Saturday Night Live: Kim Kardashian West Offers SNL "Much Respect"

With host Kim Kardashian West and musical guest Halsey set to take the stage of Studio 8H for this weekend's edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live, West took some time on social media to throw some love and appreciation for the hard work the SNL team goes through every week for a new show. "And that's a wrap! 5:30 am- 3:16 am," West wrote at the end of a very long day of rehearsals. "I'm so impressed the SNL cast & crew do this weekly!!! Much respect [NBC's "Saturday Night Live"]." The post is pretty ironic considering she joked with Halsey and SNL's Cecily Strong during this week's on-stage mini-promo about how she wasn't sweating her upcoming hosting gig. Now here's a look at a screencap from West's Instagram Stories:

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Saturday Night Live / Kim Kardashian West (Image: Screencap)

Also in this week's promo, Halsey, West, and Strong revealed what happens when you get too close to West backstage to pitch your "girl group" idea:

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. After this weekend, SNL will have two new episodes before we're assuming a break/repeat episode (sorry, but only a Trump/Biden election gets six episodes in a row). Next up, we have Rami Malek on October 16 with musical guest Young Thug; then SNL alum Jason Sudeikis with Brandi Carlile on October 23. When it comes to the hosting responsibilities, SNL will be kicking off its season with four first-time hosts.

With NBC's long-running sketch/variety series ready to return next month for its new season, 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). With a look back at SNL's past and an eye on the half-century mark closer than you think, here's a look at the official announcement of the series return:

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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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