O Saturday Night Live de ontem, dia 6 de abril, foi apresentado por Kit Harington (Jon Snow em Game of Thrones), que tem estado a promover a oitava e última temporada da série nos mais diversos programas da televisão.
Entre muitas e divertidas brincadeiras, o programa começou com um monólogo do Kit onde o ator, questionado por um público onde se encontra Emilia Clarke, Rose Leslie e John Bradley, afirma que não pode revelar quaisquer spoilers da última temporada, por mais que os convidados se esforcem para que ele partilhe alguma informação. John questiona o ator se com o final da série eles vão continuar amigos e a pergunta feita por Rose, a sua esposa, é o que farão para ganhar dinheiro agora que a série terminou? Um momento hilariante em que até o Night King apareceu! O ator participou ainda em diversos sketchs de humor. Podes ver todos aqui:
Three techies committed to Medieval manners (Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, and Harrington) get steaming mad at each other when one of their ilk wins Employee of the Month. Words fail them, so the guys move away from their work stations to have a LARP fight with fireballs, arrows, and flutes that lull the other players to sleep. When the boss (Mikey Day) tries to rein things in, he gets assaulted by accusations that he masturbated under the stairwell, and photographic evidence to prove it. (Once again a team, the guys throw many photocopies in the air while yelling “Duplication spell!”) Justice is served, and all is well in the kingdom once again. The depiction of these odd ducks and their committed rituals is pitch perfect, and Harington plays like he’s one of the Good Neighbor guys.
Kit Harington Monologue
As Harington takes the stage, everyone in the audience wants to hear Thrones spoilers. “Bitch, I didn’t come here for sketches,” says one (SNL writer Gary Richardson). Fellow GoT cast member Emilia Clark spends all her scenes talking to a dragon (“just a tennis ball on a pole”), so even she doesn’t know what happens. John Bradley wants to know whether Samwell Tarly will live or die, and whether he and Harington will still hang out. The Night King (Pete Davidson) just wonders why everyone hates him. Rose Leslie, who doesn’t need GoT spoilers as she is “not a nerd,” just wants to know what she and her husband will do for money once the show is over. (Answer: He’ll make jewelry.) It’s a fun little play on fandom, and certainly sets the tone for all the GoT stuff to follow.
New HBO Shows
As HBO airs its final season of Game of Thrones, many of its new shows will be GoT “prequels, sequels, and spin-offs” including the moody tale of forbidden love between Jon Snow (Harington) and undead Daenerys Targaryen (Heidi Gardner), Daria-like animated sitcom Arya, and the hack sitcom starring Sam and Gilly (Kyle Mooney and Cecily Strong) titled the Queen of King’s Landing. There are also crossover shows including Wildling Out and kids shows such as Hodor’s House. Because HBO is going “full Star Wars on this,” there’s even a Law & Order franchise starring Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay. With gags coming from every direction, this is more than enough GoT material for the whole show—surely this, and Harington’s monologue, will be the most-watched sketches of the night.
Cruise Ship Show
While wining and dining on a cruise ship, a couple (Bennett and Gardner) and their table mate (Jones) await a performance from a Frank Sinatra impersonator. When he takes the stage, the performer (Harington) is dressed a lot like Michael Jackson. Though he signals an intention to perform “My Way,” he just gives some crotch thrusts and says the words “my way” to the beat of “Billie Jean.” Apparently, he and his band the Rat Pack Five were an MJ cover band until a few weeks ago, when the realized “people don’t want to see that now.” Still, they brought along their Macaulay Culkin impersonator (McKinnon) because she needs cash with a dental surgery on the way. It’s a good execution of a funny idea, and the sketch is worth it for Harington’s silly dancing alone.
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Hosted by Aunt Patty (Bryant) and her beloved Joshua (Harington), this pageant is a celebration of nephews. Why? “They’re fun little scamps,” says Patty, “And they’re not yours.” Boys including Devon (Mooney), Lucas (Day), and Daniel (Chris Redd) parade out and let their aunts (Strong, McKinnon, and Jones) point out their finer qualities. These include knowing how to flaunt it when getting one’s braces taken off, and remembering being an angel. There’s also the parade of “supporting players,” in the form of nieces and pets. Eventually, a nonplussed judge (Thompson) just declares Joshua the winner again. There are some great, weird specifics here, and Bryant’s auntie ditties are worthwhile, but the sketch feels pretty shapeless.
New Video Game
When trying out a new first-person VR game, a Game Stop customer (Davidson) just wants to kick some zombie ass. Unfortunately, authoritative nonplayer character Ethan (Harington) and his underling Ethan (Day) have some interpersonal issues to work out. Each of them pulls the gamer aside to bend his ear about the other guy’s behavior, and asks advice. No matter how the customer tries to skip the insipid dialogue or assault his ostensible allies, he ends up faced with questions such as, “Is Damien mad at me?” When the player finally makes it to the coveted weapon room, Ethan and Damien are locked inside trying to work things out. Even a random zombie (Redd) can’t stop gossiping about these guys. There are funny moments, though it’s easy to feel the customer’s annoyance about the machinations here.
As the bachelorette party gets rowdy, bride-to-be Erin (Strong) and her friends (Bryant, Ego Nwodim, Jones, and Melissa Villaseñor) prepare for a stripper. They are not, however, prepared for Erin’s fiancee Brian (Harington) performing a burlesque act. No, no, this is not stripping, this is “the art of wearing less,” as confirmed by Brian’s surly French burlesque teacher Mary (McKinnon). After his tuck fails, Brian moves on to the finale. Though it is “one of the most bizarre things” she’s ever seen, Erin appreciates the effort—as does Brian’s horny sister. Straight guys stripping or doing drag isn’t exactly new ground, but the weirdo elements—the horny sister and Mary in general—keep it interesting.
Thanks to the Brexit mess, the news is calling May the “worst prime minister” ever. While Sara Bereillis sings the reflective hit from Waitress, “She Used to Be Mine,” May walks the streets. Cars splash her with mud, the Queen’s Guard flip her off, and a bird craps on her fish and chips. Things improve when she makes out with Winston Churchill (Harington) and finds that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (Moffat) has already accepted her Brexit solution. Then, of course, she wakes up. “Fuck you, at least I’m trying,” she tells her TV. McKinnon is excellent, but the march of woe-is-me gags and weepy tenor miss the mark.
“You can’t put a pricetag on colorectal health,” a technician (Strong) tells her patient (Harington) as he prepares for his anal exam. These two seem to be hitting it off, and then Doctor Demartia (Jones) arrives. The doctor’s dramatically long nails cause no little alarm, though she pleasantly informs the patient she only requires “a clear view of the sugar bowl.” She won’t need a glove, as she doesn’t want to ruin the nails it took her six years to grow, but she does need the help of a strong orderly (Davidson) to pin the patient down. In the end, pun intended, the patient is the clinic’s CEO and it’s all on Undercover Boss. This sketch finally answers the question, “Are those lady’s nails going in my butthole?” but not much more.
Sketch promocional usado para promover o programa de ontem:
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