How charming was Keke Palmer‘s pregnancy reveal last night during her Saturday Night Live monologue? Charming enough to erase the memory of any of the more somber colds that open in memory James Austin Johnson‘s Mitch McConnell Accent went in and out as he wondered how to solve a problem like Kenan Thompson‘s Herschel Walker. Let’s follow joy instead. The first thing someone will notice about Palmer is the light that seems to radiate from her entire being. The cut of her ill-fitting jacket revealed a surprisingly roomy chest, and one couldn’t help but admire a belly that seemed full from Thanksgiving snack.
She started her monologue with a great story about Laurence Fishburne yelling at her for being silly on set Akeelah and the Bee and her mother’s objection. “I don’t care if you were there The Matrix, I’m going to punch Morpheus in the ass!” (Think of all the mugshots we might be spared if more parents of child actors were just as protective of their babies.) But then Palmer got to the point. In a reveal as memorable as BeyonceAs she unbuttoned her blazer at the end of “Love on Top” at the MTV VMAs, she addressed all the rumors online about her being pregnant. “I want to set the record straight…that’s me!” she said, whipping up that terribly drab blazer. She luxuriated in her beautiful truth, her gold navel piercing glittering in the light, wiggling her hips and stroking the future.
Tabloids take a creepy pleasure in publishing paparazzi photos of pregnant celebrities. The gossip surrounding the captions always describes the mom-to-be as “flaunting” or “showing off” her belly, as if leaving the house during pregnancy was an act of peacock hunting. But darling, Palmer flaunted and showed off that abs last night and was delighted at her physical glory. After dodging the rumors for a long time — “Shh, can you all stop, I’ve got a liquor sponsorship on the line!” as she joked in the monologue — she was ready to unleash that pot belly.
In one of the best sketches of the night, she sat in stirrups under a paper gown while her gyno tried to make sense of it Bowen Yang and Sarah Sherman jumping around on the ultrasound. SNLThe top two crazies smoked cigarettes in their wombs, pogoted on Palmer’s lost IUDs, and ordered fish fillet sandwiches from McDonald’s. That’s the kind of nonsense worth staying up late for at my age.
Palmer’s charisma is legendary at this point, and that, along with the great news of the night, was all that kept the show alive. There was an endless skit from Arby, a call for Drake’s Tingz that didn’t land, a soap opera with no bite. I loved the ode to big boys now that it’s cuff season. With a soft verse from a musical guest SZApalmers, Cecile Strong, I Nwodimand Punky Johnson serenaded all the male whales out there. “The wind chill is biting but his jacket is open, he’s bringing my groceries in one trip!” Palmer knocked. Tis the season not for a jacked Guardians of the Galaxy Chris Pratt, but Andy Dwyer scope. “If we travel, he’ll put me in first class,” purred Strong. “Because it doesn’t fit in the back.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/12/keke-palmer-pregnant-snl-recap Keke Palmer’s baby is already a star on SNL