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Thank Keke Palmer for Kenan Thomspon and Kel Mitchell’s ‘SNL’ Reunion

Kenan Thompson revealed how his reunion with Kel Mitchell, his costar from Nickelodeon's Kenan & Kel, on Saturday Night Live occurred.
Still from the Dec. 3, 2022 episode of Saturday Night Live, which was hosted by Keke Palmer and featured a reunion of Kenan & Kel costars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell

Still from the Dec. 3, 2022 episode of Saturday Night Live, which was hosted by Keke Palmer and featured a reunion of Kenan & Kel costars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell

Courtesy of Extra

Kenan Thompson is hosting the People’s Choice Awards for the second time tonight (Tuesday, December 6)!

Extra’s Melvin Robert spoke with Thompson, who was reunited with his Kenan & Kel co-star Kel Mitchell on the blue carpet!

Over the weekend, Thompson and Mitchell reunited for an SNL skit with guest host Keke Palmer.

Thompson called the skit “incredible,” adding, “Shoutout to Keke Palmer. She had a brilliant idea. She told me, like, ‘I got an idea, Kenan & Kelly. That’s all she said. I was like, ‘I know exactly what you mean.’ Then, we wrote it … shout-out to the brilliant writers who put that thing together. It went crazy good at the table Wednesday and I called Kel that night to see if he was available because he be working. He was around so he hopped on a plane and we got it done on Friday.”

Mitchell “loved” getting that call from Thompson, saying, “Every time he calls, I’m there. It was hilarious, man. Shoutout to Keke, she did an amazing job. The set looked amazing. It looked like the Kenan & Kel set.”

Thompson is returning to Saturday Night Live without his friend Pete Davidson. He said, “I miss all my friends. It’s the inevitably of time, I guess. People got to go on their trajectories.”

As for people’s fascination with Davidson's dating life, Thompson commented, “He’s a good dude … I think that’s the most endearing to people along with everything else I guess.”

When asked how he felt to be hosting again, Thompson said, “It means the world … to be asked to do it a second time, it’s an honor … such a blessing, I’m so excited.”

Thompson was looking forward to seeing the fans and partying with Lizzo tonight, calling her a “big giant ball of fun.”

The 2022 People’s Choice Awards airs on NBC and E! Tuesday, December 6, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.