The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders

Saturday Night Live has been so hit-and-miss for the last few decades years that it’s easy to forget to watch, but I remembered that Edward Norton was hosting this weekend, so I made sure to watch. (I’ve found something to like in each episode this season, including the overpraised Tina Fey and overly despised Miley Cyrus and Bruce Willis installments.)

The best thing about this week’s episode was also by far the best thing about this entire season so far: the dead-on pastiche of director Wes Anderson’s  highly mannered filmmaking style, called The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders. Watch:

Everything about this was perfect, from Norton’s wonderful Owen Wilson impression to Kate McKinnon’s Tilda Swinton to the sets and Alec Baldwin as the turtleneck-wearing Narrator. If you’ve never seen a Wes Anderson film before, well, you’ve just seen one. It’s a shame this isn’t a real movie…

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