The electricity in the air was palpable in anticipation of the “Saturday Night Live” return of comedy icon Will Ferrell.
Ferrell, 50, injected his reliable brand of humour, reviving his famous parody of George W. Bush in the cold open.
“SNL” is not afraid to tackle sexual harassment, a theme visited in multiple sketches on Saturday’s show. Picking at the sexual assault allegations against Aziz Ansari, Ferrell and the “SNL” cast have a very awkward and uncomfortable dinner discussion. Talk about walking on eggshells.
Following a similar trend, the show parodies Axe’ line of men’s deodorant with Next: For Men, a product for men “feeling the heat” of sexual misconduct allegations.
In contrast to Ferrell’s sharp and witty performance in the previous skit, the comedian is equally hilarious behaving loud and crazy. The legendary actor’s unique brand of humour has everyone breaking character in a skit about reality stars going home.
Parodying the “Baked in a Buttery Flaky Crust” bloopers that had the Internet in stitches, Ferrell and his “SNL” co-star improvise like total pros when trying to sell a chicken pot pie.
And for those of you looking for more Ferrell in your life, his appearance on 13-plus minutes of “Weekend Update” should do the trick.
“SNL” returns with a new episode on Saturday, Feb. 3, with host Natalie Portman joined by musical guest Dua Lipa.