Emmy episode analysis: Adam Sandler (‘Saturday Night Live’) makes triumphant return to his roots

Emmy episode analysis: Adam Sandler (‘Saturday Night Live’) makes triumphant return to his roots
Well, it took a while, but Adam Sandler finally returned to his roots with a triumphant hosting job on “Saturday Night Live” 24 years after he left the show. The comedian rose to prominence as a performer on the sketch comedy series, earning Emmy nominations for writing in 1991, 1992 and 1993. His long-awaited hosting gig earned him a Best Comedy Guest Actor bid, one of two noms he received this year (he’s also competing for penning his standup special “Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh”).

Sandler opens the episode playfully kidding his termination from the series in 1995 with the original song “I Was Fired.” His former cast mate, Chris Rock, joined him onstage to sing about his own firing, as did current cast member Pete Davidson. Sketches included a Sandler family reunion (with fellow “SNL” alum Jimmy Fallon doing his best impersonation of the comic’s mumbly characters), a father-son erectile dysfunction commercial and the
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