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    John Mulaney Hosted "SNL" Last Night, So Of Course We Got A New Musical Sketch

    I will never look at a pair of "I ❤️NY" underwear the same way again.

    Last night, John Mulaney hosted the ~spooky~ Halloween episode of SNL, making it his fourth time to take the stage.

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    Well, do you know what that means? That's right, ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF HIS SIGNATURE MUSICAL SKETCHES, BABY!


    If you're not 100% sure what I'm talking about here, let me catch you up to speed. Every time John hosts SNL, he does a sketch that's 50% about something you simply Should Not Do, 50% musical parodies, and 1000% bonkers. I highly recommend watching his previous ones — Diner Lobster, Bodega Bathroom, and Airport Sushi — because they are *chef's kiss* and I think about them at least once a day.

    This time around, John and the crew set the scene in a Times Square souvenir shop, where Pete Davidson's character was determined to buy a pair of "I ❤️NY" underwear to support them during the pandemic.


    As if that atrocity wasn't enough, Pete wanted to TRY THEM ON, because he "[loves] New York and [wanted his] modest bulge to show that."

    John introducing the Times Square minion to bring Pete to the dressing room.

    I see you, Ariana Grande BDE reference 👀.

    The Minion (Kenan Thompson) brought them back to the changing room and introduced them to the rest of Times Square's costumed inhabitants, naturally to the tune of "Luck Be A Lady" from Guys and Dolls.

    Minion singing that you better pay them if you take a selfie or they'll take out a knife

    They shifted the focus back onto the crusty pair of souvenir shop underwear in their version of "One" from A Chorus Line.

    Kenan and John singing about seeing skid marks and getting an STD from them

    Bubba Gump's mascot made an appearance in a parody of "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music, waiting for them to ~send in the crowds~ of tourists again.

    The mascot singing, "Where have they gone?"

    They paid homage to Fiddler on the Roof with Time Square's very own colorful character, Diddler on the Roof.

    Beck as the Diddler with binoculars and his pants off

    Maya Rudolph made a cameo as the Statue of Liberty, singing about all the things she's survived through to the rhythm of "I'm Here" from Follies.


    Can we get Maya nominated for a Tony for this performance? Asking for a friend.

    The "woman from Westchester with visible COVID" made a brief appearance where she sang about the virus to "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity.

    The woman singing about being a superspreader and the homeless guy staying at a nearby luxury hotel scaring her away

    John provided a quick intermission from the musical numbers to share a metaphor about America and the "I ❤️NY" underwear that started this all.

    John comparing America and the underwear because both are ugly and full of disease but stand for love.

    Tbh, it's a kind comparison that the underwear are only, like, mildly soiled.

    Finally, the crew closed out the sketch with a rendition of "One Day More" from Les Misérables about the upcoming election.

    All singing, 'Three more days of Instagramming thirsty selfies that say, 'vote'!"

    Now idk about y'all, but I'm ready for a John Mulaney SNL musical when Broadway reopens. Who's in?


    In the meantime, you can watch the whole musical sketch for yourself below:

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