SNL: S16E01... HOST: KYLE MACLACHLAN... DATE: SEPTEMBER 29, 1990

SNL: S16E01... HOST: KYLE MACLACHLAN... DATE: SEPTEMBER 29, 1990

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with A Message From Iraq where Dana Carvey as George Bush Sr. addresses Iraq following Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait where he threatens the country with war. He seems extra happy this week because instead of having to justify his presidency he gets to boast about the war that he's about to start to prove that he's not a coward. This was followed by an Iraqi panel show where a collection of guests analyzed the president's address leading up to the host's announcement of, "Live from New York..."
  2. Kyle McLachlan then opened the show with a monolog about wanting to host the show in order to show another side other than the creep characters that he's played for David Lynch. He then turns to the audience for questions where he spoils the end of Twin Peaks. He then throws to the show and instantly gets called backstage to answer a phone call from David Lynch for ruining the end of the show. Following the phone call, he then rushed back to the stage to try and convince the audience that he was just kidding in an effort to save his career.
  3. Bad Idea Jeans was a fake ad for jeans that parodied the trend from the time where men have conversations about their bad life choices over random shots of them in their jeans getting ready for a game of basketball. Each story told is worse and worse until we finally see that this collection of jean-clad white guys are about to play against a team of black guys in proper attire before the ad ended on a shot of the Bad Idea Jeans Logo.
  4. Sprockets the returned for another installment where Dieter introduces a segment called Germany's Most Disturbing Home Videos where he and Kyle MacLachlan watch and analyze several disturbing videos as they were the hosts of America's Funniest Home Videos. 
  5. We then got a parody of Twin Peaks which unfortunately/surprisingly, is a show that I never got into so I didn't get the nuanced jokes that got the audience to laugh. A lot of the sketch just felt like randomness but knowing other pieces of David Lynch's works I found that the nonsense made sense and was still sort of entertained.
  6. Sinead O'Connor then took to the stage to perform Three Babies. 
  7. Once again, Dennis Miller gave us the news. This week, Al Franken checked in via satellite from Saudi Arabia for a one-man mobile update on the current conflict that was building up in the Middle East at the time. 
  8. Chris Rock then made his debut on the show by playing Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew who was hired to perform at a record label event to promote an upcoming tour. After performing on stage he gets approached by a bunch of white stuffy executives with suggestions for his next raunchy hit while he is just trying to mingle.
  9. All Things Scottish then made its debut to the show where Mike Myers played the Scottish store owner with who sells only Scottish made items living by the motto, "If it's not Scottish, IT'S CRAP." In this week's installment, he has to cope with Kyle MacLachlan who plays his son who has been Americanized. 
  10. Sinead O'Connor then returned to the stage to perform The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance.
  11. We then got a sketch where Frank Sinatra And George Michael where hanging out in a lounge where Sinatra had advice for George about how to deal with his new fame, apparently making fun of an open letter that Frank Sinatra submitted to the Times.
  12. Lonesome Cowboys II was a parody follow up song to the original Lonesome Cowboys where Kyle MacLachlan, Dana Carvey, and Phil Hartman sing a song that doesn't pull any punches as they sing about the reality of the mass production of beef products and the way cows are slaughtered en masse. The big reveal/final joke is that Kyle is actually playing K.D. Lang which is extra funny because he does actually kind of look like her without much effort at all.
  13. Finally, Kyle MacLachlan closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.
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