The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Ronda Rousey


MMA champion Ronda Rousey takes the Studio 8H stage with musical guest Selena Gomez. Rousey was charming enough, but we’re all biding our time until bae Larry David hosts on February 6. Still, the gang kept it together for the most part, commenting on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy multiple times. Tina Fey makes an appearance as you know who, and the great Leslie Jones is back at the “Weekend Update” desk. See how it all went down last night, below.

The Best

Palin Endorsement Cold Open

Tina Fey performs Sarah Palin’s bizarre Trump endorsement rap-ramble about guns and right-wingers in only the way that Tina Fey can.

Ronda Rousey Monologue

Despite being the third most-searched person on Google, Rousey is a new face to people not familiar with the MMA world. She comes across as a fun and inviting host — which is something the cast “narrates” in a ringside-inspired monologue.

Screen Guild Awards


Love Struck

Rousey plays the picked-on student who fights back, literally.

Bland Man

A poke at The Bachelor and all its awfulness. The realest joke: “Tell me about you.” “Well, I’m the black one.” “Let me walk you out.”

Weekend Update

Leslie Jones for Star Wars 2017. Leslie Jones for Oscars host. Leslie Jones for president.

At the Club

Beck Bennett can’t rap and has a small penis, but he will go down on you.

The Worst

Teacher Trial With Ronda Rousey

The “lucky” teenager who had sex with his teacher(s) sketch is now a series? Meh.

Super Crew

The lamest superheroes in the world need you to wait for them to save your city, because they all want a proper introduction. Nothing too terrible, but lame payoff.

City Council With Ronda Rousey

When does Kyle Mooney’s Dutch rapper get his own show? The rest we can do without.

Football Party


Musical Guest: Selena Gomez