"Saturday Night Live" hit the jackpot with host Sterling K. (for Kathleen, but not really) Brown. Sure, there were a couple of weak sketches, but the good ones were very good.
The March 10 show went hard on pop culture references, starting with a political cold open set to Arie's "unedited" "The Bachelor" finale breakup. Later in the show, "Black Panther" star Sterling K. Brown starred in a "deleted scene" from the movie; he also played Common in an Oscars edition of "Family Feud"; and, of course, he was part of the "This Is Us" political spoof, "This Is U.S."
But fans jumped into the debate themselves after the Family Dinner sketch.
"You're wrong. You're wrong and you're a stupid person. [...] I can't believe I have to defend a movie with three hit sequels and a 4-D Universal Studios ride. But let's all bend over backwards for 'Coco'!"
The best part is when Sterling throws water in Beck Bennett's face -- twice. ("Keep his name out of your mouth, you dumb sonofab*tch!")Fans appreciated the "Shrek" shoutout -- like that viral meme come to life -- although others defended "Coco":
sterling k brown is the entire internet right now angrily yelling about shrek being the best #snl— jesus died for our cynthias (@fakedannydevito) March 11, 2018
Okay so that #SNL skit about Shrek was the most relatable thing I have ever seen and I laughed so hard I almost cried.— Missa Lyssa (@Al_marie95) March 11, 2018