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There was no Louie version of Abraham Lincoln this time, but host Louis C.K.‘s fingerprints were all over this week’s Saturday Night Live. C.K.’s brand of self-deprecation verging on self-loathing came through in multiple sketches.
Like during his November 2012 hosting debut, C.K. used his opening monologue to deliver some stand-up. He mocked Americans who claimed they were starving after going without food for a few hours, noting you don’t hear emaciated African children saying ” ‘I am literally starving to death. It’s like, annoying.’ ”
Next he competed in Black Jeopardy! against Jay Pharoah and Sasheer Zamata, struggling to guess clues like this: “She think she cute.” The correct response? “Who is Monique?”
Later, C.K. awkwardly presented this question to his doctor: “Considering my age and all, I’m just seeing if you want to check if I have a Darth Vader action figure in my butt?” Before he knows it, the poor doctor has multiple people asking him the same question.
C.K. also found himself under fire by a group of women taking out their frustrations with the male species on him. After asking for directions, they surrounded him, derisively singing “Mr. Big Stuff.”
“I ate eggs for every single meal,” C.K. said as evidence that he is not in fact a Mr. Big Stuff.
During the cold open, SNL went to the White House, where President Obama (Pharoah) was celebrating the bump in Obamacare enrollment following his appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ Funny or Die show Between Two Ferns.
His new social media adviser wanted to create more viral moments, forcing the president to pose in Pharrell Williams‘ famous hat while smoking an E-cigarette (“Buzzfeed is going to eat this up!”). She also wanted the president to beat Ellen DeGeneres‘ Oscar selfie record by having him take a photo with Kim Kardashian, Batkid (holding a cat), and One Direction’s Harry Styles.
SNL also debuted a ’70s buddy cop sketch starring Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant. The title — Dyke & Fats — says it all.
SNL is new next week with host Anna Kendrick and musical guest Pharrell Williams. What did you think of C.K.’s episode? Let us know in the comments.
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