Quinta Brunson takes a jab at Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski crash trial while making her SNL hosting debut

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Quinta Brunson took a playful swipe at one of the most beloved comedies of all time while making her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live.

After exclaiming that she has been ‘dreaming’ about appearing on SNL since she was a kid, the Emmy winner, 33, spoke about her ‘unique’ TV show, Abbott Elementary, which she described as like Friends but ‘instead of not having black people, it does.’

She also pointed out that instead of ‘being about a group of friends, it’s about a group of teachers. And instead of New York, it’s in Philadelphia.’

During her opening monologue, the star also joked that she is ‘the opposite of’ her character, Janine Teagues, who she described as a ‘good and wholesome’ second grade teacher.

‘I’m not a filthy wh**e, but I like to have fun,’ she mused, before insisting she needs to be able to let loose without people saying: ‘D**n Ms. Teagues is out here getting wasted at Universal Studios.’

Not holding back: Quinta Brunson took a playful swipe at one of the most beloved comedies of all times while making her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live

Not holding back: Quinta Brunson took a playful swipe at one of the most beloved comedies of all times while making her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live

Her own person: During her opening monologue, the star also joked that she is 'the opposite of' her character, Janine Teagues, who she described as a 'good and wholesome' second grade teacher

Her own person: During her opening monologue, the star also joked that she is ‘the opposite of’ her character, Janine Teagues, who she described as a ‘good and wholesome’ second grade teacher

Important message: She proceeded to call viewers to 'acknowledge the work' teachers 'do every day' and 'every day, and for the love of god, pay them the money they deserve'

Important message: She proceeded to call viewers to ‘acknowledge the work’ teachers ‘do every day’ and ‘every day, and for the love of god, pay them the money they deserve’

Additionally, the performer revealed she had to start ‘lying’ to her mother ‘about who’ she’s ‘hanging out with’ since getting famous, instead of revealing she’s meeting up with Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama. 

She proceeded to urge viewers to ‘acknowledge the work’ teachers ‘do every day’ and ‘for the love of god, pay them the money they deserve.’ 

‘So please, remember how important teachers are,’ she concluded. 

Her first sketch began with two men in a bar of a nightclub bathroom that are on a search for cocaine, but are concerned to buy some laced with fentanyl.

They are immediately approached by a man, who claims his product is so pure that ‘it’s like a bunny rabbit making snow angels on a cloud.’

Brunson then interjects that her drugs are even better, and that her drugs are whiter than ‘Gwenth Paltrow skiing in Utah.’

While going back and forth about who’s coke is the most pure, she hilariously said hers are whiter than someone that takes their ‘shoes and socks off on’ an airplane or Panic! At The Disco’s 2005 hit song I Write Sins Not Tragedies.

Kenan Thompson insisted his coke is even better as he compares his drugs as ‘so white, its dad sends it money every month for its rent.’

Starting off strong: The first sketch began with two men in a bar of a nightclub bathroom that are on a search for cocaine, but are concerned to buy some laced with fentanyl

Starting off strong: The first sketch began with two men in a bar of a nightclub bathroom that are on a search for cocaine, but are concerned to buy some laced with fentanyl 

They are immediately approached by a man, who claims his product is so pure that 'it's like a bunny rabbit making snow angels on a cloud'

They are immediately approached by a man, who claims his product is so pure that ‘it’s like a bunny rabbit making snow angels on a cloud’

Cracking jokes: Brunson then interjects that her drugs are even better, and more pure, as she describes her drugs as whiter than 'Gwenth Paltrow skiing in Utah'

Cracking jokes: Brunson then interjects that her drugs are even better, and more pure, as she describes her drugs as whiter than ‘Gwenth Paltrow skiing in Utah’

Next, Brunson portrays a woman that is tapped to serve as a bridesmaid in a wedding.

‘I just got this feeling it wasn’t the kind of question you could say no to,’ she recalled.

Before recalling their experiences in a fake documentary about their harrowing experiences as bridesmaids, a man, portraying a UCLA professor, stated: ‘Each year, more than 6 million women fall into this type of cult. They prey on vulnerable groups like college roommates and sisters-in-law.’

A former bridesmaid, portrayed by Heidi Gardner, described losing all control of her calendar and being bombarded with messages, despite initially being sold on a ‘one day’ commitment.

‘For the next 18 months, I was fully sucked in,’ she said.

Another former bridesmaid (Ego Nwodim) said she was in placed in an ’email chain’ regularly sent group texts and had ‘whole conversations’ through Venmo.

Bowen Yang, who portrayed a gay man targeted into being in a bridal, revealed he ‘drugged’ himself to get through a bachelorette party.

Brunson tells the cameras that she spent $300 on a blue chiffon gown with a ‘modest neckline’ that the bride tried to convince her she would be able to wear again.

Yang then details the most ‘demeaning’ part of the experience, which was having to ‘write and perform original lyrics’ based on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song.

It concludes with Brunson’s character flashing her engagement ring as she reveals she ‘just got engaged.’

‘Don’t worry. I’m going to be such a chill bride,’ she says as ominous music plays in the background.

An honor or nightmare? Next, Brunson portrays a woman that is tapped to serve as a bridesmaid in a wedding

An honor or nightmare? Next, Brunson portrays a woman that is tapped to serve as a bridesmaid in a wedding

Cult-like rituals: Before recalling their experiences in a fake documentary about their harrowing experiences as bridesmaids, a man, portraying a UCLA professor, stated: 'Each year, more than 6 million women fall into this type of cult. They prey on vulnerable groups like college roommates and sisters-in-law'

Cult-like rituals: Before recalling their experiences in a fake documentary about their harrowing experiences as bridesmaids, a man, portraying a UCLA professor, stated: ‘Each year, more than 6 million women fall into this type of cult. They prey on vulnerable groups like college roommates and sisters-in-law’

Alarming: Another former bridesmaid (Ego Nwodim) said she was in placed in an 'email chain' regularly sent group texts and had 'whole conversations' through Venmo

Alarming: Another former bridesmaid (Ego Nwodim) said she was in placed in an ’email chain’ regularly sent group texts and had ‘whole conversations’ through Venmo

Unbearable: Bowen Yang, who portrayed a gay man targeted into being in a bridal, revealed he 'drugged' himself to get through a bachelorette party

Unbearable: Bowen Yang, who portrayed a gay man targeted into being in a bridal, revealed he ‘drugged’ himself to get through a bachelorette party

She's next! It concludes with Brunson's character flashing her engagement ring as she reveals she 'just got engaged'

She’s next! It concludes with Brunson’s character flashing her engagement ring as she reveals she ‘just got engaged’

The Philadelphia native, who married her husband Kevin Jay Anik in 2021, proceeded to play Thompson’s wife on a game show, called Couple Goals.

While they initially are off to a good start as he successfully remembers her favorite food, things go south when he is asked what there biggest fight was about.

She then shows her answer, which reads: ‘The time I hit a half court shot at a basketball game and they gave me free rock climbing lessons for life, and you ran out and ripped up the certificate in front of the whole stadium.’

After revealing his biggest fear was having to spend the rest of his life taking care of her, if she fell down the stairs and broke her neck, Brunson begins to simmer.

Later, he reveals if she was in an accident his dream vacation would be Aruba, in which case, he’d rather go to Big Sur with her and her sister.

‘After years of caring for you together, we will have grown close in a way we never expected,’ he predicted. ‘And, when we finally climax together under the Redwoods, we’ll hold each other and weep, not just because the pleasure is so intense but because we finally feel relief from our tragically shared burden.’

The answer clearly upsets her, but ends up winning them the game, which is an all-expenses-paid trip to Bali’s Temple of Thousand Steps.

This causes Thompson to yet out a terrified scream.

Quiz game: The Philadelphia native, who married her husband Kevin Jay Anik in 2021, proceeded to play Thompson's wife on a game show, called Couple Goals

Quiz game: The Philadelphia native, who married her husband Kevin Jay Anik in 2021, proceeded to play Thompson’s wife on a game show, called Couple Goals

Oh no: While they initially are off to a good start as he successfully remembers her favorite food, things go south when he is asked what there biggest fight was about

Oh no: While they initially are off to a good start as he successfully remembers her favorite food, things go south when he is asked what there biggest fight was about

In sickness and in health? After revealing his biggest fear was having to spend the rest of his life taking care of her, if she fell down the stairs and broke her neck, Brunson begins to simmer

In sickness and in health? After revealing his biggest fear was having to spend the rest of his life taking care of her, if she fell down the stairs and broke her neck, Brunson begins to simmer

The actress, who made history as the first Black woman to be nominated three times in the comedy category last year, goes on to portray a single lady that gets involved in a heated argument with a father (Mikey Day) and daughter (Chloe Fineman.)

Day initially expressed to his kid that he’s upset that Brunson ‘almost caused an accident just to sit there in bumper to bumper traffic.’

‘You cut me off. You drive crazy,’ he yells to Brunson, who is in the car to the left of him.

She refuses to apologize and explains that she used her blinker.

‘That’s a lie. You lie. Shame on you,’ he fires back, before she tells him to ‘eat’ her butt.

He then grumbles: ‘You, you are a sad woman. You, sad woman.’

After minutes of fighting and insulting each other, they both reveal they are single.

‘Respect, respect. Hey, this might be crazy. But are you hungry?’ she asks.

After he agrees to eat with her, she thens him he could ‘eat this butt.’

Fineman then steps in to tell Brunson to ‘suck’ it as cars honked all around them.

Road rage: The actress, who made history as the first Black woman to be nominated three times in the comedy category last year, goes on to portray a single lady that gets involved in a heated argument with a father (Mikey Day) and daughter (Chloe Fineman)

Road rage: The actress, who made history as the first Black woman to be nominated three times in the comedy category last year, goes on to portray a single lady that gets involved in a heated argument with a father (Mikey Day) and daughter (Chloe Fineman)

Angry: Day initially expressed to his kid that he's upset that Brunson 'almost caused an accident just to sit there in bumper to bumper traffic'

Angry: Day initially expressed to his kid that he’s upset that Brunson ‘almost caused an accident just to sit there in bumper to bumper traffic’

'You cut me off. You drive crazy,' he yells to Brunson, who is in the car to the left of him

‘You cut me off. You drive crazy,’ he yells to Brunson, who is in the car to the left of him

The writer, who rose to fame for her self-produced Instagram series Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date, went on to portray a OB-GYN, who forgot that she had already met a midwife, named Barry (Nwodim), at barbecue before a Macklemore concert. 

While she prepares to deliver a baby, Barry expresses shock she doesn’t remember him.

‘Do you really not remember me?’ he asks, to which she says, ‘So we met in 2012 one time? I can’t deal with this.’ 

He then tells her while she was being defensive, he managed to deliver her patient’s baby. 

A flashforward to three years later shows them brought together by another patient, but this time, he pretends not to remember her. 

Nearly two decades later, they reunite for a third time, but he apologies for pretending not to recognize Brunson. 

‘I’m sorry, Barry. I felt so bad that I didn’t remember you, it made me feel embarrassed,’ she told him. 

He then says he was ‘being an emotional jerk.’ 

Delivery drama: The writer, who rose to fame for her self-produced Instagram series Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date, went on to portray a OB-GYN, who forgot that she had already met a midwife, named Barry (Nwodim), at barbecue before a Macklemore concert

Delivery drama: The writer, who rose to fame for her self-produced Instagram series Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date, went on to portray a OB-GYN, who forgot that she had already met a midwife, named Barry (Nwodim), at barbecue before a Macklemore concert

Hurt feelings: While she prepares to deliver a baby, Barry expresses shock she doesn't remember him

Hurt feelings: While she prepares to deliver a baby, Barry expresses shock she doesn’t remember him

'Do you really not remember me?' he asks, to which she says, 'So we met in 2012 one time? I can't deal with this'

‘Do you really not remember me?’ he asks, to which she says, ‘So we met in 2012 one time? I can’t deal with this’

Memorable: During the show, Lil Yachty served as the musical guest, first performing the BLACK seminole

Memorable: During the show, Lil Yachty served as the musical guest, first performing the BLACK seminole

Impressive setlist: Then, he performed his track, drive ME crazy!, with Diana Gordon

Impressive setlist: Then, he performed his track, drive ME crazy!, with Diana Gordon

In one of her final sketches, Brunson takes a stab at portraying a creepy male employee, who sexually harasses Fineman. 

At one point, Brunson thanks Fineman for bringing her ‘big buttered yams’ [referring to her breasts] to his granddaughter’s food drive.

Before leaving the room, her character points at Fineman’s breasts, and says: ‘I would do anything for you guys. I would even adopt those gorgeous twins and raise them in a hotel like Zack and Cody.’

Uncomfortable: In one of her final sketches, Brunson takes a stab at portraying a creepy male employee, who sexually harasses Fineman

Uncomfortable: In one of her final sketches, Brunson takes a stab at portraying a creepy male employee, who sexually harasses Fineman

HR crisis: At one point, Brunson thanks Fineman for bringing her 'big buttered yams' [referring to her breasts] to his granddaughter's food drive

HR crisis: At one point, Brunson thanks Fineman for bringing her ‘big buttered yams’ [referring to her breasts] to his granddaughter’s food drive

Before leaving the room, her character points at Fineman's breasts, and says: 'I would do anything for you guys. I would even adopt those gorgeous twins and raise them in a hotel like Zack and Cody'

Before leaving the room, her character points at Fineman’s breasts, and says: ‘I would do anything for you guys. I would even adopt those gorgeous twins and raise them in a hotel like Zack and Cody’

The segment concludes with her working at a Jamaikan restaurant as three white customers come in and order bland food with no sauces, despite insisting they order like 'New Yorkers'

The segment concludes with her working at a Jamaikan restaurant as three white customers come in and order bland food with no sauces, despite insisting they order like ‘New Yorkers’

'I made them so plain a** chicken and they loved it,' she mused, before telling a cameraman that she read the mean comments under their videos and pitied them

‘I made them so plain a** chicken and they loved it,’ she mused, before telling a cameraman that she read the mean comments under their videos and pitied them

The segment concludes with her working at a Jamaikan restaurant as three white customers come in and order bland food with no sauces, despite insisting they order like ‘New Yorkers.’ 

‘I made them so plain a** chicken and they loved it,’ she mused, before telling a cameraman that she read the mean comments under their videos and pitied them. 

She concluded the episode by giving her thanks to Lil Yachty, her fans, family and the cast of her hit series Abbott Elementary before taking a bow on the SNL stage. 

During the show, Lil Yachty served as the musical guest, first performing the BLACK seminole, then then his track, drive ME crazy!, with Diana Gordon.

Grateful: She concluded the episode by giving her thanks to Lil Yachty, her fans, family and the cast of her hit series Abbott Elementary before taking a bow on the SNL stage

Grateful: She concluded the episode by giving her thanks to Lil Yachty, her fans, family and the cast of her hit series Abbott Elementary before taking a bow on the SNL stage

That's a wrap! The crowd applauded for Brunson as she said farewell and listed off numerous names to thank

That’s a wrap! The crowd applauded for Brunson as she said farewell and listed off numerous names to thank



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