The two most recent episodes of the show presented us with three cut sketches. Will I be pleasantly amused or grateful that they didn't get past the dress rehearsal? Let's find out.
The first one is a surreal prerecorded short about the inner workings of a painting. Dave Chappelle's swan character isn't doing enough work, according to the two ducks. They try to get him to contribute, but he just wants to look majestic in the rays of the sun. It's funny, once you get past the odd setup for the short film. I think it was cut because the tone and style didn't really fit in with the rest of the episode. You can watch it here.
Next, we have a Thanksgiving sketch with Kristen Wiig. Excuse me, I mean 'Wisten Kriig." It mostly revolves around food-based puns with the lead character showing off the foods at her Thanksgiving dinner. It starts off a little slow, but quickly grows hilariously misanthropic with the addition of Kenan Thompson as her childlike adopted father, Bobby Moynihan as a ham (in the acting sense), and a stellar insult to Donald Trump about birth control. It's a slow burn, but trust me, it's a good sketch.
Finally, a dreamlike little prerecorded short starring Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Vanessa Bayer as the goddesses of creation. The ending is abrupt and the sound effects are off-putting, but it's pretty creative. We finally have an explanation for the existence of clams!
Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.