The thirst was actual final night time
When Bridgerton followers discovered the Duke himself was internet hosting Saturday Night Live, they — rightfully — freaked. Since the seemingly in a single day success of Regé-Jean Page, he’s amassed an enormous following of followers, just about all of which have been watching final night time as a result of, holy crap, Twitter was thirsty as hell. And it began with Page’s monologue.
Page opened up SNL explaining to viewers (and, finally, feminine SNL forged members) that he’s nothing like his character, Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, on Bridgerton — between chopping to the digital camera to fog up the lenses together with his signature seductive, smoldering seems to be. Cast members Aidy Bryant, adopted by Ego Nwodim, then interrupted the monologue to announce they’d be Page’s SNL liaison, “a personal escort for all your personal needs. Anything you need – alcohol, a massage.”
“You can both relax,” Page informed them. “I am nothing like my character the duke.”
“I’m actually quite shy,” he continued, staring into the digital camera. “It’s hard for me to talk about myself because, well, mostly I just want to listen.”
He then took a sip from his snifter, which bought actually each particular person current and watching reaching for that enormous glass of water.
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“OK, this is dangerous,” Nwodim stated, as Page crooned The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody.”
Nwodim and Bryant then revealed what each Bridgerton viewer has both memorized or safely documented on their Notes app: the time stamps. (IYKYK.)
“I’m flattered you liked the show. Did you have a favorite part?” he requested them.
“Hmm, I don’t know, Episode 5, 52 minutes in?” Nwodim answered.
“Yeah, Episode 6, 5 minutes in?” Bryant adopted.
“12 minutes in!” Nwodim rapidly added.
“43 minutes in!” “Bryant then defined.
“And then, and then, and then!” Nwodim joked.
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And, in fact, what’s an episode hosted by a Bridgerton star with no Bridgerton skit? In “Bridgerton Intimacy Coordinator,” Chloe Fineman dons the spot-on Daphne costume she wore within the monologue and Kate McKinnon performs the position of the director.
McKinnon reveals within the skit that their normal intimacy coordinator “had a COVID exposure,” so SNL forged member Mikey Day is seen strolling in because the alternative, and Pete Davidson performs his nephew and assistant. But, uh, they’re removed from specialists. You simply have to observe the humorous sketch for your self.
Now, I personally thought “Drivers License” was the very best skit of the night time — and it had nothing to do with Bridgerton and every thing to do with Olivia Rodrigo’s hit gradual music, “Driver’s License.”
In the skit, a bunch of men hang around enjoying pool at a bar. Page heads over to the jukebox to placed on his favourite music in the intervening time, “Driver’s License.”
“Sounds like some teen girl singing in her room with a piano,” Mikey Day’s character scoffs, to which Page responds, “That’s the beauty of it. You got a problem?”
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From there, the lads slowly reveal their true emotions in regards to the music, the real-life drama behind the music, and the way the music is “like she ripped a page out of my diary,” Beck Bennett says. “I mean notebook. I mean plain brown leather. I can’t read or write.”
And then, the sing-along hits.
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There’s one thing a few group of males precisely dissecting, deeply discussing, and passionately singing alongside to That Bridge that made me snicker via literal tears. Their dialogue of the Goliath-level hit, the ultra-viral music was so correct, so relatable, and scary on-the-nose. The skit was actually perfection.
Watch the complete episode on the NBC app.