Tonight’s Saturday Night Live was bizarre, that’s all I can say.
Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan hosted, to promote her movie “Promising Young Woman.” I was certain there would be one or more parodies of the film as sketches, at least some reference to it.
There was NONE. Nothing, Like it didn’t exist. And the movie comes from Focus Features, a division of NBC Universal, the network of “SNL.”
There wasn’t even an for the movie until the very end of the show.
Plus Kid Cudi, who cannot sing and doesn’t seem to be a rapper, was the musical guest. His second number was performed in a sun dress. I couldn’t tell if the shoes matched, or if he had a handbag to go with it.
“Weekend Update” was funny enough. A sketch about a couple in World War II with Mulligan and Mikey Day was very good. There was also a funny video parody of movies about lesbians, referencing films no one has seen. But nothing for “Promising Young Woman.”
The show is a mess. We’ll see what the ratings were, tomorrow.
PS My friend, journalist Steve Zeitchik, pointed out on Twitter that Mulligan’s monologue instead of reflecting the feminism of “Promising Young Woman,” relied on Carey’s husband, musician Marcus Mumford for some reason taking the spotlight.