The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Chris Pine


Chris Pine, who has appeared in Star Trek (2009), Rise of the Guardians, and the new Wonder Woman, looks like a number of white male Hollywood actors with the same first name, appearing in the same kind of movies. Pine tries to separate himself from the blue-eyed, sandy-haired, chisel-jawed crowd in his opening monologue from last night’s SNL. He also boasts some killer singing chops during the episode and seems to get along nicely with the cast. But does he stand out for his moment in the spotlight? See how it all went down on last night, below.

The Best

“Chris Pine Monologue”

Pine, Pratt, it’s all the same.

“SWAT Recon”

Can we ignore the news and go back to the days when we had backpack fashion shows? K thx.

“Star Trek Lost Episode”

SNL, please write an entire episode featuring Kenan Thompson’s Neil deGrasse Tyson.

“The House w/Chris Pine”

Every reality show ever made.

“Auto Shop”

Dudes admit to watching RuPaul’s Drag Race and lip synch for their lives.

The Worst

“Morning Joe Cold Open”

Kate McKinnon as Scarlett Johansson as Mika Brzezinski + sexual tension. Would it be funnier if I watched Morning Joe?

“Where in the World Is Kellyanne Conway?”

It’s been seven weeks, and no one knows where Kellyanne Conway is . . . and no one cares.

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

Just not funny, even if true.

“World Peace Recap”

Maybe too in-jokey for the non weird YouTube crowd, and a big miss on SNL‘s part by not featuring the famous Slav squat.

“Couples Game Night”

Cecily Strong and Pine were looking very Elaine Benes and Jerry Seinfeld, so this feels like a missed opportunity since the game topic was television theme songs.

“Weekend Update”

A YouTube commenter summed this one up (and we quote this as lovers of Leslie): “If Leslie Jones suddenly appears at the end of a sketch acting vaguely horny and angry at everybody, it means the writers couldn’t think of an ending.” —Tina Fey

Musical Guest: LCD Soundsystem