In today’s fractured political climate, there are very few things we can all agree on, but one of those things is Saturday Night Live. My dad says it used to be better, and although some sketches are better than others, several recent sketches have been outrageously funny. Here are 5 of my favorite relatively recent SNL sketches, in no particular order.
- “Bodega Bathroom”
Synopsis: Follow Charlie, a clueless NYU student, who is sent on an unforgettable musical journey through a run-down bodega after he asks the owner of the bodega (played by the incredible John Mulaney) if he can use the bathroom. Rookie mistake.
Synopsis: 6-year-old Adam Grossman (played by Jonah Hill) is out for dinner at Benihana with his nanny, Miss Lilly. The duo is seated next to two men who just got engaged to one another, and young Adam tries to break the ice at the table by making wisecracks that 6-year-olds probably shouldn’t know how to make.
- “Millennial Millions”
Synopsis: Millennials Carrie and Dylan compete on a game show to win prizes like social security and debt relief, but in order to win, they must endure a Baby Boomer complaining to them for 30 seconds without interrupting. Let’s just say someone had to find a Safe Space by the end of it.
Synopsis: A new family has moved into the neighborhood, but their two pre-teen sons make a terrible first impression on the neighbors. This sketch is all too real for those of us who have ever interacted with adolescent boys.
- “It’s A Wonderful Trump”
Synopsis: Trump is whisked off into a world where he was never president. Spoiler alert: the Muslim ban was lifted and a potential terrorist attack was thwarted by a team of transgender Navy SEALs.