Cold Open: Super Bowl sketch! Between captions being off timing, shots seen early, the graphics department must've left early to beat the snow tomorrow. I thought they were advertising the wrong Super Bowl, too, but no, the graphic is just confusing. It's LV, but the logo made me think it's LIV.
Oh my god, I was dying at the ads, especially the Pizzagate-filled Papa John's one. I also loved the meta humor of Aidy playing both coaches. "Wet Ass Pepsi" slayed me. This was a very refreshing cold open.
Monologue: So weird to know that Eugene Levy never hosted (was his cameo a surprise?! Probably not, but Dan definitely sold the surprise) Also, this is apparently the 900th episode. Dan was bringing great energy here. Loved the backstage tour. Also, we had a Llama sighting, with Kenan and the bubbled up showgirls. It was fake, but good to know they had it in.
Universal Studios: Thoby definitely brought a great energy to this sketch, but that only went so far. Not much of this did much for me, but of course Thoby and the Gru knew each other.
"Goofy-doos don't get slick for me." There's a sentence.
Zillow: Sexually attracted to scrolling through Zillow listings. Yep, that's my timeline these days. Genius.
Super Bowl Party: "We're doing everything right!" Quarantine Fatigue is a real thing, and why we're not getting out of this anytime soon. God, I loved this, especially everything about the chili. And then Kate as RudyDr. Fauci and Psy showed up and I thought "well, why the hell not at this point?" Also, this was the same set as the insurrectionist sketch from last week, I was expecting the FBI to show up to arrest everyone the second they took off their masks.
Lifting Our Voices: Ooh, sketch about white allies, but the choice of the whitesplaining allies were perfect. Aidy, Kyle that definitely hates white women (and Ego loved his money), and Dan as the ally that goes to BLM protests and has a John Lewis tattoo that's actually of Al Roker.
WU: "Mugshot of a former child actor" perfectly described Marjorie Taylor Greene. Che had NO chill tonight, and I certainly loved it. And the ONLY way they could've covered the Morgan Wallen thing was to continue the bit of learning it from Colin. The people cancelling the kids was great. They definitely had that Jebediah Atkinson vibe to them, I hope they come back. I don't know who The Twins are, but loved their bit. I thought them loving the Meow Mix jingle was great ("I didn't know cats could get happy like that!"), but them not liking the actual theme song was the perfect capper to it. Yep, too much sax.
Hot Damn: Dan and Cecily finally get to sing! Kenan reacting to everything was just guaranteed laughs.
Wedding: This was a weird one. Weird in tone, really. Dan and Kate were doing their best, but it was really awkward and didn't exactly know what they were going for.
It Gets Better: As someone in his thirties...yeah, it DOES get better, but life is still life and it sucks. I liked this one. Kate with the Iguana? Great.
Dan Levy certainly brought some chaotic energy to the show tonight, and it definitely elevated the material. I was hoping for more Eugene Levy besides the cameo, but hell, I'll take it.