On “SNL,” Selena Gomez and Steve Martin Spotlighted Great Inventions
The sound effects are epic in this one
Call it serendipity or synergy; regardless, it seems like this season of SNL has abounded with guests in addition to the guest host. These tend to be co-stars of the host for whatever their latest project is — Daniel Craig appeared in a few sketches when Rami Malek hosted, and last week Elizabeth Olsen joined her Dr. Strange costar Benedict Cumberbatch for a sketch.
All of which is to say that Selena Gomez hosted SNL last night, and there’s a new season of Only Murders in the Building debuting next month. If you put money down on a Steve Martin appearance last night, well, your instincts were absolutely correct.
The sketch in question was a documentary about one Archie Gizmo and his practical joke-themed inventions. And it let Gomez embrace her skills at comic deadpan, Martin be thoroughly charming and Aidy Bryant play Gizmo’s muse, a woman whose penchant for bad luck translated into several of his most prominent inventions.
Is it the most groundbreaking sketch the show featured this season? No — though the faux-documentary style does make for some great visuals. It does let some very funny people be very funny, though, and for three and a half minutes, that’s just about perfect.
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