Catch Chance’s monologue and Eminem’s performance.
In a change of pace, Chance The Rapper returned to the Saturday Night Live stage for a third time, but this go-around his visit served the purpose of flexing his acting chops while Eminem stepped in as the evening’s musical guest Saturday night [November 18].
While anticipation built itself up in the days preceding Saturday night’s airing, thanks to a few promo clips featuring SNL cast member Leslie Jones where Eminem tried his hand at giving Chance a new name in addition to Chance revealing on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show that he had his hand in crafting at least five different sketches with a little help from Donald Glover, the latest iteration of Saturday Night Live did not disappoint.
In his monologue, Chano declared his intent to capitalize on a Thanksgiving hit the way Mariah Carey has laid claim to Christmas with her quintessential “All I Want For Christmas.”
“Mariah Carey is at that tree-lighting every year singing ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,’ and it’s not because she loves giant trees,” he remarked. “It’s because she loves having a third assistant whose only job is yelling at the second assistant.”
Playing on his strength, Chance soon broke out into song to make his point with a new jingle. “It’s Thanksgiving Time, the one day a year where you invite the folks, that you normally fear,” he sang. “It’s Thanksgiving Time, where you are forced to see every single bad apple on your whole family tree.”