Miles Teller was at all times destined for the Studio 8H stage, and he has the video proof to show it. The “Top Gun: Maverick” star kicked off season 48 of “Saturday Night Live” with a monologue that included an obscure reference to his early movie position in “Whiplish,” a shout-out to Tom Cruise, and a profitable joke about how the “Top Gun” sequel was the uncommon movie that managed to wow the navy group and the LGBTQ+ group. But the standout second in Teller’s monologue got here when he confirmed a clip from a house video that includes him and his sister reenacting the basic Spartan cheerleaders “SNL” sketch from when he was a child.
The authentic sketch starred Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri as two teenagers who’re determined to land a spot on their college’s cheerleading squad. In Teller and his sister’s model, an 8-year-old Teller performed Oteri’s character (he “had the body for it,” he defined), and his sister took on the Ferrell position. Together, they reenacted the “who’s that spartan in my teepee” bit for his or her dad and mom whereas their little sister watched from afar. (The “Spiderhead” star joked that his youthful sister was enjoying Lorne Michaels as she peeped across the nook from one other room whereas carrying what gave the impression to be a kid-size swimsuit.)
What made the second all of the sweeter was that Teller’s mother supplied him with the footage, and he or she and his dad had been within the studio viewers. “How loopy is that? My dad and mom used to look at me doing skits in my lounge, and now they’re right here watching me host ‘Saturday Night Live,'” he mentioned.
In addition to his nostalgia-fueled monologue, Teller reteamed along with his “Top Gun: Maverick” costar Jon Hamm for the present’s self-referential chilly open, performed the host of a sport present starring the likes of Adam Levine and Armie Hammer, and stepped into the position of a Charmin bear. Check out the gallery to see all of Teller’s sketches from his “SNL” debut.