‘SNL’: Matthew McConaughey-Hosted Episode Tackles Syrian Refugees, Adele and …

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‘SNL’: Matthew McConaughey-Hosted Episode Tackles Syrian Refugees, Adele and ‘Star Wars’.

Adele performed as the special musical guest, and John Boyega and Daisy Ridley participated in a series of spoofed test auditions with celebrities for ‘The Force Awakens.’ The Matthew McConaughey-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live continued the discussion of Syrian refugees, aired special Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoof auditions introduced by J.J. Since then, he’s left the romcoms behind, and post-McConaissance, he’s taken to more dramatic roles, like Rust Cohle in True Detective and himself in those philosophical Lincoln ads. The show’s cold open, a parody of Fox & Friends, featured SNL castmembers continuing the debate on Syrian refugees being allowed into the U.S., in light of the recent Paris attacks.

While he doesn’t have any big movies coming up this holiday season, he’ll next appear in Gus Van Sant’s drama The Sea of Trees, about a man who travels to Japan’s Suicide Forest, and the Civil War drama The Free State of Jones. The segment also featured guest “Ben Carson,” who was impersonated by castmember Jay Pharoah in the sleepy and calm manner that has been used to describe the Republican presidential candidate.

Taran Killam’s version is one of the best impressions in his arsenal, whether he’s dissecting True Detective with Woody Harrelson, riffing on McConaughey’s offbeat Oscar speech, or humming the Inspector Gadget theme song. Carson added to the refugee discussion with possible tactics that could be used to weed out terrorists, such as only allowing those to enter who “eat bacon and sing Christmas carols.” When Dr. And when Jim Carrey hosted last October, his take on those Lincoln ads (complete with eyes-closed driving) went on to become the most-viewed SNL sketch on YouTube.

Carson was introduced as a doctor, Bobby Moynihan added that Carson was “straight outta Compton,” only to be told that he confused the Republican candidate with Dr. SNL did show off dueling impressions just two weeks ago, when Darrell Hammond and Killam imitated Donald Trump, so they’re unlikely to do that again any time soon, but a surprise Carrey appearance is still a possibility.

McConaughey isn’t the only returning guest: Adele is saying “Hello” again to SNL, and she’s set to perform songs from her new album, 25, which dropped Friday. Adele first took to the stage at 30 Rock back in 2008, when Josh Brolin hosted and the real Sarah Palin stopped by to confront Lorne Michaels about Tina Fey’s “Caribou Barbie” impression. On the outside, I seem nice, but on the inside, I’ve never held elective office.” The sounds of SNL’s special performer, Adele, were featured in many of the night’s sketches, including a Thanksgiving video in which her song “Hello” brought the family together. It was one of SNL’s most-watched episodes ever, and the day after Adele gave her tender performance of “Chasing Pavements,” her debut album, 19, jumped to the very top of the iTunes charts.

McConaughey participated as a grandfather engaged in Thanksgiving discussion with his family when a debate concerning Syrian refugees suddenly sparked arguments across the table, but they suddenly softened as soon as Adele’s “Hello” was played in the room. Castmembers impersonated stars, such as Sofia Vergara (Cecily Strong), Chris Rock and John Mayer, who read for various roles including Chewbacca and Han Solo. McConaughey opened the show by assuring the audience it would go “OK, OK, OK.” After the actor stated he knew audiences were waiting for him to say his signature line — “all right, all right, all right” — he proceeded to tell the story of how he made the words famous in his first acting role, as David Wooderson in Dazed and Confused (1993). “Wooderson is about four things: cars weed, rock ‘n’ roll and chicks,” explained McConaughey while describing when he filmed his first scene, in which he reacted to a pretty girl who was walking up to him in his car. “I look up across the drive-through at this redhead intellectual.

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