Idris Elba charms on the ever-rare consistent episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live
Idris Elba & Khalid
March 9, 2019

I KNOW THIS IS LATE AND I AM SORRY. I was on a plane when this episode originally aired, and while I guess I could have watched it on YouTube sometime last week I did not because of reasons. (I didn’t want to.) But I’m here now and am happy to report that last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Idris Elba, was a remarkably solid and consistent episode in an otherwise fairly sloppy season.

Idris Elba seemed genuinely thrilled to be hosting, the sketches were (for the most part) clever and none of them dragged on past their welcome, and did I mention the part where Idris Elba was the host? Because honestly, Idris Elba could just stand there being handsome for 90 minutes and it would still be a better episode of Saturday Night Live than the one Halsey hosted.

OOOOH, BURN, EPISODE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE HOSTED BY HALSEY.

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I’m going to be honest, this is post is full of bummers. But I’ve tucked some John Mulaney talking about cannibals in here to make it a little more palatable.

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HUGE ‘GAME OF THRONES’ SPOILER: It’s going to be complicated for Jon and Daenerys when they learn they are related. … Wait, that’s not a spoiler at all. That’s just obvious.

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My Congressman-elect is back in the news trying to make Pete Davidson’s emotional crisis about himself.

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How about we all agree that our 2019 New Year’s resolution will be: “I won’t defend sex creeps.”

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Let’s guess which show will be canceled next. My money is on …

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There’s a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie in the works so let’s talk about that for a minute.

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It’s Election Day Eve and thanks to ‘SNL,’ TV and politics have come weirdly home for your trusty blogger. So ‘The Walking Dead’ will have to wait a sec.

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Jonah Hill earns his place in the Five Timers Club on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live
November 3, 2018
Jonah Hill and Maggie Rogers

Look. This week, this month, these past two years have given you plenty of reasons to drink, but I’m going to give you one more: You’re old. How old are you? You’re so old that Jonah Hill — the kid whose break out film was Superbad — has hosted Saturday Night Live five times.

FIVE.

FIVE TIMES.

Can I buy you a glass of box wine?

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‘The Walking Dead’ cast says their goodbyes to Rick, but what about Maggie, y’all? Where’s the love for Maggie?

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