6 Hilarious Reasons To Watch Tom Hanks Host SNL!

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Tom Hanks Hosts Saturday Night Live for the 9th time!!

If you missed it, on October 23rd, Tom Hanks hosted Saturday Night Live….for the NINTH TIME. Needless to say, SNL fans were very excited. Any time that a member of the Five Timers Club, viewers are in for a treat. Here’s what lies in store for you:

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©2016/Will Heath/NBC

Cold Open

The only reason that I’m sad to see the debates end is because it means the end of these Cold Opens. In the most recent Cold Open coverage, McKinnon continued with portraying a confident Hilary Clinton who also dodged questions about her deleted emails. Baldwin of course portrayed Trump’s “bad hombre” and “nasty woman” comments. Great coverage!

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©2016/Will Heath/NBC

Monologue

Hanks has been called “America’s Dad”. He gave America a talking-to, cardigan and all. It was unexpectedly optimistic and heartwarming. In a time that is filled with much uncertainty and fear, I really needed this note of hope. Thanks, Dad!

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©2016/Will Heath/NBC

Haunted Elevator

A couple enters a traditional haunted house ride called “50 Floors of Fright” After a few scares, they are met by David S. Pumpkins. As a viewer, I was as confused as the couple on the ride, but as the sketch progressed it became more and more amusing. David Pumpkins is apparently a new hit for Halloween costumes! Go figure!

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©2016/Will Heath/NBC

Black Jeapordy

I honestly punched the air saying, “Brilliant! Brilliant! BRILLIANT!” after watching this sketch. Most reoccurring SNL sketches are formulaic. Black Jeopardy is the same. Typically it’s 2 African-American contestants with a well-intentioned white person answering questions about African-American culture. It’s a great commentary on Education vs. Experience. I thought it was going to be the same formula, especially with Hanks’ character wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap. It was actually a smart and hysterical commentary on how race and class play into overall experiences, but that these experiences and expressions can still vary. Watch it for yourself, it’s seriously some of the best writing that I have seen on SNL in a LONG time.

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©2016/Will Heath/NBC

Cockpit

Hanks played Chelsey Sullenberger who has recently returned to flying and has to serve as second in command. Baldwin graced viewers with another appearance as the pilot who had to deal with a grumpy Sullenberger. The idea of such a humble and heroic pilot being grumpy about being a Co-Pilot was very funny.

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©2016/Caroline De Quesada/NBC

A Girl’s Halloween

I love Halloween. I really love any excuse to get dressed up, which doesn’t really come around that often as an adult. However, it’s hard to find a way to celebrate Halloween as an adult that doesn’t involve getting wasted. This gave me a way to laugh about it and say, “I’m not alone!”

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©2016/Will Heath/NBC

Writing this article was really difficult because it was such a great episode and I wanted to cover EVERYTHING. Check out the entire episode either at nbc.com or on the SNL app.

What did you think of the episode?

Alicia

Contributing Writer

Alicia is a young professional woman who works in the art, specifically live theatre. She graduated from Eastern University with a BA in Communication Studies in 2013. In addition to being a writer for Herdaily.com, she is a friend, aunt, sister, daughter, Christian, actor, coffee addict, stage manager, director, teacher, and avid reader.