Dwayne Johnson eased on through the Saturday Night Live live sketches; the funniest had him in a WWF promo (grade: B) and later paired him with Cecily Strong’s twit Brit as his date (A+), crashing an intimate dinner with Kenan Thompson and Vanessa Bayer and undoubtedly setting the SNL record for single-sketch use of the word “boner” (sometimes broken up, as in “bone her”):
Nevertheless, the SNL video team continued on a roll last night with its mock promo for Disney 2016’s “biggest remake yet,” a live-action Bambi with Johnson in the title role as a pointy-eared, cigar-chomping, .45-slinging revenge machine. Announcing that his mother’s killers will “pay deer-ly” for their crime, he enlists Taram Killam as Vin Diesel as Thumper. You don’t ever want to be wandering around this forest, trust me. It was prime venison.