Kim Kardashian-West is many things — an advocate (and potential future lawyer), an influencer, a businesswoman and now she has gone back to her reality star roots after the ending of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” making her highly-anticipated debut on “Saturday Night Live.”
She didn’t disappoint fans after hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 7, 2021. With special appearances by family members Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian, as well as an ode to sister Kourtney Kardashian on the skit, “The People’s Kourt,” Kardashian-West’s performance was anything but boring.
Fans were surprised at the unexpected comedic side of the celebrity as she kicked off her opening monologue with jokes about her scandalous sex tape and addressed the rumors that her own mother had leaked it. She then went on to utter some surprising jokes about the O.J. Simpson case that her father, Robert Kardashian, famously defended in the 1994 murder trial — which she often states tore her family apart.
Not everyone was a fan of Kardashian-West’s jokes, though; Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister, Tanya Brown, stated that the “SNL” script was both insensitive and done in poor taste.
Kardashian-West continued to make fans’ jaws drop with references to her family’s failed political endeavors, her divorce from Kanye West and her sisters having similar-looking bodies and faces to hers.
“I’m excited to be here tonight to show you guys that I’m so much more than a pretty face…and good hair, and great makeup, and amazing boobs and a perfect butt. Basically, I’m just so much more than that reference photo my sisters showed their plastic surgeons,” she said.
Kim’s monologue was definitely a lot for fans to unpack but many loved seeing this new, more personable side of her, and just as we thought things couldn’t get any wilder — her sketches took it one step further.
In the “Jasmine and Aladdin” sketch, we watch as Kardashian-West and Pete Davidson assume the roles of the famous Disney characters and the struggles of their relationship. Viewers went crazy as the two shared a kiss toward the end of the sketch, which boosted the show’s ratings through the roof.
Another popular sketch was “The People’s Kourt,” where Kardashian-West hosted a television court show as her sister Kourtney and settled cases between other family members Khloe, Kanye, Kris and Kim, who was played by another actress sporting her Met Gala outfit. There are also guest appearances from Travis Barker (played by Mikey Day), Machine Gun Kelly (played by Pete Davidson) and Megan Fox (played by Chloe Fineman).
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