Watch Steve Martin and Martin Short’s Opening Monologue ‘SNL’ – The Hollywood Reporter
Steve Martin and Martin Short brought their A-game together Saturday Night Live opening monologues, giving each other eulogy and surprising the audience with their appearance Only murders in the building co-star Selena Gomez.
Before going into each other’s eulogy, the comedians take a second to reminisce about their past SNL hosts gigs, with the December 10 episode being Martin’s 16th time hosting the show and Short’s third.
“You see, we’re like Harry and Meghan,” Short said, referring to Netflix’s new documentary series about the couple. “Nobody’s backing us, but you’ll tune in anyway.” Martin then went on to joke that working with Short was like watching the World Cup, he couldn’t make it.
When Short tells Martin that he enjoys working with him and wishes they could do it forever, Martin says Short can’t because he won’t live forever.
Martin told Short: “It’s sad that you won’t be able to hear the wonderful things I’m about to say at your memorial. “So I thought why wait? So what I did was I wrote the eulogy for you so you can listen to it right now. Short quipped that he did the same.
“I will always be haunted by Marty’s last words: Tesla Autopilot engaged,” Martin said in Short’s eulogy.
“I learned a lot from Steve,” said Short. “He taught me, for example, that you don’t have to limit the urinal to number one.”
During the opening monologue, the co-stars and touring partners joked around with each other.
“Finally, Marty has a wonderful, smart, beautiful and very practical girlfriend,” Martin said. “He always had sex as long as there was a battery in the house. He left us too soon, but sadly, not before he played Jack Frost in Santa Claus 3.”