In the SNL season finale, the marvelous Kate McKinnon, as Kellyanne Conway, is the first to join Alec Baldwin’s crooning of “Hallelujah,” followed by Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), with a Russian flag on his lapel, the Trump boys (Mikey Day and Alex Moffat), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant), Melania (Cecily Strong), and Ivanka (in a special Scarlett Johansson cameo).
When Sarah Huckabee Sanders shows up unexpectedly on the White House press podium, the Saturday Night Live press corps feels a sudden twinge of hope. But Sean Spicer (Melissa McCarthy) is lurking in the bushes outside, and swiftly barges in, wielding a fire extinguisher to reassert control.
In this SNL sketch’s highlight, the Morning Joe duo field a phone call from “John Miller,” a fake identity formerly used by Donald Trump to place gossip items about his own sexual prowess and other fake news, voiced by the great Alec Baldwin.
This Trump impersonator isn’t Alec Baldwin but comic Anthony Atamanuik — and he has a lot to say about Mexico, fake news, and the president’s self-serving scheme to cut the corporate tax rate by more than half.
In the Saturday Night Live cold open, Trump (Baldwin) complains about the dictator of North Korea. “He’s a war monger, he’s quick to anger, he’s a huge narcissist, he’s got a stupid little haircut, why would they let a man like that run an entire country?” Then he gets down to real business, the simmering feud between the spectral, demonic Bannon (Mikey Day) and Jared Kushner, played with aplomb by guest host Jimmy Fallon in a blazer and flak jacket.
“Jared, you’re such an inspiration,” the president gushes. “You showed everybody that if you were born rich and marry my daughter, you can do whatever you want.”
In this week’s SNL cold open, Donald Trump shows up in Kentucky’s Boone County for a surprise visit to reassure his white working class supporters, feeling good: “What a difference 59 Tomahawk missiles can make!”
An aggressive species from the planet Zorblat Nine, armed with invisible ships and advanced weapons, has already taken over most of the country — and as Trump (Alec Baldwin) addresses a ragtag remnant of American soldiers, his shortcomings swiftly become all too obvious. Informed by an Army officer that the aliens have vaporized the state of California already, he brightens: “Does that mean I won the popular vote?”
The February 12 edition marked Alec Baldwin’s record-breaking 17th appearance as SNL guest host. The actor showed up for the monologue as himself, although his Emmy-worthy portrayal of Trump does grace a later sketch, as the president attempts to defend his travel ban on The People’s Court (with a cameo by Beck Bennett as his “character witness” Putin).
It is frankly hard to get enough of Melissa McCarthy’s “Spicy,” the press secretary who performs a manic review of week three’s unfolding troubles, from the travel ban imposed on seven Muslim majority countries to Nordstrom’s rejection of the Ivanka fashion line.
Melissa McCarthy’s dim, pugnacious, emotionally unstable screen persona engages the Spicer mode perfectly from the moment “he” steps to the podium to inform the stunned White House press corps that the briefing would begin with “an apology — from you to me” — which of course he doesn’t accept.
Following his promises of “golden opportunities,” Alec Baldwin quickly moved on to reprise Trump’s press conference tantrums over Obamacare and CNN, as well as his ludicrous scheme to hand control of his business affairs over to his sons, “Beavis and Butthead.”
In the latest SNL cold open, Trump blows off a vital security briefing as he compulsively retweets admiring comments.
Sunday night’s Emmy Awards broadcast had glitz, gowns, glamour… and censorship. Alec Baldwin had planned to make a joke about News Corp.’s recent phone-hacking scandal during the awards show’s opening sketch. FOX, which is owned by News Corp., removed the joke from the previously recorded skit. A network spokeswoman said the decision was made because […]