“Saturday Night Live” pulled off each an “Only Murders within the Building” and a “Father of the Bride” reunion within the Dec. 10 episode hosted by Steve Martin and Martin Short. The legendary comedians had been in high type as they kicked off the present with a spiky monologue that included them delivering one another’s eulogies – which had been really simply roasts. From there, the episode went on to serve up visitor appearances from Selena Gomez and Kieran Culkin, a bloody retelling of “A Christmas Carol,” and Short as a disgruntled elf named both Sprinkles or Pringles. (Even he is not one hundred pc positive.)
The vacation episode marked Martin’s sixteenth time internet hosting “SNL,” probably the most internet hosting appearances by anybody apart from Alec Baldwin, who has hosted the present 17 occasions. Meanwhile, it was Short’s fourth time, one thing the duo highlighted within the monologue earlier than launching into their eulogies for each other.
Among the most effective barbs of the night time was Short teasing Martin about all the nice issues he might say about his comedy companion. “There are so many good issues I might say about Steve Martin however this hardly appears the time nor the place . . . I do know Steve is trying down on us as a result of he regarded down on everyone,” the “Captain Ron” actor quipped.
Not to be outdone, Martin responded, “Even on the finish, Marty had an exquisite girlfriend: good, stunning, and so real looking. He was at all times sexually lively – so long as there have been batteries in the home. He was taken away from us too quickly, however sadly, not earlier than he performed Jack Frost in ‘Santa Clause 3.'”
At the tip of the sketch Martin contemplated who he would work with now that Short was “gone,” which led to Gomez’s first look of the night time. “What about me?” she requested as she walked on stage and gave Martin a giant hug. Later on, she appeared within the “Father of the Bride 8” spoof because the musical visitor for Annie Banks’s eighth wedding ceremony.
Watch all of Martin and Short’s “SNL” sketches within the gallery forward.