I’ve never watched This is Us. I’ve seen enough about it, though, to know that crock pots are lethal and that there’s a TON of crying. Just gobs of it. So, I was not exactly expecting a treasure trove of comedy to come out of Sterling K. Brown’s episode of SNL. Boy, was I wrong.
This episode started strong right out of the gate. Their political cold open had a new and refreshing approach that made it seem biting again. SNL is at its best when it's mind and/or teeth are sharp and their Bachelor meets Mueller parody nailed it.
But the sketch you need to see if you see nothing else from this week is “Family Dinner-Shrek”. (Seriously, though. Watch all of the episode. Even the weakest sketches this week are relative gold compared to most of this season.) Check it out:
This sketch takes the conversation we’ve all had where someone digs in on a movie we haven’t seen SO HARD that it's almost aggressive and takes it a notch higher. There is a full-blown drink thrown in face screaming match about which is better: Coco or Shrek.
Now, pass me a slice of that dumbass pie you were talking about…