Not everyone wants to spend 90 minutes watching Saturday Night Live in its entirety. Each week, I’m posting my favorite sketch of each episode, so you can just catch the best of SNL..
This week’s show: Dwayne Johnson
The Sketch of the week: WWE Promo Shoot
Why not? The writing of this sketch is beautiful. From a silly game at the top of the scene, the comedy gets more intricate and complicated. Dwayne Johnson's ability to deliver WWE promos really sells this sketch, even as the writing on the cue cards gets more and more complicated. But what sells this sketch is (who else?) Bobby M. He's nearly perfect as the straight man in this bit. First, trying to play along, then getting annoyed, and then resigned and defeated. And the cherry on the top of this comedy sundae? Taren K as the announcer literally phoning in his promos. Stick with this sketch, it takes a wonderfully dark turn for such a silly premise. This is SNL firing on all cylinders.
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Check out this week's SNL recap podcast at Post Show Recaps, where Rob Cesternino and I discuss what might be the best episode of the season: