SNL: S17E16... HOST: MARY STUART MASTERSON... DATE: MARCH 21, 1992

SNL: S17E16... HOST: MARY STUART MASTERSON... DATE: MARCH 21, 1992

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with another parody of The McLaughlin Group where as usual the host grills his guest over the headline-making topics of the day while belittling anyone who doesn't share his same exact views. This this was a Presidential Election year, the main focus was on the remaining candidates' campaigns and with this being the opening sketch it eventually built to the announcement of, "Live from New York..." 
  2. Mary Stuart Masterson then officially opened the show with a monolog about how she is often cast as the tough but vulnerable characters before going on to show that she can pull off vulgar and stupid as well by a spastic dance that supposed to be sexy since she also revealed her bra. By the time she was done, she even thought it was stupid and pointed out how it made her feel vulnerable before she reassured the audience not to worry because she's also tough enough to put it past her and move on.
  3. We then got a fake ad for Action Cats which was a toy for kids that allowed them to turn their feline friend into an action toy through a collection of clip-on weapons and accessories.
  4. Lisa Pongrasic: Very Pregnant Undercover Cop was, as the title suggests as suggests, a sketch about a bad ass of an undercover cop who also happened to be extremely pregnant. After a quick cold opening where the police captain yelled at our baby-bearing hero over her over the top antics we got one of the best opening credits scene ever, featuring a very pregnant Mary Stuart doing very extreme cop things without being slowed down by her belly at all. After the credits, the novelty kind of wore of as the sketch almost became almost a legitimate undercover drug bust scene with only a couple of jokes.
  5. Lyle, the Effeminate Heterosexual then returned to the show where this week the effeminate but straight Dana Carvey had a confrontation with the mailman over what he would get out of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues who is blown away after discovering that Lyle is not actually gay to the point where he's also married. This was just the introduction to get to the sketch's theme song. The rest of the sketch is filled with more of the same confusion that's still pretty funny even though it's pretty much a one-note joke.
  6. This was followed by an installment of Deep Thoughts By Jack Handey where Jack shares his plans on how to deal with Thanksgiving food that you don't like.
  7. En Vogue then took to the stage to perform Never Gonna Get It and the song Hold On back to back.
  8. Once again, Kevin Nealon gave us the news. This week, "George Wendt's daughter" from the Bears Fans sketch dropped in to share a few beauty tips for brides to be to think about when planning their look for their wedding day and being that she's a beauty pageant queen her pointers leaned to the extreme. Cajun Man also dropped in once again, this time to talk about March Madness.    
  9. The Delta Delta Delta sorority sketch also returned for more of their brand of youth culture bashing while the girls of the show plan for Alum Week. Mary Stuart Masterson joined in as a homecoming guest only to scare the girls with tales from the real world outside of school where no one cares which sorority you're from.  
  10. We then got another Deep Thoughts By Jack Handey where this time Jack shared his advice on how to make a child feel lucky.
  11. This was followed by a fake ad for Monster Spray that was marketed to kids to keep monsters away while they're in bed. The product was also so overpriced the Phil Hartman, as the pitchman, suggested to kids that they should steal from their parents to buy it since they'll just deny that it works. 
  12. Who Shot Me?! was a sketch that took place in a rough high school where Kevin Nealon played a teacher who got shot. He then went on to question the students in the same way a teacher might if he were looking for a jokester who was simply shooting spit wads since he was way more annoyed than scared.
  13. This was followed by yet another Deep Thoughts By Jack Handey where Jack ponder the joys that a Native American must have felt back in the day when they would kill a settler who was stealing their land.
  14. En Vogue then returned to the stage to perform Free Your Mind.
  15. Colosseum Events Committee was a sketch that took place during the gladiator days where we met the group who planned all the fights. During this pitch session, the three men involved brainstormed their way through the craziest of ideas, to somehow come up with an early version of baseball only with a lot more violence.
  16. We then got a Schillervision short film called Million Dollar Zombie where Victoria Jackson was in an abusive relationship so she didn't hesitate to look into her Publisher's Clearing House victory claim only to end up a mindless envelope stuffer who helped to generate the enormous amount of junk mail that the contest company produced.
  17. The Panhandler was a sketch where we got to hear the inner thought of Phil Hartman as he contemplated giving a homeless Chris Farley some money. Throughout this internalized struggle, we also witnessed Chris Farley's inner thoughts that were strictly about the booze until he ended up getting denied and thought he was getting attacked by spiders thanks to a case of DTs.
  18. Finally, Mary Stuart Masterson Closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.
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