By the time the sketch introduces “Karate Man” (Pete Davidson) and “Robot” (Bowen Yang), they feel completely within the realm of possibility — especially once Sharon explains exactly where she keeps meeting all these characters. Episode", "Dave Chappelle to Host Post-Election 'Saturday Night Live, "This Saturday! While some of Kyle Mooney’s sketches speak to a small fraction of the SNL audience, this one should appeal to every secret bedroom dancer out there (Read: everybody). "[4], On September 15, 2020, it was announced that the entire cast from last season would be returning, with Ego Nwodim, a featured player since 2018, being promoted to repertory status while Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang remained as featured players. John ‘Ham Sandwich’ Fetterman Is Pennsylvania’s Official 2020 Election Mascot. Good puzzles joke, though! After the string of Saturday Night Live At Home episodes, the season premiere marked a return to studio 8H. Day and Moffat have refined their schtick at this point, so it’s nice they’re still eking out new, little moments. Cecily Strong was absent from the first several episodes of the season due to filming commitments for her untitled Apple TV+ series. And kudos to Yang for putting on full-body silver for a walk-on of approximately 30 seconds. More than anything, it’s just nice that a sketch like this doesn’t feel like an outlier on the show anymore. The entire cast season 45 cast returned, the first time there were no cast departures since season 41.

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There’s also a nice, subtle irony in that these guys want to be teased by waiters seemingly more than they want to eat in a public place without masks.

Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) and Eric Trump (Alex Moffat) are joined by their little sister Tiffany (Chloe Fineman), whom Eric is meeting in person for the first time.

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Prior to the start of the season, Anna Drezen was promoted to co-head writer alongside Michael Che, Colin Jost, and Kent Sublette, making her the first female head writer since Sarah Schneider.

As they communicate the petty frustrations of this gang, they’ve got a twitchy, childish energy that is all pout and no potency. As an American journalist, Mikey Day plays the voice of reason — You can smoke in the studio?! Season 47 The channel-surfing format lets the writers create two very different atmospheres: At ABC, it’s a tepid bath in which Joe Biden (Jim Carrey) plays both Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross; at NBC, Savannah Guthrie (Kate McKinnon) swats Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) until it becomes the latest installment of WrestleMania.