Saturday Night Live
Aziz Ansari & Big Sean
January 21, 2016
It’s been an emotionally tumultuous weekend, what between inaugurating a walking definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder as our 45th President, followed by millions of people taking to the streets to stand for all of the rights that they are terrified said walking definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder will strip them of, and then being taught a fun new phrase: “alternative facts,” when the walking definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder wanted to pretend he had more people at his swearing-in than he actually did because the mean ladies protesting against him hurt his fee-fees.
Against this nausea-inducing backdrop, Saturday Night Live had the foresight to recreate their wonderful post-election episode by once again inviting a seasoned stand-up comedian and actor to helm this episode, and Aziz Ansari, he stood up to the occasion. His opening monologue is a sensitive tight-rope walk, taking on the country’s racial anxieties without demonizing Trump himself, and I am certain it will be remembered as one of the best moments of an excellent season.
That said, not everything in this relatively very strong episode made me happy — more on that — LOTS more on that — below.