The SNL 'Peter Pan Live!' Parody Was Everything We Wanted And More
Aidy Bryant, wonderful, hilarious creature that she is, made the world a little more #blessed tonight on Saturday Night Live thanks to her glorious decision to bring back the one and only Tonkerbell for a parody of NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!' special/professional train wreck/GIF treasure trove. The fact that we got to see the return of Tinkerbell's badass, full o' swag sister Tonkerbell on SNL is almost enough of a reason to forgive Marnie Michaels for her performance. ALMOST. Still though, this skit was pitch-perfect in every possible way.
Tonk was joined by Cecily Strong as Peter Pan, who couldn't stop remarking on her 'shapely boy legs' and feminine features (lol), and host James Franco, who slayed as an absolutely hilarious Christopher Walken playing Hook (like, SLAYED). Tonkerbell was quick to point out that “With that make-up, you look like a geisha,” when Franco-Hook sauntered into the scene, and later on called him out for his horrendous singing skills (“Even though you’ve only got one hand, you should still be able to carry a tune!"), making sure to add her signature burn: You just got Tonk'd!
Hold on a second. Is that the sound of J.M. Barrie rolling over in his grave for the second time this week? Oops.
Maybe next year NBC can do "Tonk: The Tonkerbell Musical!" instead? Something tells me it would fare a liiiiiitle bit better. Check out the rest of the SNL cast Peter Pan-ified below!
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