Another week, another 34,989 sexual assault and harassment stories in the news (that’s an official number). On Saturday night, Saturday Night Live tackled the highly icky report that Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a minor with the man whose seat he’s filling: Jeff Sessions.
This week’s cold open started with a sensible Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) counseling Judge Moore (Mikey Day) on the best course of action. His counsel: Stepping aside isn’t the worst thing in the world, if you look at it the right way.
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Maybe you see it. The resemblance. Kellyanne Conway. Pennywise from IT. Kellywise the Dancing Clown.
The writers at Saturday Night Live sure did.
Tonight’s offering in the ongoing cinematic saga of featured Alex Moffat’s Cooper (clad in a yellow raincoat, natch) finding a reason to peek down a storm drain — while everyone and their brother shouted at home, “DON’T GO NEAR THE STORM DRAIN, COOP!
Hiding inside was the disturbingly clownish Conway, played expertly as always by Kate McKinnon. Read more…
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Saturday Night Live has always taken great care to strike the right tone after tragedy, and this week’s episode managed to delicately address a terrible week on multiple levels, but with a single, thoughtful stroke.
Instead of a cold open mocking the Donald Trump administration — breaking what must have been some kind of record streak — the first face we saw was that of country singer Jason Aldean, about to make his first public performance since leaving the stage last Sunday as the shooting rampage in Las Vegas began last Sunday night.
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One Direction star-turned-solo singer and Mick Jagger lookalike Harry Styles introduced the world to a brand new song in his April 15 appearance on Saturday Night Live.
“Ever Since New York” is the second track we’ve heard so far off of Styles forthcoming solo debut. He also played the other one — “Sign of the Times” — released one week ago as the single.
The 10-song self-titled album will be out on May 12. Check out “Sign of the Times” below.
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“And then Kendall Jenner comes up to a police officer and gives him a Pepsi, everybody celebrates, and … no? Are you sure that’s tone-deaf?”
Yeah. We’re sure. We’re all very sure.
In a digital short at the top of Saturday Night Live, Beck Bennett plays the one person — the ONLY person — who was clearly not so sure that Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi commercial was going to be a total catastrophe.
Bennett (below) is ostensibly the director of the absurdly, jaw-droppingly off-target ad that came late last week. In the clip, he speaks with a series of people on his cell phone just minutes before it’s time to shoot. Read more…
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Alec Baldwin played two problematic, white American men on this week’s Saturday Night Live.
He first appeared as President Donald Trump in the show’s cold open and later pulled double duty, playing both Trump and Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly in a scathing sketch addressing the sexual harassment allegations against the O’Reilly Factor host.
Baldwin’s O’Reilly opened the segment by promising to address “the scandal everyone’s been talking about all week.”
“The scandal no one thought I’d have the guts to address head on,” he added, “about the shocking allegations of abuse of power that have been leveled against … the Obama administration.” Read more…
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Saturday Night Live‘s Beck Bennett sums up the joke of this Olive Garden sketch perfectly: “You guys have seen Olive Garden ads. The people act like they’ve never seen a restaurant, or eaten food before.”
Come for the vague racism and physical humor, stay for the awkward orgasm performances from Scarlett Johansson, Mikey Day, Leslie Jones, and Kenan Thompson. And in case you’re curious, here’s an actual Olive Garden ad from 1999.
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Sexy Amber. Bombshell. Mademoiselle. With perfumes like these, you can smell like anything you want.
And if you’re Ivanka Trump, you can smell “Complicit.”
Statuesque blonde host Scarlett Johansson was a dead ringer for statuesque blonde first daughter Trump in Saturday Night Live‘s spoof perfume ad, which featured Johansson walking through a gilded room with a gaggle of women admiring her — at first.
“A woman like her deserves a fragrance all her own,” the seductive voiceover says. “Because she’s beautiful. She’s powerful. She’s…’Complicit.'” Read more…
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In the immortal words of Mr. Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
So if you’re Octavia Spencer, you just might serve a very special kind of pie to Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions on Saturday Night Live.
Spencer made an unusual host cameo in tonight’s cold open. She showed up as her Oscar-winning character from The Help, Minny, all to deliver a hot slice of “chocolate” pie to Kate McKinnon’s Sessions in a hilarious Forrest Gump send-up.
For those who haven’t been following recent events, the attorney general is in a spot of bother right now over meetings he had with the Russian ambassador. Meetings Sessions apparently failed to disclose during his Senate confirmation hearing. Read more…
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If a meeting with representatives from historically black colleges wasn’t important enough for Kellyanne Conway to get off her damn phone and take her feet off the couch, an hour and a half of live television ain’t gonna do it either.
Conway has been a fixture on Saturday Night Live this season, with Kate McKinnon playing the president’s advisor in increasingly erratic fashion as the weeks go by.
But tonight, instead of a whole sketch dedicated to the photo that broke Twitter (this week, anyway), McKinnon popped up in character throughout the episode, sitting in the now iconic pose. Read more…
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