Watchmen lead and One Night In Miami director Regina King stopped by Saturday Night Live this week to lend her Oscar-winning talents to the hosting chair. The star’s episode covered everything from the impeachment trial to drunk Tom Brady to that woman putting Gorilla Glue in her hair. As someone who been obsessively following that whole saga, I, of course, couldn’t get enough of that last sketch.
In it, Kenan Thompson and Regina King play lawyers from the highly credible firm of Commode and Commode. They know Gorilla Glue mishaps happen sometimes, and they’re willing to go get you justice, even at the risk of the gorilla getting upset inside the courtroom. You can check out the sketch below…
These fake commercial/ law firm sketches always work best when everyone is completely committed to the seriousness of it. That clearly happens here as the cases and issues get weirder and weirder and Kenan Thompson and Regina King just keep making it clear they’re ready to fight, even if it’s for a woman that went for the diamond in the head look like Vision… or Lil Uzi Vert.
The viral haircare story first broke earlier this month when a woman named Tessica Brown uploaded a Tik Tok talking about using Gorilla Glue when she ran out of her usual product. 10 days and millions of views later, she’s now gotten medical care, generously donated most of the GoFundMe money that was raised for her and now inspired a Saturday Night Live sketch. It’s amazing how quickly your life can change sometimes. You can catch up on where everything started with her original video below…
As for Regina King, she continues to execute whatever she attempts. Last night’s Saturday Night Live episode was packed with good sketches, and the early reviews were mostly positive, especially for King’s performance itself. That might seem obvious given her long history of winning acting awards, but there are actually a lot of good actors who don’t have the demeanor and timing down to properly execute sketch comedy. That’s a very different skill set, and it’s a credit to King that she handled things so well.
It’ll be interesting to see where Saturday Night Live goes from here. The show has generated most of its headlines over the past four years with Donald Trump-related sketches, and while they’ve gotten some wins with the revolving wheel of Joe Biden performances they’ve tried out, it’s very unlikely the current President will generate as much interest as the last one. That may mean it’ll be a good time to try different things, whether they’re invented by the writing staff or inspired by likeable people who put Gorilla Glue in their hair.
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