The three best sketches from Saturday Night Live with Claire Foy

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Claire Foy attends the "First Man" press conference during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 11, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Claire Foy attends the "First Man" press conference during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 11, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) /

Saturday Night Live returned from a short break with host Claire Foy. Catch up with the top three sketches of the night.

There were a few questions heading into the Dec. 1 episode of Saturday Night Live. How would the cast and writers return from the Thanksgiving break? What story revolving around President Trump would they focus on? How would Claire Foy do on the comedy stage?

We examined these questions in our preview of the episode. The show returned to more or less where it left off. Overall, the episode fit in right alongside other episodes like those hosted by Seth Meyers, Liev Schrieber, and Steve Carell. Nothing too spectacular but certainly nothing to bring on the next wave of “Saturday Night Live is dead” articles.

After expressing a complete lack of nervousness, Foy certainly backed that up. She appeared to be at ease and comfortable in front of the audience and surrounded by comedy experts.  No sketch required her to do anything extreme or absurd so whatever lack of comedic experience she may have was not a factor.

With all that being said, here are the top three sketches from Foy’s Dec. 1 episode of Saturday Night Live.

Trump Argentina Cold Open

In keeping with the theme of political cold opens, the best sketch of the night featured President Trump surrounded by familiar faces in Argentina. The extended time for cold opens allow for these type of sketches where multiple cast members can get involved and a week’s worth of material can be used in one concept.

In our episode preview, we predicted something like this was coming. What we got wrong was the return of Alec Baldwin. Apparently his legal issues are not a big enough factor to keep him off Saturday Night Live and were even made into a joke by Baldwin’s Trump.

We said that another cameo was all but guaranteed. Ben Stiller proved us right by reviving his Michael Cohen impression. Fred Armisen as Mohammad bin Salman was an added a bonus. If you heard there was an Armisen cameo in this episode, most would have guessed it was to play his version of Queen Elizabeth opposite Foy’s version from The Crown.

Netflix Commercial

Anyone who uses Netflix can certainly understand how daunting it can be to scroll through the options if you’re not sure what you want to watch. There are thousands of television series and movies that are always being updated with more and more Netflix originals. Thankfully Netflix Life exists to help you figure it all out, but there is still a lot to process from the streaming service.

The joke of sending Claire Foy’s Queen Elizabeth back to high school is reminiscent of one of the funnier sketches in the past few years. Bobby Monyihan starred in “The Sopranos Diaries,” a spoof of The Carrie Diaries that had the cast of The Sopranos in high school.

“Officer Winslow” seems like too good of an idea to be a joke. If we can get Fuller House then why not revisit Family Matters if only to get more of Kenan Thompson as a morally bankrupt and distraught Carl Winslow?

Morning Joe – Wedding

These sketches obviously hit better with people who actually watch Morning Joe and are familiar with the dynamic among Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist. But even if you’re not, it’s entertaining to see the escalating inappropriateness between Alex Moffat’s Scarborough and Kate McKinnon’s Brzezinski.

Special attention should also be given to Melissa Villaseñor’s impression of New York Representative Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez. Villaseñor has shown she can do some really spot-on impressions when called upon. Given Ocasio-Cortez’s rising star power as she begins her first term in Congress, we’ll likely see more of Villaseñor in the role.

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Saturday Night Live will be all-new once again on Dec. 8. Jason Momoa, star of Aquaman, will host for the first time with Mumford and Sons as the musical guest. Last Night On will once again have a preview of the episode and then break down all the highlights, so stay tuned.