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‘SNL’: Regina King Spoils Beck Bennett’s Valentine’s Day Plans In Promo For Hosting Debut

Regina King 'SNL' Promo

Emmy-winning Watchmen lead and One Night In Miami director Regina King will make her Saturday Night Live debut tonight and will bring the love ahead of Valentine’s Day.

SNL dropped the promos for the newest episode, featuring King, musical guest Nathaniel Rateliff and cast-member Beck Bennett. In the first promo all three reflect on why February in New York is “the most magical time of year.”

“The wind, the chill, the slush,” King lists.

“The sun setting at 4:30,” Rateliff adds.

“Regular season NBA games,” Bennett continues, until King says that listing out the positivity that’s missing amid the coronavirus pandemic “isn’t working.”

“Yeah the power of positive thinking, my butt,” Bennett says.

The second, brief promo focused more on Valentine’s Day with Bennett kicking off the teaser asking King to be his Valentine. When the Golden Globe-nominated director responds, “Of course I will,” Bennet realizes he’s made a mistake. While it may look like he asked the Oscar-winning actress to go on a date, the question was really directed to his wife, who he’s phoning via a hidden air pod.

“Wait are you for real?,” he asks King, before hanging up on his wife. “Uh babe, sorry. Found someone else. Got to go.”

See the promo above for tonight’s show above.

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