by Shelt Garner
Given that The Tonight Show choked on Monday night when it came to addressing The Slap, I have every reason to believe that SNL will be similarly subdued on the subject.
And, yet, this is a great opportunity for some historic TV on the part of SNL. Here’s what I would do for the snow’s cold open:
We open with Lorne Michaels standing next to Chris Rock. The entire cast of SNL stands behind them. The two crack some jokes and Michaels gives Rock some words of advice and maybe a hug.
Then they all say “Live, From New York, It’s Saturday Night!”
The other option is the same open, but they give Rock a five minute set to address what happened.
I would be pretty amazed if anything like this happened, however.