Solely legends had been within the constructing for this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
Longtime associates and comedy companions Steve Martin and Martin Short returned to host Saturday’s present with musical visitor Brandi Carlile and a key help from their “Only Murders in the Building” co-star, Selena Gomez. After crashing her forged mates’ opening monologue, Gomez additionally made a cameo throughout one of many sketches.
On the prime of the NBC broadcast, Martin, 77, and Short, 72, traded some humorous insults earlier than launching right into a dramatic studying of faux eulogies they wrote prematurely for one another by “coincidence.”
“Marty, I dedicate this eulogy to you — wow, not much of a turnout,” Martin joked. “Marty did not want to be cremated — too late — but I’ll always be haunted by Marty’s last words: Tesla autopilot engaged.”
“There’s so many great things that I could say about Steve Martin, but this hardly seems the time nor the place,” Short quipped. “Steve, you bland, overrated, white-haired son of a b—, where’d you go? I know Steve is looking down on us right now because he always looked down at everybody.”
After lamenting that Short had been “taken away from us too soon, but sadly not before he played Jack Frost in ‘The Santa Clause 3,’” Martin questioned who else he may “ever work with.”
“What about me?!” Gomez interjected to cheers from the studio viewers that drowned out the hosts’ reactions.
Gomez additionally popped up later in a parody of Martin and Short’s “Father of the Bride” movie franchise, that includes a shock look from “Succession” and authentic “Father of the Bride” forged member Kieran Culkin.
Between sketches, Carlile carried out “The Story” and “You and Me on the Rock,” that includes Lucius. Subsequent week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” might be hosted by Austin Butler with musical visitor Lizzo.