To give Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri one last awards push, Golden Globe-winning actor Sam Rockwell hosted the first Saturday Night Live of 2018. And boy, did he have a lot of fun. In true character-actor form, he did a weird monologue, a weird Stanley Tucci fan thing, and a weird commercial parody. (Weird in a good way.)
But it was at the beginning of the night that his show was the most exciting. After his high-octane monologue, Rockwell appeared in a sketch as Mr. Science, an old PBS Kids edutainment host from the '90s who was really bad at handling kids. (Think the Bill Nye version of Ben Stiller in Heavyweights.) Cecily Strong and Mikey Day were tasked with playing his junior scientists, two nervous students who were having a hard time remembering... basically everything? As Mr. Science quizzed the kids, their inexperience began to frustrate him.