Saturday, October 01, 2016
SNL SEASON PREMIERE - Oct 1, 2016 - MARGOT ROBBIE HOST + THE WEEKND
SNL got off to a great start tonight with a hilarious cold open: Kate McKinnon as Hillary and Alec Baldwin as Donald in the first Presidential debate!
First sketch,with host Margot Robbie as a woman who looks as spectacular as Margot Robbie, was terrific.
Two more fine sketches... Margot Robbie as the un-Margot Robbie and (the always reliable) Family Feud (Election edition).
A sharper than usual Weekend Update!
(wow. so far, every segment has worked brilliantly!)
The NYFF Women's Roundtable presents insights into the Old Hollywood.
(Lots and lots of commercials. Film & TV previews are fun. But too much else. Not even funny commercials this time. But at least the ample commercial time allowed me to keep up with writing this almost in real time.)
Program ended with an interesting take-off from Mr. Robot.
One of the best written SNL's! Consistent quality and very funny from beginning to end.
PS. ... The program that followed SNL was a 1st Look which featured the East End of Long Island, a reminder of the always fantastic Hamptons International Film Festival that starts this week.