Singers have sung songs about it. Playwrights have written plays about it. But Saturday Night Live is adept at slaining both.
In a spooked semi-musical segment, guest host Selena Gomez plays a woman who is seen by her intuition (Punkie Johnson). Appearing like the devil on her shoulder, Intuition takes Gomez from quiet a night in to lobbing her creeping boyfriends Xbox out of the window.
Because of his own Intuition, said boyfriend (Chris Redd) turns his foot through their coffee table. Intuition, he plays the trigger by musical guest Post Malone. Texts that Malone convince him are dick pictures from, well, LeBron James.
Gomez and Redd deliver all of their intrusive actions, from Instagram stalking to email hacking, and physical violence. Both of them are genuinely shocked by the irrational conclusions they reach even as television screens are being bashed in to the refrain of, He By That Bitch House. Malone is smartly cast to only sing his Dude Nudes rather than having to act. (We can all be both guest and musical hosts, Lizzo.)
Despite the seemingly overwhelming flaw of the segment, it is generally pretty forgiving to all parties involved. We can all escape by dark and spiraling thoughts, people can even do things and feel absolutely bleak after we do them.
In this way, it serves as an interesting companion piece to the cold open, which addressed the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case all week. By focusing on the outlandishness of the trial rather than the he said/she said of it all, its quite forgiving to Depp and Heard. After all, we can all do things and feel absolutely foolish.
Watch the video above and watch the footage for the second weekend of Season 47.