The hosts we’ve all been waiting for finally returned to the SNL stage last night. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler debuted their new movie Sisters this weekend, which we’ve been highlighting all week, but the real fans flocked to the telly to see the women resume their rightful place on the “Weekend Update” throne, dish out sassy banter, and bring some bite back to series. See how it all went down last night, below.
“GOP Debate Cold Open”
Marco Rubio (Pete Davidson) reminds us that he’s the only GOP candidate we’d swipe right for. Donald Trump (Darrell Hammond) reveals Jeb Bush’s nickname: “Jebra.”
“A Hillary Christmas”
Hillary Clinton is dreaming of a white . . . house. Hillary past and present meet in dreamland, call Bernie Sanders a human Birkenstock, and suffer through a reunion with Sarah Palin (Tina Fey).
“Meet Your Second Wife”
A game show sketch that unites cheating men with their future second wife while she’s still a child. A joke with bite that the current incarnation of SNL always seems to fumble.
“Movie Set With Tina Fey & Amy Poehler”
Kenan Thompson returns as the inept director who asks his stars to emote cartoonishly. Tina and Amy didn’t seem all that into it. But it gets a spot on the “best” list since the opening delivery was the funniest part of the whole thing: “You know, I heard that you were a bitch.”
It would sacrilege to put a “Weekend Update” sketch starring Tina and Amy anywhere else.
Husband-and-wife variety hosts from the 1970s return with a DVD of their greatest hits — all three of them. Maya Rudolph’s drunk diva is tops. The show goes there with Tina and Kenan Thompson’s Bill Cosby.
“Tina & Amy’s Dope Squad”
It takes a village, y’all.
“Bronx Beat 2015”
A study in the subtle (or not so subtle) caricature of NYC versus Philly accents that almost everyone else gets wrong.
“Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Christmas Mash-Up Monologue”
The ladies sing a Christmas song that showcases their wildly different views of the holiday. Maybe our expectations of the dynamic duo are too high, but the joke was up on this one after one or two rounds.
A waste of a real sketch.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band