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Saturday Night Live "Ronda Rousey/Selena Gomez" Review - AVClub

AVClub: Hosts from the sports world haven’t covered themselves in the same kind of glory they’re used to on the diamond/rink/court/field/ring/ pool/slopes when appearing on Saturday Night Live. And while Ronda Rousey adds octagon to the dubious roster, she didn’t embarrass herself in her hosting gig, not that she was given a lot of opportunities to fail. Wisely—and usually for sporty types—the show protected her a good deal, featuring Rousey in two filmed pieces and limiting her live participation mostly to quick snatches of dialogue. Sure, she was staring down the cue cards pretty hard in the Bachelor-style sketch, but she took some of the gas out of the issue in her monologue, a funny bit where Beck Bennett and Taran Killam called the monologue like a fight and she made a joke about possible brain damage from her defeat at the feet of Holly Holm. (She also gave props to Holm, which was classy.) On the scale of athlete hosts from The Rock to Nancy Kerrigan, I’d put her at right about a Fran Tarkenton.

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