In the Department Of So-How-Was-The-Play-Mrs. Lincoln?, Louis C.K.’s dive into the empty pool monologue was followed on last night’s season finale of Saturday Night Live with a sketch that had the star going almost one-on-one with Leslie Jones in a street-slanguage slam, as Louis tried to hold on to his job at a Sprint store after being busted while imitating Jones as his mouthy, negatory boss. Convincing her that’s the way he really talks, the bit (with nice assists from Jay Pharaoh, Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant) followed them over five years as he maintains the ruse. The evening began as a perhaps historic audience double challenge: The cold open foundered on Kate McKinnon‘s already tired and obvious, but not in a good way, Hillary Clinton, as the presumptive presidential candidate inserted herself into various groups of sun worshippers trying to enjoy the first days of summer (boring). And then that memorable monologue. But it turned out to be the most consistently funny episode of the season. Even Weekend Update mostly hit it out of the park (especially with a guest appearance by “Tom Brady” (Taran Killam) evading questions from Michael Che about Deflategate. Getting back to the Sprint store, have a look and tell us what you thought.
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