'Saturday Night Live': Tom Hanks brilliantly assists Elton John in a Brit-skewering outing


Elton John made his first appearance on "Saturday Night Live" in nearly 30 years, providing both hosting and musical guest duties for the April 2 episode. And, though he did a bang-up job, he wasn't half as good as surprise guest Tom Hanks, who showed up in the night's best skits.But before we get into that, can we acknowledge that something is amiss at 30 Rockefeller Plaza? There hasn't been a political cold open in episodes, and we're starting to wonder if the series is making a formal break from tradition. (Not that we don't love any opportunity to watch Kristen Wiig play the baby-handed singing sister on "The Lawrence Welk Show.")So after the curiously non-political opening sketch and a monologue John spent making jokes about gay fatherhood, we got our first dose of Hanks. Joining Carmelo Anthony and a returning Will Forte, Hanks played the equally clueless brother to Forte's absent-minded sportscasters. KY...



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