Kristen Wiig returned to Studio 8H last night, the second time the “SNL” alum has been back to host “Saturday Night Live”.
In her monologue, Wiig sings about the history of Thanksgiving, hilariously skewing the historical facts until surprise guest Steve Martin needs to step in and provide a bit of historical accuracy — along with Wiig’s former “SNL” cast-mate Will Forte.
The U.S. presidential election continues to be a source of material for “SNL”, which was definitely the case in this filmed bit for “The Bubble,” a new residential development where liberals can pretend that Donald Trump didn’t win the election.
More election chat ensued in this sketch spoofing CNN’s relentless coverage on shows such as “Anderson Cooper 360” — with a “Westworld twist!
Kristen Wiig revived some of our favourite characters from her years in the “SNL” cast, including her ditzy Broadway diva in this vintage game-show sketch:
While we never did see Wiig reprise her crazed Target cashier in a sketch, Target was the focus of a sketch in which people kill time in the retailer’s parking lot rather than spend time with their families during Thanksgiving.
A rivalry between wannabe QVC home-shopping hosts takes a bizarre turn in this sketch, in which two women submit audition tapes to the network.
On Weekend Update, viewers received another visit from Kenan Thompson’s weirdo Willie, as well as cast-member Pete Davidson, who addressed Kanye West’s recent support of Donald Trump. “We as a country need to agree that if it isn’t over a sick beat, we don’t want to listen to anything Kanye West has to say ever again,” he quipped.
A prime spot to watch Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade takes an unexpectedly weird turn as the festive balloons begin to take interest in the people watching them.
Wiig also reprised her wacky Sue character, whose over-excitement at the concept of surprising people causes her to ruin yet another surprise:
Finally, cat-lovers were no doubt purring over a brand-new “Whiskers R We” sketch, with Wiig and Kate McKinnon cracking each other up while displaying adorable kittens.
“Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on Global; you can also watch full episodes online.