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Fans Went Crazy Over the 'Kenan & Kel' Reunion on Saturday Night Live'
On the recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell revived their legendary Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel.
Legendary Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel got the ultimate reboot on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live. But it isn't how you think – the beloved '90s comedy series was revived as Kenan & Kelly with longtime SNL comedian Kenan Thompson and special guest host Keke Palmer. During the Kenan & Kelly skit, Kel Mitchell from the original Nickelodeon show was humorously killed off after Kelly (Palmer) reveals that she's "gunning for an Emmy," providing dramatic antics to the skit.
\u201cawwwww here it goes!\u201d— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@Saturday Night Live - SNL) 1670130560
"The show is not good, but Jordan Peele called us. He wants to do a sequel to 'Nope,'" Thompson says towards the end of Kenan & Kelly, referencing Palmer's recent hit film.
After the episode, Mitchell thanked Thompson and Palmer for including him in the skit.
"That was awesome! Such a fun blessed night! Thank you @nbcsnl for letting me come rock with you all!" Mitchell captioned his post. "Amazing cast and crew! Epic night with my bro @kenanthompson and Yo!! @keke you did such an amazing job as host!! You rock Sis!!! Super talented!"
Palmer later responded in an Instagram Story.
"Highlight of my life," she wrote about Kenan & Kelly. "You guys have been so influential, in so many ways and especially in comedy. So much of it what I think is good or funny or want to BE is because of you BOTH! Kenan and Kel being from Illinois only made it more real for me as fellow Illinois-er haha. And the fact that Kel's birthday is just a day before makes me feel like it was just meant to be. But seriously. So grateful to be apart of this reunion."
Also appearing on SNL with a newly-pregnant Palmer was musical guest SZA, whose long-awaited sophomore album S.O.S. releases on Friday, November 9. During the episode, SZA performed new singles "Shirt" and "Blind."
Check out reactions to Kenan and Kel's reunion below.
\u201cWe got a Kenan & Kel reunion skit and Keke pregnancy announcement in the same episode. This might be the best show all year. #SNL\u201d— IAMNJERA (@IAMNJERA) 1670130558
\u201cThis is the best SNL episode in years. The Keke Palmer reveal, the SZA release date reveal, the Natasha Lyonne cameo, the Kenan & Kel reunion. Everything was perfect.\u201d— Alex Gonzalez (@Alex Gonzalez) 1670133070
\u201cLet it be known that it took @KekePalmer to host for SNL to finally do a Kenan & Kel spoof. And it was funny. Kenan Thompson has been on SNL since 2003.\u201d— Dee Phunk (@Dee Phunk) 1670135361
\u201cThe Kenan & Kel skit that just happened on SNL was such a joyous TV moment. Kenan & Kel was such a hilarious part of my childhood. I\u2019m talking belly laughs! It was wonderful to see them on screen together again + to see Keke or \u201cKelly\u201d share in their chemistry, too. \ud83e\udd79\u201d— Nneka M. Okona \ud83c\uddf3\ud83c\uddec (@Nneka M. Okona \ud83c\uddf3\ud83c\uddec) 1670130768
\u201cKenan & Kel reunited on #SNL. That skit was a nostalgia-filled moment for 90s kids.\u201d— Ashley Carter (@Ashley Carter) 1670131448
\u201cI know this piece made a lot of millennials very happy. I\u2019m always amazed at the SNL film until who put together a perfect replica of the \u201cKenan and Kel\u201d set and the opening titles in one day. \nhttps://t.co/gmpoUTnPoh\u201d— Bryan Tucker (@Bryan Tucker) 1670207851
\u201cIt\u2019s always the right time for a Kenan & Kel marathon, grabbing my orange soda right now \ud83d\ude0b\n\n\u201d— Strong Black Lead (@Strong Black Lead) 1670184542
\u201cI finally got a Kenan and Kel SNL sketch and it had Keke Palmer. This episode deserves an Emmy idk \ud83d\ude2d\u201d— Ashley K. (@Ashley K.) 1670130649
\u201cThe return of Kenan's dreads, Keke clowning, and Kel getting to remind everyone of his comedic chops, almost twenty years after him and Kenan both auditioned for a spot on SNL. This was a well-executed, hilarious, full-circle moment for millennials.\u201d— Comorienne \ud83c\uddf0\ud83c\uddf2 (@Comorienne \ud83c\uddf0\ud83c\uddf2) 1670136180