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SNL: Why Did Rudy Giuliani Show Up At 'Four Seasons' Landscaping?

We can always depend on Rudy Giuliani, the Count Chocula of right-wing paranoia, to provide comic relief at moments of great political tension. Or at least we could until now, when the booze-addled former New York City mayor may finally be going to the sanatorium he deserves.

But we will never forget Kate McKinnon's impressions of Rudy, even if we must give up the habit someday soon. In this episode of Weekend Update she plays off the skilled straight man Colin Jost with all her mad brilliance. Don't miss the naughty allusion to Borat 2.


#EndorseThis: 'Surprise Badass' Drills Trump On SNL Town Hall

In the new season's funniest cold open so far, Saturday Night Live spoofs the "dueling town halls" that replaced the second Donald Trump – Joe Biden debate. As you may recall, the lineup was George Stephanopoulos (Mikey Day) hosting Biden (Jim Carrey) on ABC versus Savannah Guthrie (Kate McKinnon) hosting Trump (Alec Baldwin) on the NBC networks, with voter questions, too. The sketch shifts back and forth, like a bemused viewer changing channels.

While Stephanopoulos admits he's "going for a boring college lecture vibe," NBC's "surprise badass" Guthrie opens with a blunt warning to Trump: "We have lots of voters waiting to ask questions, but I'd like to start by tearing you a new one." And she does, repeatedly, just like in real life.

Events swiftly proceed downhill, until toward the end Kamala Harris (Maya Rudolph) shows up to try to restore order. And yes, Biden dons a cardigan, just like Mister Rogers.

It's hilarious. So if you missed it, don't.




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WATCH: SNL Opener Features Baldwin, Carrey, And Rudolph In Presidential 'Debate'

Saturday Night Live's new season began last night, and the show's first "cold open" of fall 2020 harks back to that night so long ago -- at the beginning of the week -- when we watched the worst presidential debate in American history.

It begins with moderator Chris Wallace (Beck Bennett) asking President Trump (Alec Baldwin, of course) whether he has taken a Covid-19 test. "Scout's honor," he replies, fingers crossed. Following his dramatic entrance, Democratic nominee Joe Biden (Jim Carrey!) is mercilessly heckled by Trump and struggles to contain his fury. Until he doesn't, and unleashes the tirade that was bursting inside him.

Sen. Kamala Harris (Maya Rudolph) materializes onstage to take over, letting us know that "America needs a WAP – woman as president." But after "Momala" heads offstage for a martini, Biden finally finds a way to shut Trump up. And then he brings the sketch fully up to date.


#EndorseThis: 'Kellywise' Is How We'll Always Remember Kellyanne

Kellyanne Conway is leaving the Trump White House to "spend more time with her family," as the saying goes. Tonight she will deliver a valedictory speech at the Republican National Convention – which is certain to feature her trademark toxic fog of "alternative facts" and partisan malevolence.

But everyone in the news business is sure to miss Kellyanne when she's gone. (Especially if she's replaced by a full-goose loony like Kimberly Guilfoyle.) Cable hosts found her overwhelming zeal for televised throwdowns, her backstabbing White House shenanigans, her capacity to spit loud, rapid-fire lies exhausting yet somehow compelling.

How did we really feel about Kellyanne? Nobody captured her dark magic like the great Kate McKinnon in this classic Saturday Night Live sketch, titled "Kellywise."

Creepy as hell, it will make you shudder – and cackle.