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Must-Watch SNL: Dr. Fauci Interprets Trump's Howlers

As a heroic scientist trying to save America from a raging pandemic (and a raging lunatic president), Dr. Anthony Fauci has every reason to hope he might be portrayed someday by Brad Pitt. But he didn't even have to wait for the movie version.

Saturday Night Live made Dr. Fauci's dream come true this weekend, with Pitt appearing solo in an uproariously funny sketch as he tries to explain away idiotic Trump gaffes.

Will we have a coronavirus vaccine "relatively soon," as Trump said? Well, yes – if "relatively" means relative to the geological timeline of planet Earth.

In a moving conclusion, Pitt breaks character to articulate what we all feel about Dr. Fauci and everyone on the front line.

Not to be missed. Just click.


Saturday Night Live Delivers ‘The Trial You Wish Had Happened’

Feeling frustrated by the Senate Republicans’ rigged impeachment trial? So are the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live, who vented creatively with a cold open sketch: “The Trial You Wish Had Happened,” which begins with a robed  Kenan Thompson seizing control as television’s Judge Mathis to ensure a proper trial.

“This court needs a real judge who got some big brass ones under his skirt,” intones Thompson as he ejects the supine Chief Justice John Roberts (Mikey Day) out of his seat. “Now where’s that sneaky little Mitch?” In comes Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett), so he can “remind the American people that all men are innocent after proven guilty.”

Alec Baldwin returns as Trump, with Kate McKinnon providing a hysterical star turn as “Lindsey Valerie Beauregard Matlock Graham!” This impeachment even ends the way it should.

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SNL Cold Open: Sondland Finally Meets Trump

Standing in front of a roaring helicopter, Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin, of course) again affirms his innocence. He even has big scrawled black-marker notes that show he asked Gordon Sondland for nothing except “two large pies, extra cheese.” After proclaiming that he doesn’t really know the European Union ambassador and million-dollar donor, he’s about to flee when Sondland (SNL alum Will Ferrell) saunters up.


“It’s so great to finally meet you for the first time,” says Trump, to whichSondland replies with a smirk, “Oh, oh, oh, right, right, right..Keep the quidpro quo on the low-low!” He demands that the media stop persecuting the president,because “everybody loves his ass,” especially Ukraine – and Russia. He can’tquite keep that quid pro quo on the downlow.

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In SNL Cold Open, Kate McKinnon Channels ‘Jacked Up’ Warren

This week’s SNL cold open features Elizabeth Warren, breakout primary star, with the madly talented Kate McKinnon practically channeling the Democrat’s persona. She’s almost too much, strutting and bouncing on an Iowa campaign stage, “jacked up and ready to pipe off. She calls herself a “badass” and sardonically sympathizes with poor Beto O’Rourke: “Tell me how my dust tastes.”

The SNL Warren not only has a plan for health care, but a sassy retort to her critics:

“When Bernie was talking Medicare For All, everybody was like, oh, cool. And then they turned to me and said, ‘Fix it mom.’ And I’ll do it because that’s what moms do. With Dad, you eat birthday cake for breakfast and then go to Six Flags. And then I hold your hand while you throw up in my purse.”

For McKinnon fans — and we are legion — here is joy.

Click and cackle, along with the Massachusetts senator.