Lobster must be the bougiest crustacean within the sea, which is why SNL’s off-the-wall musical ode to the tasty dish was genius, transcendent even. That’s proper, within the 12 months of our Lord 2018, Saturday Evening Stay gave us a Les Miserables-themed lobster sketch and it was all the pieces we by no means knew we wanted.
The sketch opened with Pete Davidson ordering a tail at a diner a lot to the chagrin of a few waiters performed by host John Mulaney and Cecily Robust. It wasn’t till Kenan Thompson popped up in a fish tank sporting lobster claws and a French Revolution-era jacket that their reluctance grew to become clear.
Watching Thompson embody the aquatic arthropod model of Jean Valjean and belt out a rousing entree-inspired remix of “Who Am I” was, and this isn’t an exaggeration, a shining second within the present’s 43-year historical past. Thompson is well the present’s most dear participant and he proves it right here. The man can play something and play it nicely. As Lobster No. 1, he sacrifices himself to Davidson’s starvation earlier than Kate McKinnon (as Claws-ette, get it?) presents to take her father’s place.
The entire shindig ends with Mulaney, Robust, and a very good majority of the solid bringing out some spectacular set design, forming the barricades, and delivering a stirring rendition of “Do You Hear The Individuals Sing?”, re-imagined right here as “Do You Hear The Lobster Scream?”
Positive, for those who’re not a Broadway fan a few of this may simply go over your head, however we’re not ashamed to confess this sketch is our model of bizarre.
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