The emergence of a new public character in the political realm is a precious moment for fans of “Saturday Night Live,” one that often begins in the guessing game that a cast member (or recently popular guest star) will play someone by the end of the week. Who will make the best Brett Kavanaugh? Robert Muller, the ideal? Anthony Fauci, the ideal?
So last week at a hearing in Michigan House, after Rudy Giuliani helped familiarize the crowd Melissa Caron, Dominion Voting Systems Firm confidence In its unverified allegations of voter fraud A Wayne County judge has already described it As “simply unreliable,” “SNL” viewers got to work.
In particular, “SNL” believers He can only make comparisons Between Karon’s distinctive rhythm and the speech patterns of the girl who wishes she had not started a conversation with her at a party, Recurring character Played by Cecily Strong.
Sure enough, Strong took center stage in the opening graphic this weekend, as Caron played in a parody of the Michigan hearing.
Kate Mackinnon also appeared in the drawing as a loudly bloated Giuliani, telling lawmakers that he and President Trump plan to continue challenging the election results: “first in Michigan, then in Georgia, then Pennsachusetts and then North Dakanada,” she said.
MacKinnon added that it would introduce “dozens of extremely intelligent, barely intoxicated individuals, all of whom are eyewitnesses.”
The show started with Strong, like Caron, who categorically told the House of Representatives: “Sorry, maybe he tried to lose the position first. Just like you lost all of Trump’s ballot papers.”
More witnesses testified, including Heidi Gardner as the woman who said she ate the ballot papers; Beck Bennett Like Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow; Alex Moffat as the victim of an alien kidnapping; And Chloe Fineman, playing the character Nicole Kidman from HBO’s “The Undoing.”
But time and again, proceedings were halted by Strong, who continued to put forth conspiracy theories (“I voted for Trump, but Biden won? Hmmm. Maybe a bit random”) and confused Dominion with Domino’s Pizza. (“Well, for starters, they tricked me into taking out the bread with cheese,” she said, adding, “Either way, my vote took more than 30 minutes, so it’s supposed to be free.”)
Before the hearing concluded (and the diagram), MacKinnon Giuliani pledged: “I would say the defense is in place, but we will never rest. Not until these elections are canceled. Or I get a full pardon and $ 10 million in cash.”
Eminem simulation of the week
It took a while for the introduction to this video clip: Santa Claus (played by Jason Bateman, the evening’s host) and his side (Bennett, Feynman, and Kyle Mooney) read letters from the kids before they ran into an annoying request from a particularly dedicated Santa fan. This fan is Stu (Pete Davidson), who sings his Christmas wish in his honor Eminem “Stan”:
I will never be greedy, needy, or demanding too much of you.
Just want one thing and hope you get that magic touch.
Because getting this gift is the only thing that keeps me alive.
Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a PS5.
The drawing also features MacKinnon as Dido, Eminem’s collaborator on the original song; Bowen Yang as Elton John, who got famous Sang a duet “Stan” With Eminem at the 2001 Grammy; And he continued until the end to get one last surprise.
Jokes update the weekend of the week
At the weekend update office, announcers Colin Ghost and Michael Che sparked President Trump’s failed efforts to reverse his election loss and distribute coronavirus vaccines.
Pete Davidson’s routine of the week
Speaking from the Weekend Update office, Davidson, a famous citizen of Staten Island, zap A recent protest at Mac’s Public House, A bar there whose owner declared the pub a “self-governing region” in a revolt against the restrictions of the epidemic. “People outside the bar were shouting for freedom, mocking the cops, and chanting that they should arrest the governor,” Davidson said. “But it’s Staten Island, so I suppose it was just a typical last call.”
Davidson added that one of the protesters “compared his inability to drink indoors to being a Jew during the Holocaust, which must have been embarrassing for people there who had suddenly had to pretend they believed in the Holocaust.”
Davidson also wondered why so many Twitter users were denouncing it A charity table reads “It’s a Wonderful Life.” In which he will read the role of James Stewart to George Bailey. “It’s an old movie about a man who tends to commit suicide,” Davidson said. “I was known to be depressed and have someone’s complexion in a black and white movie.”
The silver liner of the week
Country musician Morgan Wallen was previously scheduled to appear on “SNL” in October, however This reservation has been lost After multiple videos posted on social media showed he is celebrating the University of Alabama football victory in ways that violate the program’s coronavirus protocols. Two months later, Wallen returned to lead the show and also appeared in this drawing, mocking his short-sighted actions.
Wallen played his role, swinging at an Alabama bar, where his future (Batman) appeared in a puff of smoke and advised him that his actions would cost him his “SNL” place. (“Trust me, someone is going to post a video of you ignoring Covid protocols,” Batman told Wallan. “The whole internet will freak out.”) Bateman, in turn, received a warning from another future character (Yang), who urged him to reconsider the “system The experimental complexion you’ll try – it might make you so very Hot. “