The SNL character that an overwhelming number of fans can’t stand
On the December 14, 2019 edition of “Saturday Night Live,” actor Kyle Mooney appeared on the “Weekend Update” portion of that week’s show. However, it’s understandable that he wouldn’t recognize it since he went all out to dress up as Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, from the Disney+ hit “The Mandalorian” — pram and all. Not only was the makeup job bordering on nightmare fuel, the jokes he told were far from the best on the show, but he made four more appearances on the program. His last episode arrived on November 20, 2021, and a lot of people are crossing their fingers that it will be his last.
Reddit user Mcgruberstoothpick opened a thread about Mooney’s take on Grogu, calling him one of the worst “SNL” characters out there. Unsurprisingly, they’re not alone in this sentiment, as many have left comments agreeing with them. “I hate this character with a passion and Kyle Mooney’s ‘blaccent’ makes me cringe so much,” wrote Upper-Ad-8166, which opened up the discussion about what the joke behind the character actually is. Meanwhile, Batmobile-Wrangler just wants to see Baby Groot make an appearance to permanently shut down this version of Grogu. maxpowerphd even consider that it can be instantly ignored.
There’s no denying that “Saturday Night Live” had countless characters that didn’t land, as evidenced by the other folks in the Reddit thread who offered up examples of those mistakes. Still, it stands to reason that Kyle Mooney’s Grogu will go down as one of the most infamous.