Josh Brolin has already hosted Saturday Night Live twice—once in 2008, and another time in 2012. He knows what that experience is like, and fans who tuned in on either occasion surely have some memory of it as well.
However, Josh Brolin has not hosted Saturday Night Live while giant, purple, or evil, making a new project from comedy writer (and Esquire staffer) Dom Nero wholly unique, completely bonkers, and undeniably readable. Nero wrote an entire 26-page SNL script envisioning Thanos, the epic antagonist of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, hosting, complete with special guests Alec Baldwin (as Donald Trump), Robert Downey Jr., and musical guest Hoobastank. The tone, voice, and piece are on-point, and it’s pretty impossible to read the script and not picture exactly what the episode would play out as. Quite frankly, he did the damn thing.
From a cold open with Thanos (dressed as Andrew Jackson) visiting Donald Trump (as played by Alec Baldwin, of course) to a dynamic opening monologue, as Bill Hader’s timeless Weekend Update character Stefon would say: This script has absolutely everything.
The movie references are there. The SNL references are there:
There’s even art!
In one dramatic scene, a Weekend Update that started out like any other ended up in… utter tragedy, as Michael Che disintegrated into dust.
At 26 pages, this faux-SNL script can be your dinner reading tonight, and get you even more excited to see Brolin bring his charismatic/villainous gravitas back to the screen this week as Avengers: Endgame finally makes its debut.