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Adam Sandler/Shawn Mendes 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | Episode aired 4 May 2019
Adam Sandler's return to SNL after 25 years with musical guest Shawn Mendes.

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Michael Che (head writer), James Anderson | 30 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Beck Bennett ... Various
Aidy Bryant ... Various
Michael Che ... Weekend Update Anchor
Pete Davidson ... Various
Mikey Day ... Various
Leslie Jones ... Various
Colin Jost ... Weekend Update Anchor
Kate McKinnon ... Various
Alex Moffat ... Various
Kyle Mooney ... Various
Cecily Strong ... Various
Kenan Thompson ... Various
Melissa Villaseñor ... Various
Heidi Gardner ... Various
Ego Nwodim ... Various
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Adam Sandler's return to SNL after 25 years with musical guest Shawn Mendes.

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Comedy | Music

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TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

This is the 1st time Adam Sandler has ever hosted SNL after being fired in 1995 - holding the record for longest gap between appearing as a member of the cast then returning as host: 23 years, 11 months, 22 days. Dan Aykroyd previously held the record - 7 days shorter than Sandler. See more »

Connections

References Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Can't Have You
Written by Shawn Mendes, Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Dmitry Fedorov and Nate Mercereau
Performed by Shawn Mendes
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Funniest episode in at least 2 years
6 May 2019 | by zkotpenSee all my reviews

I used to be an SNL regular viewer, but got tired of being clobbered over the head with sexism and racism, and thus became much more selective in the episodes I watch.

Along comes Adam Sandler to provide one of those rare episodes in which the humor is actually based on... funny material acted out in funny ways.

I could see Ché and Strong aching to lead the cast back into the racism and sexism... a bit of a bummer, as Ché is actually funny. I was delighted to see the rest of the cast take their cues from Sandler, bringing their best efforts to create comedy by being funny.

The present episode reminds us that Adam Sandler loves a good sandwich. Looks like the schedule has placed him in an Emma sandwich. I didn't waste my time watching the first Emma episode (18), and it's unlikely (though possible, if my sources advise me otherwise) that I will watch the next one (20). I'll probably just toss both slices of industrial Emma bread, and stick with the more substantial Adam in the middle ;-)

In summary, this rare and unique episode 19 worked: It had me roaring with laughter from start to finish, with zero distraction.


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