Steve Martin, Martin Short Spoof ‘Father of the Bride’

Right here they go once more — once more! Steve Martin and Martin Brief added one other venture to their lengthy checklist of collaborations once they introduced again their iconic Father of the Bride characters on Saturday Evening Reside.

“That is our dwelling: 24 Maple Drive. We purchased it when Annie was in grammar faculty. She even acquired married right here. So many reminiscences,” Martin, 77, stated through the Saturday, December 10, episode, through which he reprised his position as George Banks from the 1991 flick.

Martin’s George then discovered that eldest daughter Annie (performed by Heidi Gardner) was getting married for the eighth time. “Annie, what makes you suppose I can afford an eighth Nancy Meyers-style wedding ceremony? I’m financially drained,” the Cheaper By the Dozen star quipped.

The Texas native initially performed patriarch George Banks in 1991’s Father of the Bride and 1995’s Father of the Bride Half II, each directed by Nancy Meyers, reverse Diane Keaton (Nina Banks), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Annie Banks), Kieran Culkin (Matty Banks), George Newbern (Bryan MacKenzie) and Brief (Franck Eggelhoffer), now 72. The Banks household had enlisted the outlandish Franck to plan Annie’s nuptials to Bryan (and child bathe within the sequel).

Brief’s Franck returned in Saturday’s episode “doing an accent that I feel continues to be OK,” per an SNL voiceover. Franck helped George and Nina (performed by Chloe Fineman) give their 52-year-old daughter the marriage of her desires but once more. Franck even steered that Annie may use some “plumping,” “tugging” and slightly process “down there” (often known as vaginal rejuvenation) — which was TMI for one member of the family.


Diane Keaton, Steve Martin, Martin Brief, and Kimberly Williams in ‘Father Of The Bride.’
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“Eww! Can we not speak about my sister’s privates proper now?” the Succession star, 40, quipped within the sketch, shortly after strolling into the room, reprising his childhood position of Nina and George’s son. “I really feel like I would blow chunks!”

Culkin added: “My sister in a marriage costume? Gross to the max! Oh, by the way in which, no cake for me [because] I’ve a colonoscopy tomorrow.”

Because the group cooed over the bride-to-be, they discovered Franck had another shock up his sleeve — Selena Gomez as the marriage singer! The group — together with the 30-year-old Disney Channel alum — all closed out the skit by singing Franck’s “Each Celebration Wants a Pooper” ditty.

The legendary comedians — who have been joined by musical visitor Brandi Carlile on Saturday — have their very own historical past with the NBC sketch present earlier than their joint look. Martin has hosted SNL 15 instances all through his profession and has appeared in a number of visitor spots. In the meantime, Brief was a forged member through the present’s tenth season. The Canada native has additionally hosted SNL 3 times prior to now.

Through the years, Martin and Brief have collaborated on quite a few events throughout a number of platforms. The duo first labored collectively on the 1986 movie Three Amigos! and The Prince of Egypt. Martin even had visitor roles on three episodes of Brief’s NBC selection collection Maya & Marty. In 2018, the pair scored their very own Netflix particular titled An Night You Will Overlook for the Remainder of Your Life, which earned them 4 Emmy nominations. Martin and Brief at present star on Hulu’s Solely Murders within the Constructing with Gomez and can resume their You Gained’t Imagine What They Look Like At this time! tour in 2023.

Earlier than their joint look on SNL, the Pink Panther star hinted at plans to retire from the business. “When this tv present is completed, I’m not going to hunt others. I’m not going to hunt different films. I don’t wish to do cameos. That is, weirdly, it,” the actor informed The Hollywood Reporter in August.

Martin famous that he was trying ahead to specializing in his reside present with Brief, including, “There could also be a pure finish to that — anyone will get sick, anyone simply wears out — however I wouldn’t do it with out Marty.”

Steve Martin and Martin Short Reboot 'Father of the Bride' on 'Saturday Night Live' – With Kieran Culkin!
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The Innerspace star, for his half, mirrored on his longtime good friend’s legacy and profession. “I feel Steve discovered the enjoyment of collaboration,” Brief stated on the time. “All via his stand-up life, he was by himself. Now, when he has success, he can have a good time with somebody. And when one thing bombs, he can actually snort about it — versus simply being alone with it.”

One month later, Martin clarified the feedback about his future in Hollywood. “It’s slightly overstated,” he informed E! Information throughout a joint interview with Brief. “They requested me, ‘Do you consider retirement?’ I stated, ‘Nicely that is it. I’m doing a tv present, I’ve acquired a e-book popping out and I’m touring with [Short]. That type of is my retirement — that’s what it’s going to appear like.’”

Brief added: “I can’t think about him ever retiring. I hope not, as a result of then you already know what occurs to me.”

Steve Martin and Martin Short Reboot 'Father of the Bride' on 'Saturday Night Live' – With Kieran Culkin!
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Martin and Brief went one step additional than retirement, turning their SNL monologue right into a pair of eulogies within the occasion of their eventual deaths. Brief even proclaimed that he didn’t even know who he’d work with after his longtime buddy handed earlier than the Spring Breakers actress volunteered for the gig.

Saturday Evening Reside airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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