Saturday night live dating an actress skit
Legendary meet-cutes include: Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss, Carrie Fisher and Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner, the list goes on.It seems that when they’re not busy humanizing Donald Trump and then “absolutely destroying” Donald Trump with self-congratulatory political satire, the cast party make-out sessions.It offered a compilation of bits from the Cameron Diaz/Smashing Pumpkins September 1998 episode before that episode had even finished.In 1991, Kevin Nealon and Victoria Jackson hosted a clip show featuring many commercials entitled Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial.Still, when famous people date slightly less famous people, it’s always met with incredulity.
The show’s return from a three-week hiatus began with James Toback collaborator Alec Baldwin, who mere hours before was picking a fight on social media with Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento, delivering cracks at Weinstein’s expense in character as Donald Trump.
He confessed to the late-night host that, “I actually came off looking a little cooler than I really am because I had heard through the grapevine, through mutual friends who weren’t exactly her best girlfriends, who would report back, ‘Oh you know, I think she’s dating someone,’… '”This “funny guy cleverly gets the girl” narrative occasionally gets a much-needed gender swap.
The best example is Ben Affleck and producer Lindsay Shookus, the A-list actor’s post-divorce rebound.
The rough patch continued with a monologue from host Larry David that included material about hitting on women in concentration camps and whether Weinstein is bad for the Jews; while more intentionally provocative than offensive, the humor understandably didn’t go over well with a studio audience looking for easy laughs.
And then there were DOA sketches like “New Wife,” the entire premise of which was “Larry David says gay things—and it’s hilarious!