Saturday Night Live: Rock’s solid guarantee of strong finale

Elise Czajkowski

Guardian

21st May 2017

In recent years, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been toying with the idea of running for president and the idea seems less ludicrous by the day. So it was a natural fit that the monologue for his fifth time as host of Saturday Night Live would take this idea and run with it, positing that the actor and former wrestler would use his bravado to win over voters. He’s a lock for the minority vote, he explained, “because everyone just assumes I’m .

.. whatever they are”.

His natural fit for a running mate? Fellow Tom Hanks, of course, who brought his calming, paternal gravitas to the ticket. “I have been in two movies where a plane crashed,” Hanks reminded us, “and people are still happy to see me on their flight. ” It kicked off a strong season finale: Johnson is a great host, and the episode featured a ton of Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan, cast members who are leaving the show.

Both are great, goofy players who will be tough to replace. Other sketches worth checking out include:.
 

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