SNL opened this week’s episode with the usual mix of early monologue shenanigans and some fake interviews on FakeNews to introduce Bobby Moynihan back to the SNL family as Officer Mike Huckabee.
There wasn’t much we didn’t know before the episode, but Ferguson reverberated through the theme until after the segment with Larry David is an “F”-bomb towards The Law.
Moynihan almost leaves the set after sketchting around in the middle of “hot and pissed” police response, and the show gets lucky when two female officers help him out. But what really shines through this week is the great old-school Police Academy cast that SNL fans grew up with (the one who played beer-laden Officer Allison Slade in over a thousand skits).
“SNL has been having a hard time being relevant to issues of diversity,” Tom Liebert of The Washington Post writes. “Then you find it boasting a murderer squad of diverse women — and moments like the cop-halloween skit suggest it’s all because they got lucky.”
Cough, cough, Hurricane Harvey.
“SNL” could have used a subplot of more diversity this week, although it’s probably best to see the late night satire as it has always been. Next, can SNL find a way to re-teach their audience about Sarah Palin? Now that’s news.