Last night’s Saturday Night Live was kind of a meh affair for two reasons. One is that America is still reeling from what happened in Las Vegas, and no one seems to be in a very joking mood. And two would be last night’s hostess Gal Gadot (aka Wonder Woman) needing cue cards. Gal couldn’t STOP looking at cue cards. Gal seemed like she got every script except for her monologue five minutes before she went on. Damn, Wonder Woman! Her Wikipedia page doesn’t mention any stage work so maybe live performance isn’t her thing.
She did make out with Kate McKinnon in a sketch where two butch lesbians wash up on Wonder Woman’s home-island of Themiscyra. To Gal’s credit, this wasn’t some “we’ll briefly brush lips cuz’ I’m not a lezzie in real life, fellas! *tee-hee*” peck. Gal went for it! If Kate McKinnon has difficulty separating herself from the characters she plays, Gal might be getting a massage oil gift basket and some interesting Snapchats from Kate in the near future. Chemistry!
Gal did do a pretty good Kendall Jenner during an unfortunately accurate sketch about E!’s programming. Then again, mulch does a pretty good Kendall Jenner.
Country star Jason Aldean, who was the performer on stage during the Las Vegas shooting, cold-opened the show by paying tribute to the victims and their families. He covered the dearly departed Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”