Alright, here we have it, our first episode of Saturday Night Live since SNL 40 turned the world on its head, and the Dakota Johnson (at her first time hosting) continues to appear all over the place to plug 50 Shades of Grey as the guy who played the film’s title character continues to grow his beard and show up almost nowhere. Johnson, who up until this movie was probably best known for the title role on the short-lived FOX sitcom, Ben & Kate and for having famous parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffin. So, after the hugeness that was SNL 40, the writers and cast had to get back to work with Johnson in the driver’s seat. How did she do? Well, kinda sorta alright, maybe, I can’t even…
Cold Open: Guiliani
Hey! Did you know that Birdman took home the Oscar last weekend? Also, did you know that former NYC Mayor and Presidential candidate Rudy Guiliani said some inflammatory remarks about President Obama? What would happen of those two things met on a the same plane of a FOX News talk show to document said mayor’s dive into the cable news echo chamber? Well, you now have your answer.
The monologue is the chance for the host to introduce themselves to the SNL audience. Up until this point, all we knew about Dakota
Fanning Johnson is that she’s in the movie 50 Shades of Grey and her parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffin. After the monologue, we learned, well, not much more than that. But turns out her parents were in the audience to cheer for their kid. They just don’t wish to see her naked.