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Ryan Gosling Uncovers a Vast Avatar Conspiracy on Saturday Night Live
October 24 2017, 03:57 | Irvin Gilbert
What did you think of the Saturday Night Livepremiere? It's just so dumb that you can't help but laugh about. Little bastards set a snare for me; next thing I know I'm being winched straight up through the world's sappiest pine tree, right?
Gosling's Larry Fontanelle and his rock and roll jazz flute ended the show on a low note.
In live sketches, a trip to an Italian restaurant causes problems for a couple played by Ryan Gosling and Cecily Strong. And in the good nights at show's end, the show's resident superstar herself, recent Emmy victor Kate McKinnon, could be seen dragging Null onto the stage for a moment in the spotlight. The cold open might have been more topical, and I personally found some of the later sketches funnier, but this one serves as the first "statement" from this cast. "Go tell Melania to put on her flood heels, get some bottled water, some food, pack up some extra Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl T-shirts and write them a check with our money, you cheap cracker!"
Oh my. Oh my.
But Gosling did have his own moments of merit, not the least of which was "Papyrus", the segment about his obsession with James Cameron's choice of title art font in Avatar. "Oh really Donald? You bitch?"
Gosling also played a gangster in love with a chicken (Bryant) - he cracked up when they had problems with a prop gun. And then his apartment gets broken into?
The show probably needed to start from scratch this season and either find a new impression, bring Darrell Hammond back into the fold or perhaps ignore Trump entirely, since he hasn't even tweeted about the show for a while.
Trump was a major promoter of the show last season, even if it was unintentional. It did have Leslie Jones ripping a pair of trousers terribly and that's all you really need in life, right?
Sinead O'Connor used her platform as "SNL" musical guest to protest sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.