Have you lost your damn mind?”. Kate McKinnon’s appearance comes as no surprise, taking on the role of Auntie Orphan Annie. There was David Byrne as a baggage handler parodying his own Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” with a group ditty called “Plane to Nowhere.” Byrne also performed as the night’s musical guest, showing off two incredible numbers from his American Utopia show. They performed “The Adults Are Talking” and “Bad Decisions,” both tracks from their most recent album The New Abnormal. David Byrne, the musical guest for the evening, hit the stage as a baggage handler, parodying his own Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere,” aptly changed to “Plane to Nowhere” to finish off the skit right. ", Another fan wrote, "When I heard that Mulaney was hosting SNL, I knew there would be another awesome Broadway musical sketch. John Mulaney has been known for his musical montage skits during his hosting gigs on his alma matter “Saturday Night Live.” The 37-year-old comedian who brought us “Diner Lobster” and “Bodega Bathroom” reprised his musical skit for its newest edition: “Airport Sushi.”. This is an SNL sketch we’ll be talking about for years to come. In case you're not familiar, here's a little rundown of the iconic trilogy. They’re soon joined by "SNL" freshman Chloe Fineman as a flight attendant and cast member Alex Moffat as a rat. He begins to parody “The Phantom of the Opera” ("Phantom of the Bathroom") alongside the sushi’s chef, played by Cecily Strong. The set-up, as always, was simple: Pete Davidson made the questionable choice to buy sushi while waiting for a flight at LaGuardia Airport. No matter what your opinion of SNL’s recent quality, the episodes hosted by Mulaney have become a sort of annual tradition to look forward to, one that the producer Lorne Michaels should keep alive.
His appearances always have more of a niche comedy-nerd appeal, but Mulaney’s strength is that his persona isn’t cynical or cliquish—his observations just have an intense specificity to them, making their insights feel either deeply trenchant or completely irrelevant. Like any great musical experience, “Airport Sushi” has its own big finish. Musical guest David Byrne, formerly of Talking Heads, offered his talents near the end of the sketch, singing a parody of "Road to Nowhere" with SNL castmembers and changing the lyrics to "We're on a plane to nowhere.". Follow her on Twitter @stefabsky. TheAtlantic.com Copyright (c) 2020 by The Atlantic Monthly Group. "John Mulaney is a gift from God. As if the skit couldn’t have summed up enough of the chaos that can occur at LaGuardia Airport, Jake Gyllenhaal makes a guest appearance donning striped pajamas before he takes on “Defying Gravity” ("Enjoy Security"), suspended by wires as he sang an ode to being searched by TSA.