14 Apr Emma Stone hosts ‘SNL’ and with Aidy Bryant and ‘Meghan McCain,’ it was an Arizona reunion
Here are some fast facts about Scottsdale-native actress Emma Stone. Wochit
It was an Arizona night on “Saturday Night Live” — and it was brutal.
And for one bright, shining moment, pretty funny.
Emma Stone, who grew up in Scottsdale, hosted for the fourth time (and limped through a particularly weak opening monologue backhandedly celebrating that).
Par for the course this season, sadly. But in a skit taking on “The View,” Aidy Bryant played Meghan McCain, and she simply destroyed her. It was ugly. And a welcome return to form.
Is Emma engaged?: The star is wearing a diamond on her ring finger
The meandering roundtable chatter eventually got to the border, and that’s when Bryant’s McCain weighed in:
“Can I just say something as the princess of Arizona? There is a crisis at the border and the border is right up in my Arizona, which was founded on sunburnt women selling turquoise jewelry, not rando Mexicans. And that’s not racist, because my makeup artist is gay.”
From there, things devolved into a fight between Bryant’s McCain and Kate McKinnon’s Joy Behar, which has become a staple of the show.
What’s interesting is that Stone, McCain and Bryant all attended Xavier College Prep in Phoenix. Bryant has played McCain before, and McCain gave her her blessing when Bryant appeared on “The View.”
Will she be so forgiving this time?
The good news is that those lines were funny in the best way “Saturday Night Live” skits are, or at least used to be. A little mean, yes, but mean with a purpose. It’s relevant in a way that the show struggles to be lately. (Basically reenacting the latest Donald Trump insanity doesn’t count.)
The bad news is that, at least through the first half of the show, not much else was funny at all.
Oh well. Can’t have everything.
Reach Goodykoontz at email@example.com. Facebook: facebook.com/GoodyOnFilm. Twitter: @goodyk.
Subscribe to azcentral.com today. What are you waiting for?