Michael Keaton handled SNL as a host pretty well this time around. He did this by reviving memories of movies such as Batman and Beetlejuice.
Get the Party Started! Michael Keaton, who played a major role in Birdman recently, appeared on SNL to take the audience on a journey down memory lane. Now, this is the man who appeared once upon a time as Batman and also was the star of the film Beetlejuice.
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The show also mocked Indiana’s anti-gay laws which seem to have cropped up in the 21st century out of nowhere. CNN was also a target for criticism. The actor Norman Reedus came on set for a brief point in time.
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That foxy lady Carly Rae Jepsen also appeared and sang two of her latest songs to cheers from the crowd. The event came a day prior to Easter and had an air of mystery and silent suspense in it too.
This is the third time Keaton has hosted SNL. It is a rare chance occurrence alright. Two other actors on stage with Keaton were Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan. Killam even went the whole hog by doing a Joker copycat act. As for Keaton, he did Batman and Beetlejuice sequences much to the amusement of the audience.
The decade that was the 80s came back in its redolent effusion. Then CNN was parodied by Cecily Strong who decided to mimic Brooke Baldwin. Dire Straits song “Money for Nothing” which came on in 1985 was also shown the mirror for one of its anti-gay lyrics.
As for Norman Reedus, he appeared briefly and made things fun and funnier by his parody spoof of Daryl Dixon’s crossbow. And then there is the creepy part where Keaton plays the weird dude on Easter who happens to be a junkie (and we all know that addicts cannot form relationships).
The pathetic pun-ditry that he engages in leaves the viewers pretty grossed out. But that was not the end of the list. The religious revival and anti-gay laws reenacted in Indiana have been dubbed Neurotology and this too get mentioned on the show.
SNL is a very powerful and potent barometer of America’s entertainment pressure. It is almost as famous and decisive as Oprah Winfrey’s show in its level of influence and persuasion. When SNL is on, all of America watches and listens with eyes wide open and ears that have had ear swabs rubbed thoroughly through them.