Okay, I have a lot to cover, so let's get right to it. Firstly, the official Saturday Night Live YouTube channel has been consistently posting previously missing sketches and musical performances from this past season almost every day. If you want to catch up on the best bits from season forty-two before it ends, now's your chance.
Next, the musical guest for this week's episode has been revealed. Father John Misty will be performing at Studio 8H, while Octavia Spencer hosts the show. She will be hosting to promote her new film The Shack, coming out on Friday. Meanwhile, Father John Misty announced a new tour on February 28th. The first promo for Octavia Spencer's episode has been released, guest-starring former Weekend Update anchor and current Late Night host Seth Meyers in a cameo appearance. Next week, Scarlett Johansson will officially be inducted into the Five-Timer's Club when she hosts the show, featuring Lorde as the musical guest. She will presumably be hosting to promote the upcoming Ghost In The Shell live-action adaptation.
Next, do you remember that sketch from the last episode about a gym class and a flatulent student? It turns out that those noises were actually going on live. Before you make any jokes, let me explain. The YouTube channel posted a video of producer Steve Higgins creating the noises. It's actually really cool seeing him do that as the sketch is being performing. Live tv, everyone! I actually appreciate the sketch more now that I know more about the behind-the-scenes process.
Three new items were revealed on February 28th. Former cast member Jon Rudnitsky has been tapped as the lead in an NBC pilot called Relatively Happy. It's a family comedy about two opposite siblings who find themselves living together as adults. In similar and sadder news, Bobby Moynihan might be leaving SNL after this season. He has been cast in the pilot for a CBS comedy about a struggling inventor. The show will take place over three periods in his life, with Bobby portraying him in his middle years. If it does get picked up for a series, then he will leave the show.
I feel really conflicted about this. On one hand, I'm glad that Bobby is continuing to have a successful career. He's one of my favorite cast members. On the other hand, I would be really disappointed to see him leave the show. Then again, maybe if it does come to that, he would be hired to come back as a host. You never know.
The final news item isn't strictly based off of Saturday Night Live, but I'm considering it a literary spin-off. Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen will be co-writing a book about the 2016 presidential election, set to come out next November. The catch is that it's from the point of view of Alec's version of Trump. I'm looking forward to it, especially if the political climate has changed for the better. If not, then it'll be hard to get through.
Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.