Sorry for scaring everyone last week. I am here and ready to comment!
Cold Open: Kate is so good at playing reprehensible people. Laura Ingraham AND Jeanine Pirro AND the Trump brothers all in one sketch was just gold, as were the list of bigger things to be worried about. "Fat Barbies" and "Black marching bands: they're too good" were my favorites. And Darrell Hammond making a long awaited comeback as Chris Matthews was great. And they actually got the REAL Elizabeth Warren for this, and Kate for the win on that quick change. "Maybe I'll pull a New York Times and endorse them both." We could've had President Lisa Simpson, but NOOO...
(this concludes my political opinions)
Monologue/No Time to Die: Daniel Craig: Not a nerd! He's here despite No Time To Die being delayed due to the coronavirus (cough)missing out on China's ticket sales(coughs). The "clip" was amazing, I loved it.
The Sands of Modesto: Coronavirus sketch! An OCD soap opera is just a genius concept, I loved this. The makeup department earned another Emmy with Daniel Craig's hair. I lost it at Daniel wrapping Kate in plastic wrap, and watching her try to escape from it was such an amazing visual. I haven't laughed that hard at a sketch in a while (I still haven't watched last week's episode, I might change that opinion soon)
"I thought you died in that plane crash!"
"That's what they told me, but I'm okay!"
On The Couch: This was fun.
The Deirdre Show: Ego is starring in a sketch?! What madness is this?! This was an odd sketch, but Ego was great in this. Apparently this was cut from last week's episode? I can definitely see Mulaney doing better in Daniel Craig's role.
Debbie Downer: Forget Elizabeth Warren, THIS was the best cameo of the night. I wasn't feeling this too well until she brought up Trump, THAT'S when I lost it.
WU: Oh no, political humor is gonna shift to old jokes. Sure, it's definitely a change up from...what they do with Trump (showing actual footage of stupid stuff he said in the past few days), but I'm still not happy about it. Bottle Boi was odd, but I appreciated seeing Bowen Yang not playing a stereotype (although if there was ONE time to bring back his Chinese diplomat character, it would've been now).
Seeing TheWeekndUpdate again was great, as was seeing the return of The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With at A Party. They’re bringing back the hits tonight.
Casting: Wow, a sketch about Daniel Craig's accent in Knives Out. I thought Beck's character was unnecessary, as amazing as he looked. And then Beck and Daniel starting puking and it got funny and it got everyone to break (and apparently Mikey and Ego NEVER break)
Quotes: This was kinda dull (and apparently another sketch that was cut). I just felt a lot of tension, waiting for Daniel and Heidi to finally kiss.
Overnight Salad: This was so weird, but quite fitting for a 5-to-1. The salad was something you'd see in old cookbooks from the 70s, I gotta appreciate that.
So overall this was a good one! The show returns March 28th with John Krasinski.