The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Emily Blunt


This week’s episode of SNL was Trump, Trump, Trump — but it was delivered with the dulcet English tones of actress Emily Blunt. We’re not sure if the sketches were worthy of the energy she brought to the table, but don’t blame Blunt. Is this whole 30% fewer ads thing really working this season, or are we just getting longer and/or snoozier sketches like the below one about a sink having a breakdown? See how it all went down last night, below.

The Best

“Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Town Hall Debate Cold Open”

Damn you, Ken Bone.

“Emily Blunt Monologue”

Boring, but with puppies!


Blunt barely holds it together. Leslie Jones can only roleplay as Stewie from Family Guy.

“Short Film”

Scarily accurate.


Body positive turns positively awful.

“Melania Moments #3”

The Melania sketches work best when short and sweet — or completely soul-crushing, as in this week’s “Melania Moments.”


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? . . . with hamsters.

The Worst


Melania Trump meets Beyoncé, and meh.

“Weekend Update”

Olya Povlotasky on Russian hacking, and Laura Parsons on the election. Olya has a decent fan following, but it’s time for some new guest faces behind the “Weekend Update” desk, SNL.

“Drive-Thru Window”

Much like the stretch Hummer limo in this clip, this sketch never ends.

“The Sink”

A sink has an existential crisis. Good thing we have 30% fewer ads this season.

“Honda Robotics”

It’s not fair to be this unfunny this late in the evening.

“Great British Bake Off”

Alternate title: Cecily Strong works on her British accent. Bonus points for Blunt’s side pony.

Musical Guest: Bruno Mars