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Basketball legend Charles Barkley returned as host of SNL for the third time. Because of the game between the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions, the show didn’t start until 11:51 on the East Coast, that gave Sir Charles plenty of time to work on his scowling.
The entire show seemed to be made up of sports related sketches, and of course there was a skewering of Charles and his cohorts from Inside The NBA. Charles played the newest addition to the team, Shaquille O’Neal, while Kenan Thompson was always funny as Charles.
He also took us through “White People Problems” and made an interesting woman named “Joann” who comes out to her friends as a lesbian. “You’re a little flirty precious PIE!” Didn’t he look like someone’s Great Aunt?
I wonder if he and Paul Brittain, one of the newest cast members, sparked up a friendship after Paul straddled him in the “Lord Wyndemere” sketch.
I think this was the most SNL has ever featured more than two black people. So how about we get more than one black host a season?