In due course, "Saturday Night Live" will eventually find a prominent impersonator to play any member of the Trump administration. This weekend, "SNL" turned its wheel of fortune (aka Lorne Michaels Rolodex) and landed on Matthew Broderick, who appeared as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a sketch about the White House's continued response to the Ukraine affair and the impeachment investigation against the president Trump.
The episode hosted by creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge "Fleabag" with musical guest Taylor Swift began with a sketch in the office of Vice President Pence (Beck Bennett). Bennett teamed up with Kate McKinnon (as Rudy Giuliani) and Aidy Bryant (as Attorney General William Barr) and told the group to take strategic action.
Bryant read her phone and replied, "Well, this one says: I think we should stop writing a text message about the crimes and maybe telling the crimes on the phone so the crimes do not go away little criminal footprints."
Broderick came to deliver some jokes inspired by his role in "Ferris Buellers Day Off." When Bennett remarked, "If Trump is bad, then I'm the president," Broderick said I can not wait to see that happen, the impeachment process is going pretty fast, so if you do not stop and look around, you might miss it. "
Broderick also told the group," I've been asking around, and I think so Bennett asked him, "Who told you that?"
He replied, "How America?"  02] Kenan Thompson appeared as Ben Carson, the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development ("I've sat in my empty office Does anyone know what my job should be? ") And Alex Moffat played the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, who was still shocked after participating in a joint press conference with President Trump .
The sketch also featured a performance by the White House's advisor, Stephen Miller (actually a puppet of a snake), and for some reason, closed with McKinnon's makeup "Joker."
Opening Monologue of the Week
In her opening monologue, Waller -Bridge extended the two-week winning round s before at the Emmy Awards, where she won the trophies for the lead actress in a comedy and wrote for a comedy series, and "Fleabag" has been awarded as an outstanding comedy series She is like her protagonist in "Fleabag", which she calls "sexually corrupt, with a bad mouth and dangerous". She continued, "And I always have to tell them," Yes, you are absolutely right. "19659002" She went on to say about the series:
"Fleabag" came to me from a very personal place and started to make Andrew Scott disguise himself as a priest and tell me that he loved me, it took me six years and two seasons to do that, but I did it, awards do not interest me, I just want gay men to love me, I call the character priest in the script, but everyone has Of course, Andrew is hot, but this priestly character has caused such a hornstorm, and Andrew and I were trying to figure out what was going on with him, that so captivated women, and we did In a nutshell, and found that he did one thing: Listening, really, really listening, try it out, people.
Local news spoof of the week
The premise of this sketch, which is a parody of a mitt Possible representing television news program, may not be immediately clear. (You can hear Waller-Bridge alluding to an American accent.) But give a moment when your presenter lists a series of gas station robberies, indicating that the suspect is a white man. Anker, played by Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim, is celebrating in the background.
"We're just glad we know what the criminal looks like," says Thompson, adding softly, "And he's not one of us." White Anchor and Black Anchor, and the mission meteorologist (Chris Redd), who tries to argue that a hurricane called Chet "has the name of a white man, if I've ever heard one."
Weekly Update Jokes of the Week
At the Weekend Update desk, Anchor Jost and Michael Che continued to discuss counterfeit investigations against Trump Media as fake news and begin to label them as corrupt news. And the media said they could stop calling him President Trump, calling him former president Trump. Trump then wiped away all concerns about impeachment and said I'm used to it, it's like putting on a suit. That is, it is a massive daily struggle that takes up most of its morning. And this week we saw evidence that the White House was covering up the Ukraine scandal, like a text that was not suspicious at all, saying that there was no compensation. Unfortunately, the next text was the wink, the bargeldemojis, the crazy wink and then the Giuliani emojis. [actually a vampire emoji]
Trump keeps saying that there was no return, which can only mean that there was a crazy return. Whenever a guy with a vocabulary of 30 words starts quoting the law in Latin, it is because he breaks that law all the time. That's just something you can learn the hard way. Just as there are people who can barely count, but can somehow tell exactly how much cocaine they can be caught before it is considered a human trafficking. By the way, that's three grams.
Weekend Update Deskside Bit of the Week
McKinnon paid tribute to her role as Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator and nominee for the Democratic president. After being complimented by Jost on all the money she had raised from small donors, McKinnon replied, "That's right, that's the basis, and guess Mom loves garden, so I spend four hours every day doing it McKinnon also deceived Jost's observation that wealthier donors were feeling uncomfortable with her. Oh no, "she said. "I'll tell you the same thing my grandson told me when he brought me to 'Avengers: Infinity War' – it's not for you, but on the other hand, it worked well for the last lady running for the president to get big checks out of Wall Street Just let me skip Wisconsin and change my name to "Emails Benghazi" while I'm there. "
Other Weekend Update" Bit of the Week "
Bowen Yang, An "SNL" writer promoted to starring Season made a lasting impression as a Chinese salesman who received all the attention he enjoyed during the trade war between his country and the United States.
As he explained to Che, "I'm running tariffs, so that's my time," said Yang. "I have my moment, I'm basically the Lizzo of China, and it turns out that I'm 100 percent that trading papa."
When Che asked him if he feared a recession, Yang said, "No. So, Sam. In fact, we have just waived our duty for American soybeans, so save some of your tempeh for us, Mackenzie. "
" Who is Mackenzie? "Che said.
Yang answered: Metal straw and it's such a performance."