The biggest shock to come from this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live
” is that Chance The Rapper
can apparently exist without his signature hat. He might even thrive without it, which is a fascinating reality to accept. The point is, with or without the hat, Chance The Rapper
hosts the best episode of this season so far, the first one to maintain a consistently good quality from top to bottom as well as successfully use the host to their strengths. In fact, Chance The Rapper
showed signs in this episode of being the next Justin Timberlake
for “Saturday Night Live
” in terms of his versatility, gameness, and general sense of humor as a host.
The second biggest shock is that, despite the opening monologue, the “Family Feud
” sketch, and some Weekend Update, this year’s Thanksgiving episode is not tied down to the concept of being a Thanksgiving episode.