Saturday Night Live: Jonathan Majors & Simu Liu Pass SNL Hosting Baton

Okay, if we're being completely honest? We're not sure what to do with this. Usually, once a new episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live wraps (like this weekend's edition with Loki & Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors and musical guest Taylor Swift, which we offered our thoughts on here), we have Sunday and Monday off until the cycle begins anew. In this case, it would be an intro video for this weekend's host Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Kim's Convenience) and musical guest Saweetie. And then something happened that we haven't had to deal with before. Liu landed in NYC early and decided to check out SNL's Studio 8H early. We're not going to lie; that kind of initiative already has us feeling good about next weekend. And as you're about to see from the following screencaps, we also appreciate that he's handling the experience exactly how we would no matter how internationally famous we were. Like a total fanboy honored to be there, documenting every second of it:

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Saturday Night Live: Jonathan Majors & Simu Liu Pass SNL Hosting Baton
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And here's that all-important moment from last night that can best be described as the passing of the hosting torch between Majors and Liu (though SNL Producer Lindsay Shookus probably had it better with the "baton" analogy):

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"Shortly after this photo was taken, Simu was promptly tackled by security and ejected from the premises. He is currently in his hotel room eating nachos and rediscovering Taylor Swift," Liu joked in his Instagram post from earlier today along with the hashtag, "#WrongSaturday – here's a look:

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. With NBC's long-running sketch/variety series 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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