Host: Dave Chappelle
Music Guest: A Tribe Called Quest
Opening Skit: Hillary playing the piano - A line that said "I told the truth" so you know it was a valid comparison to the actual election. She ends with "I'm not giving up, and neither should you" before the "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"
Opening Monologue: He didn't know Trump would win but he did suspect it. / Hasn't seen white people so angry since OJ. / White people protesting cause a million dollars in damage, black people say "amateurs." He had some good lines but came up with "Obama did a good job! Everyone can agree with that!" He did end on a very positive message about giving Trump a chance, and hoped Trump gives [black people] a chance too.
First Skit: Election Night - A great skit about mostly white people and Dave Chappelle having an election night party. The white people so convinced Hillary was going to win but Chappelle clearly wasn't convinced. They kept going moving forward an hour or two at a time to show how the white people got more shocked as the night went on. At some point Chris Rock joined the party. At the end one of the white people said something like "this is the greatest injustice America ever committed" and Chris and Dave just looked at each other and laughed.
Second skit: Preceeded by Dave Chappelle explaining why he is doing a character from Chappelle Show which he wasn't originally going to do, but after seeing Glenn's death in The Walking Dead he had to.
The skit turned out to be a parody of the death scene (I assume I didn't actually watch this year's Walking Dead but it looked just like when they were captured last year) the skit actually had all the famous characters from the Chappelle show. The crack head, the player hater's ball. the "white" news anchor, my favorite, Clayton Bigsby, and I think even charlie Murphy made a quick cameo. A great tribute to the old show but did end on a bit of a weird/flat note hen the decapitated head gives a unifying political message.
Musical guest came after just the second skit, a bit early.
Weekend Update: Michael Kay correctly pointed out at no time this entire election did anyone say "I like them both." Kay also messed up a joke about Latinos, so I guess he was under more stress then he was letting on. A bit sad they were still attacking even Rudy Giuliani who is a New Yorker who has been on the show. First guest was Ruth Bader Ginsberg. (Not the real one.) They didn't bring up her threat to leave the USA if Obama was elected (wonder why?) Weekend update seemed to end early. Feels like something weird is going on they need time for.
Jheri's Place - Hair in the food - WAIT! Skit is really Inside SNL- the skit started off as what seemed like a lame skit about a restaurant, hair in the food, and a health inspector. You thought Leslie Jones actually forgot a line, and it was in general just a terrible sketch but this time it was actually meant to be that way. Instead they went right to "Inside SNL" where they interviewed everyone in the sketch like they would sports players following lose a game. It was interesting, wish it was online but it's not.
Kids Talk Politics - A very short skit of little kids talking about the presidential election. A little black girl says "Daddy said Donald Trump is going to grab our cat, pussy..." Not much here.
Last Call - Last two people in the bar - A recurring skit that was mediocre at best.
Ice Skating - Leslie Jones and Kyle Dating - Kind of funny.
Sports - Living with Mom - A few guys on a couch watching sports, turns out one guy (Dave Chappelle) lives with his mom, it's his house they're at. He asks Mom to bring some food out, guys give him some flack for living with his bother. Then the mother (Leslie Jones) comes out with a big blanket and Dave "gets something to drink" by nursing under the blanket. At this part all the other guys are confused/disgusted but one who seems OK with it. It wasn't the greatest skit.
I had great hopes for this episode and (other than the opening skit) started out great. Glad to see Dave Chappelle back, glad to see the honesty the black comedians of the 90's like he and Chris Rock bring- yes racism is a big issue but it goes both ways. After Weekend Update though, like many SNL episodes, the skits clearly weren't as great as the couple before but it was far from their worst episode and certainly one of, if not the best of the season so far.