-It starts out with
a simple premise. -You’re buying sushi
at LaGuardia Airport? Have you lost your [bleep] mind? -And then it gets weird.
-Oh, Phantom of LaGuardia, why don’t you tell
this fine young man how he’ll feel after
he eats our sushi. -And more weird. -You can tell that
I enjoy security. -And more weird.
-We’re on a roll to our motel. Overnight. -The “Saturday Night Live”
sketch “Airport Sushi,” which aired on their March
1st show, was an instant hit. Fans praised the sketch’s
musical renditions, its creativity, and how it
seemingly came out of nowhere. But “Airport Sushi” isn’t
totally new for “SNL.” In fact, it’s this guy’s
calling card. This is John Mulaney. He hosted the show
on February 29th. -I am like Louis Farrakhan. I mean a lot to
a small group of people. -He’s a stand-up comedian
and writer who has a long history
with “SNL.” He wrote for the show
and contributed to many sketches
from 2008 to 2012. He helped create
the Activia sketch. -I get paid in yogurt, you know.
I love/need this yogurt. -The “Like a Boss” sketch
featuring Seth Rogen. -Hit on Deborah.
-Like a boss. -Get rejected.
-Like a boss. -Swallow sadness.
-Like a boss. -Send some faxes.
-Like a boss. -And the wildly popular
“Weekend Update” series. -Here are a few things that
I’m excited about right now. -Since then, he’s gone on
to do his own work. But he’s come back to “SNL”
to host from time to time. -Thank you very much. It is great to be here hosting
“Saturday Night Live.” -On his first
hosting appearance, Mulaney featured this sketch. -Alright, everyone.
The time has come. We’ve got an order here
for one lobster. -Like “Airport Sushi,” “Diner Lobster”
is a musical medley tackling a topic
that many people love to hate. -Did you just order
lobster in a diner? -Yeah.
Why? -According to show-runners,
it’s a sketch that Mulaney actually wrote back in 2010, along with now-“SNL”
head writer Colin Jost. When Mulaney was set to host
for the first time, back in 2018,
Jost and Mulaney agreed to finally do
the nearly decade-old sketch. -I’ll have the lobster.
-Excuse me? -And similar to “Airport Sushi,” “Diner Lobster”
was an instant hit. -“Lobster Diner” had crescendoed
in, like, the biggest applause
I’d ever experienced. -“SNL” did a spiritual sequel
the second time Mulaney came back to host,
in 2019, “Bodega Bathroom.” -Show this man to the bathroom.
-Make a wish. Hold your breath. -And “Airport Sushi”
made it a trilogy. -I am the sushi chef. That made that roll. -It was the third time in three
years that Mulaney gave “SNL” viewers a manic musical medley. And if fans have anything
to say about it, it might become a yearly “SNL”