It didn’t take a Jedi mind trick to make anyone realize that once it was announced that Adam Driver would be hosting ‘Saturday Night Live‘, a ‘Star Wars‘ sketch was soon to follow.
What may be surprising is just how great the bit would be.
Perhaps that’s coming from someone that has grown up with ‘Saturday Night Live’ and seen the overall quality of the show dip a bit from year to year.
Sure, ‘SNL‘ still has the ability to spit out some real gems, such as Peyton Manning’s United Way short, Justin Timberlake’s “Homelessville” and Larry David playing Bernie Sanders.
In the most recently aired episode of ‘SNL’, Driver and the cast crushed it with a parody of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens and hit TV show ‘Undercover Boss‘.
Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base opened with Driver as Kylo Ren, the “Commander of the First Order”, who is going undercover as Matt, a radar technician.
Driver makes his entrance sporting a blond wig and looking like Napoleon Dynamite’s twin brother.
What follows is a brilliant parody, smoothly merging together the highest grossing movie of all-time and one of the more clever reality shows on TV today.
Driver and the cast deliver a few great quips, most notably “So I can go have my muffin”, “I’m 90% sure
Matt is Kylo Ren”, and “that guy looks like he weighs 30 pounds soaking wet under that little black dress”.
If you’ve seen the most recent installment of ‘Star Wars’ – and if you haven’t, you may be living under a rock – the bit will make some sense. If you’ve seen both the movie and ‘Undercover Boss’, then you will truly appreciate the sketch for what it is.
The bit is not gut-bustingly funny by any means, but it’s incredibly smart, clever and comical, with plenty of memorable moments.
But enough chit-chat, here’s the sketch, courtesy of SNL’s YouTube channel.
It’s the type of parody that you laugh more the second time around, which is always a good sign.
Bravo, Saturday Night Live… the force was truly with you on this one.