Critic Consensus: Solid sketches give first-time host David Harbour plenty to play with in an SNL that's likely to make even the grouchiest grouches grin at least a little.
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This week's "Saturday Night Live" was off to a good start from the moment it actually featured the real Billy Porter, whose enthusiasm and general awesomeness extended to the sketch itself.
his week's perfectly fine SNL didn't quite have the spark of last week's episode, but was still considerably funnier than the season premiere. Stranger Things star David Harbour proved a worthwhile host, pouring himself into every sketch.
"Mildly amusing" is also a perfect descriptor for the episode as a whole.
Based on David Harbour's general enthusiasm in any given situation, we knew that he would have plenty of fun hosting Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, it seems like the writers might have been tired in their third episode in a row.
This is a trailer for Grouch, the origins story of Oscar the Grouch told in the style of Joker. It's fantastic! It's both funny and a brilliant commentary on Joker. It's easily the best thing this season, so far.
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