Cold Open: Already downplaying Mueller. Okay, it's about Aunt Becky in jail. I liked her bit. And I liked Pete as Michael Avenetti (and they cut to him quickly for some reason), and I wasn't expecting Michael Keaton as Julian Assange AT ALL but man it works. Apparently Melissa was someone named 6IX9INE? Don't know who that is, but okay.
Monologue: Emma Stone, of course, tests out how much of the audience is just here for BTS. A lot, apparently. But Emma is solid, and everyone loves her. I loved the half-assed Four Timers celebration. Honestly, we got lots of Kyle love in just these two sketches, probably more than in the past few episodes combined.
Posters: Apparently Emma's character showed up before. I knew this sketch seemed familiar. That voice is great, I couldn't stop laughing at it.
Fashion Coward: Oh my god this was amazing. Yeah, it's like, every clothing store (It's Just ann Taylor was the perfect button). "Far mirrors" "Pants for your legs," "ideal juror." So perfect.
The View: The View sketch is back! Apparently the last time we had one was when Emma hosted in 2010?! And Whoopi is NOT played by Kenan?! Oh boy, they're finally tackling Meghan McCain. But it seems like the sketch ended before they truly could? Boo. I liked it enough, but man, could've been better. Yes, Jenny McCarthy actually thought the Pineapple on the Masked Singer was Barack Obama.
Hobbies: Melissa gets a song! It was fun.
Ladies' Room: This was weird, and considering how weird this show's gotten lately, that's saying something. I did not want this to end, though. This was the best kind of stupid.
Also, I just found out that this song was real. Boy, does that put this sketch into context. Figured as much, this sketch written by the same person who wrote the Rain sketch for Donald Glover and that's when I learned about Oran "Juice" Jones.
BTS: This is what passes for boy bands these days? Not my thing, I guess.
WU: Yeah, everyone has Trump saying the opposite of whatever stupid shit he's lying about this week. Several times. Good to know that Trump jokes go over well for this audience. and yeah, this audience was rabid for BTS (and unsurprisingly not much for much else).
Prince Harry Baby Shower: Wow, wasn't expecting this sketch to come back. Aidy as James Corden was perfect, and I liked William dressed as Freddie Mercury. Beck as Charles bursting in with "WHAT HAPPENED, AM I KING?!" was far and away the best part of the whole night.
BTS 2: Okay, this song I can imagine why they have a big fanbase. I keep picturing Boyz 12 from American Dad.
The Actress: I was typing "this is about a porno, isn't it?" just as Emma brought up that she was the wife in a gay porn video. This was so good, and she was just as wooden in her delivery in these kinds of things.
Chalmers Reserve: Now this was a 5-to-1 sketch if there ever was one. Gotta love how the wine is made from hot dog water, and that it's brown. "We're going to hell for making this wine."
This was an okay episode. We all knew everything that wasn't BTS was just gonna be filler, but it was fun filler. We return May 4th with Adam Sandler. Still can't believe he hasn't hosted yet.