorded.
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Was Miley Cyrus actually singing in real time during the show? The smoke from the fire obscured her at times. It's hard to believe that would be true if it was prerecorded.
I don't think anything was actually live. It was all prerecorded.
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So there was no attempt to do a second take on the song despite the smoke obscuring her?
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I'm a few minutes behind via the DVR right now, but so far I thought the cold-open was a homerun, and the Whats Up Wit Dat was a triple.

Nice surprise with the PD music video. Call that one a double. I thought the supermarket sketch and Air BnB ones were both line-drive singles. The musical performance is starting out fine.

Seems like two weeks ago was the trial run and tonight seems much more polished.

Halfway through - I'd be shocked if this one is given lower "ratings" than two weeks ago.

Dewey Finn, thank you for the heads-up!
I agree with your baseball ratings, and also with everyone who said it was better overall than last time. Colin Jost did seems a bit off, but I’m sure it’s hard to do that without an audience.

Speaking of him, bidding on the “write a joke for Michael Che” charity is up to $55,000! That’s a little nuts.

ETA: though looking at it, there’s a lot that goes with it, for example attending the show and the cast party. https://www.fanatics.com/submit-a-jo...ium=affiliates

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So there was no attempt to do a second take on the song despite the smoke obscuring her?
Why? They probably just thought, "Hey, that's a cool effect."
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Did anyone notice the odd art diptych behind Aidy Bryant's couch?
I did. It was hypnotically distracting. Like was there more to it? Or was it just animals? They reminded me of the oh-so-funny-at-the-time shirts and posters that were super popular in the early-mid90s with sex positions but in an "edgy" way. Beer bottles. Vegetables. You know how that era was.
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One was animals, one was people. Same artist, I assume.
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Was Miley Cyrus actually singing in real time during the show? The smoke from the fire obscured her at times. It's hard to believe that would be true if it was prerecorded.
I watched the episode over again, because. . . you know. . .all this time. . . and I saw that the smoke that obscured her does not seem to be coming from the fire, but from the opposite side of the fire from her. A smoke machine, I guess, so it was likely an intentional effect. She was singing a Pink Floyd song by a campfire at night. Artistic tendencies were likely heightened.
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Old 04-29-2020, 08:29 AM
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Who was playing the guitar while she was singing?
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Old 04-29-2020, 09:16 AM
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Andrew Watt:

https://variety.com/2020/music/news/...eo-1234590110/
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Old 04-29-2020, 09:27 AM
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Thanks. Some of the comments to that article were hilarious; some really hated it. Personally, I thought she did a pretty good job.
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There is a third at-home episode tonight. It's the season finale. I hope in September the show is back in the studio with a live (not socially distanced) audience.
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I was excited when I saw the reminder from Dewey, but unfortunately for me this was the weakest of the three At Home episodes.

I thought they stuck the landing with Weekend Update (I laughed out loud at the "Miss Hitler Pageant" punch line, and I've always loved when Che writes a joke for Jost to read).

And the second "special guest" (that Jost interviewed) is my favorite "recurring character"-impression on the show. Hilarious as always.

But in my opinion Wiig has always been either hit or miss, and for me her appearances in this one were a big miss. And none of the other sketches got more than a slight chuckle from me.

Of these last three episodes, I'd give the first one a B, the second one an A-, and this one a C+. It just felt "mailed in" to me.

I wonder if these episodes are a pain in the ass to produce, compared to a live show. Perhaps they felt "let's just get through this Saturday, take summer off, and maybe September will be back to sorta normal".
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Agree with your ranking, though I think a C+ is very generous. A sad ep when the real commercials are funnier than anything on the show (I loved the Google thanks to teachers with the kid standing on the table behind Zoom bombing her mother with bunny ears.) In comparison I'd give a straight up A to last week's.

The "Let Kids Drink" bit was if anything disturbing, but not at all funny.

Honestly my wife and I both thought Che was impaired in some way for Weekend Update.

The only bit I liked wasn't so funny but sweet - the dreams bit.
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I just looked at the list of starting and ending dates and episode numbers for each season of SNL. As you can see, since the 1988-89 season, it has started between September 13 and October 8 and has ended between May 9 and May 21, having done between 18 and 21 episodes. So in that sense this season has been pretty typical.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._Live_episodes

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This episode was, overall, a letdown for me. Nary a laugh, even from the host and guest star whom I usually find to be very funny much of the time.

But McKinnon's pastiche of The Lighthouse (which I saw just this past week) was amazing. Not "haha" hilarious, by any means, but an incredible take that smacked of genius. My already very high opinion of her went up a notch.
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I haven't seen The Lighthouse so I didn't realize that's what Kate McKinnon was parodying. I thought her segment was showing what one can do with limited resources. I imagine that's what an improv class is like.
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Even though there are no more episodes for the season, apparently they've decided that cast members can each create a "web exclusive" video for YouTube during this time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLGC...vb4jCJ&index=1
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