Sometimes dopey is just dopey — and sometimes dopey is sublime. That’s about all I can say about Kenan Thompson’s extended bit on last night’s Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live, in which he brought back Big Papi, baseball slugger David Ortiz, who’s about to begin his final season as the Boston Red Sox designated hitter. Interviewed by co-anchor Colin Jost, Big Papi enthused rhapsodically about the food he will eat and his endless possible business ventures, including “Welp!” (“Looking for a restaurant in Cleveland? Welp! I can’t help you!”) and Bee World (“Like Sea World, except it’s bees! Everybody gets stung”). Goofy and yet somehow touching. Look, it either works for you or it doesn’t.
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