Saturday Night Live Extra: Please Don't Destroy Faces the Future

If you had a chance to check out our thoughts on this weekend's Saturday Night Live with Billie Eilish serving as both host and musical guest (waiting for you right here), then you know how near-perfect we thought things went. But "near-perfect" isn't "perfect" because it felt like there was one thing missing… again. That's right, we went without a Please Don't Destroy (Ben Marshall, John Higgins, Martin Herlihy) video for another week, but that doesn't mean there wasn't one ready to go. That's right, the trio is back the SNL "Cut for Time" sketch, "Future Selves."

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As you can tell from the title, our trio's future selves go back in time to offer a dire warning about the future but end up being nothing more than cautionary tales for a future that's already not looking to bright:

After this weekend, SNL wraps up its 2021 on December 18th with Ghostbusters: Afterlife star Paul Rudd and musical guest Charli XCX helping the cast (hopefully) end the year on a strong note. So with that in mind, here's a look back at when both Rudd and Charlie XCX previously took the stages of NBC's Studio 8H. In the first video, Rudd reflects back on his previous three SNL hosting gigs during a "Best Man" speech in his May 2019 opening monologue (which saw DJ Khaled as the musical guest). Following that, a look back at the promo for the December 13, 2014, episode that saw Charli XCX serving as musical guest with Martin Freeman (Sherlock) hosting and SNL cast member Kenan Thompson joining them for the clip :

Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang, along with returning feature players Andrew Dismukes & Punkie Johnson, and new feature players Aristotle Athari (Future Man, All Rise), James Austin Johnson (Silicon Valley) & Sarah Sherman (The Eric Andre Show) make up this season's cast.

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With NBC's long-running sketch/variety series Saturday Night Live inching closer to the 50th season mark, it does so as the winner of the 2021 Emmy Award for Variety Sketch Series- its fifth straight win in that category (with the series very close to the triple-digits tally when it comes to the number of Emmys won).

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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