“SNL” Season 45 Premiere

By Sophie Tiahnybik 

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!” The magic words are back, baby! It’s season 45 and the premiere was quite delicious. This was a star studded episode. The episode featured Larry David as Bernie Sanders, Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harrison, Woody Harrelson in Pajamas, and of course, Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump. The cast was beaming, excited to be back after a long summer.

In the most epic character break since Jimmy Fallon, Aidy Brynant struggled to keep her composure when a stage crew member accidentally came out to remove her jacket. Cecily Strong replied to her break by saying, “well said” (well said indeed). And Billie Eilish performed upside down! Did anyone expect anything less? 

Arguably the most popular segment, Weekend Update, had a lot to catch up on: impeachment, death by juuls, and a woman getting stuck in a camel. One thing stood out during the episode:  Pete Davidson was nowhere to be found. Colin Jost picked up on the missing BDE, saying, “A man who drove his car to a music festival still cannot remember where he parked his car a week after the show,” following it up with, “We hope you make it back soon, Pete.”

Finally, SNL welcomed three new cast members (two really, because one is a racist)! They are Bowen Yang, Shane Gillis, and Chloe Fineman. The new trio served well as twins and had a sparkly entrance into SNL.

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