10:21pm PT by Ezinne Ukoha
'SNL': Tom Hanks Goes Head-to-Head with Alec Baldwin as 'Sully' and Almost Wins "Black Jeopardy"
Tom Hanks returned to his role as the real-life hero Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger on Saturday Night Live with the help of frequent guest-star Alec Baldwin, who played Captain Doug Hubbard, a man whose presence posed a major threat.
As Sully was positioned in the captain's seat, he soon learned that he was in fact not the one in command for the flight. Hubbard appeared and announced, "I think I'm in that seat" to which Sully replies "What's that? The captain's chair?"
Once it was clear that there has been a mistake, Sully radioed in for confirmation and reminded the operators, "I'm Sully, Miracle on the Hudson!"
It didn't quite work, as he was told, "You haven't flown for awhile. You will be assisting today." The flight took off, but Sully boastfully reminded the captain about his accomplishments and newfound celebrity. "I'll never forget that day!" he continued. "Yeah, hero of the Hudson!
The rest of the flight continued with references to the shows he was invited to during his press tour, "I know Ellen DeGeneres. Sweet gal, funny!"
"Have you seen Sully?" Sully asked. "Oh, it's about me."
Other highlights of the episode included a spoof of Amazon and its offerings in the form of Broken — a half-hour show featuring a slew of miserable characters in a show being marketed as a comedy. The trailer's narrator dubbed it "so funny, fans are calling it a drama," and as the scenes grew more morose, viewers were told, "It's also a musical!"
There was also an homage to Halloween with Hanks playing David Pumpkins, who dominates 73 out of the 100 floors of horror as a couple, with the help of an attendant played by Kenan Thompson, are hoping for a good fright but end up with lame characters and the constant appearance of "David Pumpkins" and two dressed-up skeletons.
There was also "Black Jeopardy" with Hanks playing Doug, the only white contestant. Categories included one for "big girls," where he posed, "Skinny Women Can Do This For You" and Doug answers, "What is — not a damn thing!"
This took a sharp turn when the category for "Lives That Matter" came up, with the host, played by Thompson, announcing, "Well, it was good while it lasted," but Doug insists, "I got a lot to say about this." But the host cuts to break after assuring his only white contestant — "I am sure you do."