Adam Sandler’s return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ was just all over the damn place

Saturday Night Live
Adam Sandler & Shawn Mendes
May 4, 2019

I’m going to be honest with you before we get into this: I am not a fan of Adam Sandler but for a few — no, make that one — exception, that exception being Happy Gilmore. I HATED Sandler when he was on SNL, and did not think it was a huge loss when he was fired 24 years ago. But Sandler has matured since his time on the show, as people are wont to do, and so while I came into this episode expecting to hate it and him, I was surprised to find I hated neither. Sandler, having become a huge movie star, seems more comfortable in his own skin, willing not to laugh more at himself than with himself, which is a huge relief.

All that said, it’s not a great episode, and in fact, one sketch — and an early one at that — received a dreaded F. You know what you did, Kyle Mooney.

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Y’all … I’m going back.

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Hold onto to your butts … the fifth episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ is reportedly even bigger than Sunday’s.

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Did you miss the ‘Game of Thrones’ chat today? It’s all cool. I have it for you here.

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The Kentucky Derby, ‘The 100,’ ‘iZombie,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

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No TV news today, just a couple of very cute animal videos

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Yes, Maisie Williams was old enough.

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‘Gotham,’ ‘American Gods,’ ‘Gentleman Jack,’ The Battle of Winterfell, and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

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I’m just going to sit here and watch on repeat this Lizzo video with RuPaul’s drag queens so my head doesn’t explode over the Mueller Report

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Even Emma Stone can’t save this ‘Saturday Night Live’ (though she tries her best)

Saturday Night Live
Emma Stone & BTS
April 13, 2019

Emma Stone is so charming, so good-natured (or at least seemingly so), so up for anything, that she makes even weak material better with her sheer pluck. That said, “better” isn’t “good,” and as I’ve said about countless other episodes, Emma Stone deserved better than whatever this mess of an episode was. Sure, there were a pair of good sketches that I might fondly remember at the end of this season (but not by the beginning of the next) but there were many more clunkers and sketches that were just flat-out terrible that I feel genuinely sorry for our host.

I am sure Stone will return soon enough to claim that Five Timers Club jacket — the show clearly loves her and trusts her. I just hope when she returns they give her material worthy of her.

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