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.