Saturday Night Live - Season 47, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

Owen Wilson will kick off the 47th season of "Saturday Night Live" when he serves as host for the first time. Wilson recently wrapped the first season of "Loki" on Disney+ and next stars in Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch".


Critic reviews for Episode 1

As much as I appreciate the introduction of new talent, most of last night's show was extremely familiar stuff.

October 6, 2021 | Full Review…

It's impossible to know where "SNL" will be going this season - Kim Kardashian-West has a completely different vibe from Owen Wilson and is hosting next week - but as far as season premieres go, this episode was a good sign for things to come.

October 4, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It was out of left field, and yet also sort of in the ether of conversation. It was loose and physical and odd, and Sherman and Dismukes went for it. Here's to a weird season. Here's to energy.

October 4, 2021 | Full Review…

I agree with Owen, Sarah and Andrew have a fun and strange chemistry.

October 4, 2021 | Full Review…

Saturday Night Live's 47th season kicked off with all the comfy, pleasant vibes promised by the show's choice of its initial host.

October 4, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

This was a solid debut episode (if lackluster overall).

October 4, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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