My 3 Favorite SNL Sketches of the Week

This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Claire Foy, who I only recognized from First Man (though apparently she’s on a popular show called The Crown). She did a great job in a number of roles–her range of accents is particularly impressive.

Here are my top 3 sketches:

The War in Words

For some reason I’m more likely to skip historical sketches, but I’m glad I watched this one. It’s about a British soldier writing home to his wife (played by Foy) who just doesn’t quite understand the craft of letter-writing. Take a look:

I think my favorite parts of the sketch involve the photographs, especially the reveal of the second one.

Charlie’s Grandparents

I love the works of Roald Dahl, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is certainly up there (especially considering my love of chocolate and factories). But there’s a glaring omission in the book about Charlie’s grandparents: Do they have a sex life? That burning question is finally answered in this sketch:

Morning Joe – Wedding

This last sketch is somewhat uneven, but I simply can’t help but laugh when things turn sexual between these two recurring characters. I love the expression on Joe’s face every time the innuendo starts. It says, “Are we doing this? We’re doing this.” It gets me every time (see 1:50-2:00 if you want to see what I’m talking about).

What were your favorite SNL sketches of the week? Here’s a full compilation on Slashfilm in case you need to catch up.


2 Responses to “My 3 Favorite SNL Sketches of the Week”

  1. Bummer! I can’t see the videos in New Zealand. But we know Claire Foy from the Crown (not the Queen), where she plays QEII from the period shortly before her father dies and she inherits the throne. I’m no royalist, but it’s quite interesting.

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