Boozy Christmas Song ‘SNL’ Aims For Elon Musk, Kanye West
The “Saturday Night Live” cast got into the Christmas spirit by drinking in their feelings and shading Elon Musk and Kanye West in a festive musical number.
The NBC sketch show began Saturday with Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang gathered around the tree to sing about the trappings of the holiday season.
“My drinking is starting to spiral out of control. I knew he might have walked into a dark place when Burger King said I was banned,” Thompson crooned, eggnog in hand.
“My mental health hasn’t been great. I wake up at noon and the sun somehow goes down, then I go back to sleep around 8. But I can live in a delusional state, for Christmas bellowed Yang.
The Songbirds then turned their lyrical content to current events, including Musk’s takeover of Twitter and West’s declared love for the leader of Nazi Germany.
“Elon. Why does he own everything? Why does he have to run Tesla and Twitter, wasn’t space enough? “sang Strong.
“Since when did Hitler come back? Didn’t we all agree years ago that Hitler should never come back?, crooned Yang, before Thompson ended his chorus with “And why are his new fans black ?”
The longtime SNL actor also offered a “December with no memories,” as Strong admitted she mixed Xanax into her vacation libations.
The comedian predicted that his alcohol addiction would not improve after the Christmas decorations were put away.
“What happens in January?” she sang. “We are exploding. We freak out and threaten our ex. We drink to the point where we contemplate murder and accept Venmo payments for sex.
Steve Martin returned to host the show for the 16th time alongside former cast member Martin Short.
Martin shared a drugged photo of himself with John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Mick Jagger on the set of one of his first hosting gigs.
“Right after this photo was taken, we tested positive for everything,” Martin said.
“We’re like Harry and Meghan, no one rides for us but they’ll hook up anyway,” joked Short, his co-star on the Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building.”
Martin and Short reprized their roles from the hit film “Father of the Bride” with his 52-year-old daughter, Heidi Gardner, preparing for her eighth wedding.
Kieran Culkin, who played the brother of the bride in the original film, also stopped to catch up.
“By the way, no cake for me, I have a colonoscopy tomorrow,” the grown-up little brother said.
Things got tense when Short, playing an eccentric wedding planner, suggested Martin pay for his daughter’s vaginal rejuvenation, but Selena Gomez, playing herself, saved the day by agreeing to perform at the nuptials for only $1.8 million.
The episode uncharacteristically left politics out, but Weekend Update spoofed the latest headlines, including Georgia Senate’s second-round results.
“I don’t think this will be the last time you will hear from Herschel Walker. I mean, unless he’s your biological father,” fake news anchor Michael Che joked.
“WNBA star Brittney Griner was released from prison in exchange for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout,” said co-anchor Colin Jost.
“It’s actually a great trade because Bout was averaging just five points and two rebounds per game.”
Musical guest Brandi Carlile performed her songs “You and Me on the Rock” and “The Story”.
The show returns live next week, hosted by actor Austin Butler with Manhattan indie rock darlings Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
New York Post