'SNL' is coming back, but can it keep its momentum?


In the best sketch of the Saturday Night Live's season premiere, Ryan Gosling plays one-half of a couple who get seriously pissed when they realize they've been tricked into eating Pizza Hut.

Actress Emma Stone made a surprise appearance on last night's season premiere of Saturday Night Live, where she interrupted Ryan Gosling's monologue to help poke fun at their movie La La Land. The recent Emmy victor and all-around comedic joy came in hot in the cold open, but it was the sketch "Another Close Encounter" about alien abduction that had everyone breaking character.

Alec Baldwin, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of Donald Trump last season, has said he'll be back, though with less regularity.

Last night's Season 43 SNL premiere also was below the final episodes of last season, (8.272 million, 2.32 18-49 rating for the finale hosted by Dwayne Johnson; 10.337 million, 2.74 in 18-49 for the penultimate episode hosted by Emmy victor Melissa McCarthy).

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After going live across the country for the first time past year, "SNL" is sticking with the formula. Ryan Gosling starred in the fake commercial for style-neutral, gender non-conforming denim for a generation that defies labels. Then she used Gosling to demonstrate how the aliens molested her butt, driving Gosling to shake with laughter and crack up during the sketch.

During his opening monologue, the LaLa Land actor told the audience he was thrilled to be there and that, "I haven't been this excited since I saved jazz", a fact which the self-proclaimed white guy from Canada reiterated again and again. Highly anticipated guest hosts created must-see TV. Thanks to Gosling's ample experience with freaky moments of high drama (see also Lars and the Real Girl) there's a lot of authenticity in his delivery.

What do you think about the Saturday Night Live ratings to start the season? "Every day I wake up and remember that Avatar, a huge worldwide blockbuster, used Papyrus font for their logo and no one stopped them", Torres wrote.