A group of veterans of past SNL hosts slowed down Mulani before handing him the coveted royal blue jacket with a large number 5 embroidered on the right chest.
The sketch began with a meeting of Martin, Rada and Bergen in a private library, all dressed in jackets. When Mulani enters the room, Bergen ironically says, “Let me be the first to say, ‘Who are you?’ To which Mulani replied, “If you have a niece or son who is bad at sports, he may know who I am.”
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Faye pointed to Mulani’s stay as a writer in “SNL” along with another famous alumnus, Bill Hayder. “You wrote this character with Bill Hayder and 800 other things that are terribly old,” she scolded.
The group noted that Rad joined the elite list last December when production of the episode fell sharply due to an amicron surge that forced Rada to hand over his monologue to the empty 8H studio. “I’m just happy you’re here in my episode,” Mulani joked.
Then Bergen became serious. “We have some business to discuss: the club has become so big that to get into it, someone has to retire,” said former Murphy Brown star.
Martin, a comedy legend who now plays the star of Hulu’s “Only Murders in a Building”, replied: “It’s a pity no one has a retirement age here.” Mulani remarked, “You’re 76.”
O’Brien, who finished his 28-year-old run late last June, burst into the room, albeit without a blue jacket.
“I’m just here to sign up for Peacock,” he said, referring to NBC’s streaming platform. “Surprisingly, they make you do it in person.”
O’Brien waved his next line, winked at the audience and became characteristically lively. After Faye playfully shouted “shut up,” he complained, “I’ve been running my own TV show for decades.”
Mulani asked, “What are you doing now?” Depressed, O’Brien replied, “I have a podcast.”
But O’Brien brightened up and triumphantly declared, “Live from New York …” The other five-time star reminded O’Brien that the “SNL” episode was already open, but “Late Night” and “Conan” the host pressed. “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night,” he shouted.
The sketch ended with a shot from above as the harvest group shook hands and greeted.
Tina Faye, Steve Martin Welcome to John Mulani’s Five-Time SNL Club
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