Happy Harloween: See the best moments from Jack Harlow’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ appearance
Jack Harlow was in the house to celebrate the return of “Saturday Night Live” to its Sept. 21 start. In a year filled with big-name guest stars (Benedict Cumberbatch, Donald Glover, J.K. Simmons, Amy Adams), this was a night when the stars came out to have a good time, and Harlow was the star. He hosted the show, answered the questions on “Ask The Audience,” performed a song with the band, and showed off his talents as an MC — from rousing speeches to a game he invented in which a guest comedian acts out a series of faux commercials.
Harlow, who was a regular performer on “Saturday Night Live” between 1975 and 1994, was no stranger to big-name guests. But it was his appearance this year that was a highlight of the season, with guests that ranged from SNL regular Kristen Wiig to fellow hosts Paul F. Tompkins and Cecily Strong.
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Here are the 11 best moments from Harlow’s appearance, in chronological order.
1. Kristen Wiig and Paul F. Tompkins
Harlow was a perfect foil for Wiig, who debuted her first “Saturday Night Live” appearance on the Aug. 25 episode of the show. But as the series went into its sixth season, Wiig struggled to get the laughs she needed. She was particularly effective on this year’s penultimate outing, the Jan. 19 episode (titled “SNL After Hours”). Wiig came out to a chorus of boos and cheers, and she was only one of at least three guests who had a good time, including “Saturday Night Live” legend Lorne Michaels, who also appeared on the show.
2. Faux-commercials with Cecily Strong
Strong hosted last year’s “SNL After Hours,” so it was only fitting that she showed up and did her best impression of a faux-commercial. She first played “Big Bird” and “I Get So Happy When I Smile.” But in “My Carpet Is Clean” she showed off her ability to imitate a car commercial by playing a phone conversation with a