As Host And Musical Guest, Megan Thee Stallion Surprises Is Rocking In SNL
Megan Thee Stallion is one of the few artists in recent memory whose work has had such a widespread impact on popular culture. That’s why she’s one of the few A-listers who can pull double duty as SNL‘s host and musical guest. In addition, in August of this year, she released a fantastic album called Traumazine.
She has all the makings of a host who can draw people back to SNL thanks to her talent, charm, and charisma. She has already made news for her hosting gig because her LA house was broken into while she was getting ready this week, and she has promised to take some time off after the show. Now, on to the greatest and worst parts of this week’s episode.
When the writers of SNL get to know their host and can tailor sketches to their specific talents and personality, the show is at its peak. Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Hospital,” which combines her nursing background with her hot girl image, captures this perspective perfectly. Megan Thee Stallion’s hospital for “bad bitches,” in which Punkie Johnson and Ego Nwodim also participated, was the sort of skit that could only work with her in the host role. The New York Times said it best when they said, “Somehow empowering and backward at the same time.”
The “We Got Brought” sketch from Saturday Night Live perfectly captured the dread that many people feel at parties. Bowen Yang, Nwodim, and Megan Thee Stallion and their plus ones’ forced conversations and awkward silences provided well-timed cringe humor. Megan Thee Stallion was a great fit for the sketch’s music video format. Her brash exit line about using the restroom to get away from the two strangers was the sketch’s high point.
At The Peak of Her Emotions
While watching SNL, you shouldn’t be expecting any heavy topics to be discussed. When Megan Thee Stallion sang “Anxiety,” though, she appeared to be in tears. Her performance was straightforward and opinionated, yet her facial expressions revealed the genuineness that has won her so many devoted followers. I highly recommend starting it up.
Bad Technical Leadership
There’s potential in the “Workout Class’s” premise. With Heidi Gardner and Chloe Fineman as assistant teachers concerned with keeping a flat butt, the idea of channeling Megan Thee Stallion’s singularly confident “hottie” spirit into a fitness instructor is appealing. Weird technological choices and snafus plagued the sketch. The strange scene blocking was only emphasized by the jarring cuts between shots. It seemed weird how the scene’s three main plot components were separated from one another. It was funny that Megan and Yang seemed to be losing it during the scene since this is a common SNL sketch, but the scenario was hampered by the fact that its geography was hard to understand.
Most Valuable Player Award
Nwodim, who has always been fantastic on the program, was given a lot of screen time in this episode to prove her mettle. She was hilarious and appeared in almost every skit. She had me in stitches with her rendition of “they can” in “Girl Talk,” but it was in “Classroom” where Nwodim’s true talents shone through. Nwodim, in his role as a substitute instructor, takes his cues from movies like Dangerous Minds and Freedom Writers, but he ends up making some big mistakes. In the sketch, she plays the fool and tries desperately to save her face.