This week, the NBC news agency came under fire for holding a city hall event with President Trump on Thursday night that competed with a similar program that the ABC had already planned with Joseph R.
But the controversial broadcasts generated some content for the entertainment side of NBC, where “Saturday Night Live” revealed the fights and made several satirical shots online for the role in this dispute.
This weekend’s “SNL,” hosted by Issa Rae and featuring musical guest Justin Bieber, began with a voiceover that promised to reissue the two town halls, calling the NBC event “a thirst for a trap for President Trump.”; Now, as the voice-over said, the events will be presented as most viewers initially watched them: “Flipping back and forth, trying to decide between the Hallmark film and the alien autopsy.”
The sketch opened on Mickey’s day as ABC moderator George Stefanopoulos, who explained that in his town hall “people who ask questions are half in favor of Biden and half in favor of Trump.”
He introduced Jim Carrey in his permanent role as Biden, who took the stage in a pair of aviator sunglasses and made familiar finger guns to the crowd. Day asked him if he was ready to get “softball questions from people who are already voting for you.”
Meanwhile, on the parody side on NBC, Kate McKinnon introduced herself as “surprisingly bad” Savannah Guthrie and said, “If you’re angry at NBC for what this town hall did, just let me get a few questions and I think you “thank me.”
She congratulated Alec Baldwin as President Trump, telling him, “We have a lot of voters waiting for questions, but I’d like to start by tearing up a new one from you.”
In consistent responses, Baldwin refused to distance himself from white supremacy (“I’ve always more or less condemned it,” he said), QAnon (“If anyone is against pedophiles, it’s me, a person who was close personal friends with one of the most famous pedophiles on earth – rest in power, Jeffrey “), the Aryan Brotherhood (” They are very family friendly, that’s all I know “) and the Ku Klux Klan (” Your car breaks down, you call Triple-K “) .
Asked about his recovery from the coronavirus, Baldwin said: “I had a low temperature. It was about 100. Celsius. But I did great. I never died, I never saw hell or the devil. He never showed me a list of my sins. I was just alive and strong all the time. “
Chloe Fineman was played by Polett Dale, who told President Trump that he “smiled wonderfully,” and Ego Nvodim was cast as Myra Jolie, who nodded enthusiastically during the president’s many responses.
This led Maya Rudolph to play Senator Kamala Harris, who said, “This is the last place I want to be, but someone has to ask, what the hell is going on with that woman there? Because I nod so much when the waiter asks if I’ll take the mimosa for breakfast. “
At the ABC debate, Kerry was shown wearing Mr. Rogers’ sweater, singing, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” for your audience.
Back in the NBC debate, McKinnon pretended to attack Baldwin with a chair in a WWE-style WrestleMania match.
Finally, the candidates offered their closing remarks. Kerry said that if he was elected, he would have only one scandal: “I will mistake Angela Merkel for my wife and tell her that she has a cockatoo,” he said.
Baldwin told the audience, “Just ask yourself, aren’t you better off than you were four years ago?”
In response, a cartoon map of the United States shouted, “No!”
Commercial parody for a week
“All these protests and civil unrest,” says a tired Everyone played by Beck Bennett. “It is clear that people are doing harm. But how can I help when I don’t even realize what some people are going through every day? I wish there was an easier way. “
Speaking out, Kenan Thompson tells him what he really is: a new supplement from 5-hour Energy Producers called 5-Hour Empathy, which offers “five full hours of full, deep understanding of years of systemic oppression and constant racism.”
“It’s great,” Bennett says, sounding less enthusiastic as he resists repeated efforts to get the voice to actually use the formula. (Come on, man, I’m not a racist, he protests at one point. “I’m voting for Biden, what else do you want?”) His wife, played by Heidi Gardner, offers her own excuses for avoiding the goods. “- she says,” “Because I’m a woman. So it’s the same”) before Bennett throws himself out the window.
Jokes of the week to update the weekend
Behind the weekend update stand, presenters Colin Yost and Michael Che continued to rhyme about President Trump’s recovery from the coronavirus and discussions at competing City Hall in which he and Biden participated.
Jost began by saying:
This week, President Trump conducted more coronavirus distributions across the country as part of his herd immunity tour. He started working in Florida and showed how healthy his brain is by saying that. [a video plays of Trump saying, “They say I’m immune. I feel so powerful.”] Yes, nothing says I’m giving up steroids like shouting “I feel so powerful” like Lazy from The Goonies. Then at a rally in Georgia, the congressman literally filled the surf, I think, on the second wave of Kovid. Still, Trump seems to think he could lose the election. Listen to this. [a video plays of Trump saying, “Maybe I’ll have to leave the country, I don’t know.”] Hey, don’t make promises you don’t intend to keep. Because, by the way, no other country would accept you, because you come from America, which has too many cases of Kovid. Although it would be nice if it all ended with Donald Trump becoming an illegal immigrant. And no matter what country Trump goes to, I just want to apologize because we don’t send the best or the brightest.
NBC held a City Hall event with President Trump because what can I say? We have a type. [an image appears showing Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer and President Trump] I’m starting to think you guys don’t like anything. For whom were these town halls even? Who is still on the fence for this election? Whether you vote for Trump or Biden, you have made your choice and are probably not happy about it. This choice is so bad that Kanye works and people love it, maybe? This would not happen if we had really good candidates. When Kennedy ran against Nixon, was no one like Little Richard?
Visit from the children of Trump Week
In the Weekend Update desktop segment, Mike Day and Alex Moffat performed for the first time this season as Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. Day, as Donald Trump Jr. told Jost, “I followed in the footsteps of the election campaign, super spreading my father’s message. And today Eric had his first business meeting with Zoom.” Moffat, as Eric Trump proudly stated, “silenced me.”
They were joined by Chloe Fineman, who played their half-sister Tiffany Trump. “The media got everything because I was walking without a mask in Miami with a bunch of randos on the boat,” she said. “But I mean, I’m a stepson named Tiffany. It’s kind of my job to disappear on South Beach. “