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See Natasha Lyonne's Hilarious SNL Sketches From the Season 47 Finale

The perfect punctuation to a great season. 

By Tayi Sanusi
Natasha Lyonne during her opening monologue on the SNL stage

The May 21st episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Natasha Lyonne with musical guest Japanese Breakfast, was a satisfying close to an eventful season—the material was well executed, and the laughs well-deserved. See Lyonne’s sketches, below. 

Final Encounter Cold Open 

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Mikey Day and Aidy Bryant start strong as NSA agents interviewing Lyonne, Kate McKinnon, and Cecily Strong about their reported alien abduction. Spoiler alert: It’s hilarious. 

Natasha Lyonne’s Opening SNL Monologue

Lyonne’s opening monologue highlighted her love for SNL and several of the show’s most noted alums. So, it felt right that Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph popped out to do a couple of very accurate impressions of Lyonne, a New York native. 

"Summer Gig"

Here, Kenan Thompson is the lead singer of a hotel lounge band, while Lyonne, Cecily Strong, and Bowen Yang step in as the eccentric ensemble. 


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"'50s Baseball Broadcast"


"After High School"

This '90s teen movie-inspired parody takes a look at what happened to all of a school’s most promising pupils. Prepare to chuckle. 

"Mr. Dooley"

Coworkers played by Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner, and Ego Nwodim killed their boss (Natasha Lyonne) and now they have to cover it up. Naturally, the ensuing action will send you into a fit of hysterics. You’re welcome.

"Women’s Commercial"

This sketch exemplifies some of SNL's strongest comedic framework while exploring a trope of grey-haired women. And the familiar (and unbelievably funny) solution, will leave you in a major laugh attack. The SNL season finale ended on a high note!

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