SNL Host Sandra Oh’s Favorite Moments | Season 44 Episode 16

[Starts with Sandra Oh speaking in a room]

Sandra Oh: Hi, I’m Sandra Oh and I’ll be hosting SNL this week. These are my top five SNL moments. Bronx Beat. Because Amy and Maya are just so brilliant, so brilliant playing with each other. [Cut to ‘Sweater-weather’ video clip from Bronx Beat] [Cut to Sandra Oh]

The next one is my man Andy Samberg’s Dick In The Box. Justin’s also in it. [Cut to video clip from Dick In The Box] [Cut to Sandra Oh]

The third one is Mary Katherine Gallagher’s Superstar. [Cut to video clip from Superstar][Cut to Sandra Oh] I think that was like my interior life as an eight year old girl. Eight to maybe fourteen. [Cut to video clip from Superstar] [Cut to Sandra Oh]

And then, I’d say my fellow Canadian’s Wayne’s World. Mike Myers. I actually felt somehow represented on SNL because there was someone from Ontario doing very Ontarian things. [Cut to video clip from Wayne’s World] [Cut to Sandra Oh]

My last favorite SNL moment, it was actually a moment that made me cry. And that’s strangely when SNL can really– you think it’s going to be so hilarious and funny, and then it can cut you. And that was Kate McKinnon’s performance as Hillary singing Hallelujah. [Cut to video clip from Kate McKinnon singing Hallelujah] [Cut to Sandra Oh] That week so many things died. And Kate’s performance, her layered complex performance, I felt reached out to so many of us. And certainly reached out to me as one of my favorite moments. Thank you Kate.

[Cut to video clip from Kate McKinnon]

Kate McKinnon: I’m not giving up, and neither should you. And live from New York, it’s Saturday Night.

[Cut to Sandra Oh]

Sandra Oh: Thank you all for watching. Tune in on Saturday because I’m hosting Saturday Night Live.

Sandra Oh Monologue | Season 44 Episode 16

[Starts with Saturday Night Live intro]

Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, Sandra Oh!

[Cheers and applause] [Band is playing music. Sandra Oh walks in the door and then to the stage.]

Sandra Oh: Thank you, thank you. Thank you very much! It is so great to be here hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’. I’m Sandra Oh. [Cheers and applause] And if you didn’t know, ‘Oh’ in Korean mean ‘huh’. [Laughter] It’s unreal to be here. I just want to say hi to all of my friends and family, except my parents, they don’t watch the show. Because they’re older and this show comes on at the same time as going to sleep. So, I’ve been having a good year. Or, so people tell me. You see, it’s hard for me to accept compliments because I’m Canadian. [Laughter] And in Canada, you cannot brag. They don’t like you all being briggedly braggedy. So the Canadian response to a complement is, “Sorry”. And you know, I’m also Asian. [Cheers and applause] Okay. A little bit of applause. Interesting. And being Asian means I’m a master at deflecting praise. But I would like to share that it’s actually my one-year anniversary of becoming an American Citizen. [Cheers and applause] Okay, okay. And I get a lot more applause there. Interesting. I love Americans. You are direct and confident. And now that I’m an Asian-Canadian-American, I’m trying to learn a thing or two about, you know, tooting my own horn.

[Leslie Jones joins the stage]

Leslie Jones: Hey, Sandra.

Sandra Oh: Leslie! [Cheers and applause]

Leslie Jones: It’s been so great having you here. You’re awesome!

Sandra Oh: Sorry.

Leslie Jones: Look, Canadians do really well in America. I mean, look at Drake. In Canada, he was in a wheelchair. [Laughter] So you have to learn how to accept the compliment. So let’s practice like, “I love your outfits”.

Sandra Oh: Go to hell. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m just not as good at bragging.

Leslie Jones: It’s not about the brag, baby. It’s about the sway. You just have to be confident. I’ll show you. I’m Leslie Jones. [Cheers and applause]

Sandra Oh: And?

Leslie Jones: That’s the Brag. I’m Leslie Jones. Now you try.

Sandra Oh: Okay, okay. I’m Leslie Jones. [Laughter]

Leslie Jones: No, no. It’s about you, Sandra. About you.

Sandra Oh: Oh, okay, okay. I’m Sandra Oh, and I cry more than any person you’ve ever met.

Leslie Jones: No, no, no. Come on, baby. You can do it.

Sandra Oh: Oh, okay. You know, I got it. Okay. I’m Sandra Oh, and I’m hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’. [Cheers and applause]

Leslie Jones: Yeah.

Sandra Oh: We’ve got a great show for you tonight. Tame Impala is here! Stick around. We will be right back.

Leslie Jones: Yeah! That’s how you brag!