The may have to be verified for authenticity, but we can say with fairly certain confidence that this is the first time a new episode of Live Saturday night was broadcast within 12 hours after the presidential election was called. Oh, and just two hours after the president-elect’s winning speech ended. (And after a football match is postponed.)
The episode did not seem, as people on Twitter predicted on Saturday, opening with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump sitting down at the piano to sing “Hallelujah”, mimicking Kate McKinnon’s voice after the description Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign.
Instead, in a bit of trolling with people’s skeptical predictions, Baldwin’s Trump sat down at the piano to play a slow version of Village People’s “Macho Man,” one of the most daring songs. his favorite campaign and the subject of much mockery.
He chose the song to “remind you who I really am”, he said as he walked over to the piano. “I won’t say goodbye, America,” he said at the end. “I was just going to say, ‘See you in court!'”
With Biden now as president-elect, is it Baldwin’s SNL log out? A version of the little bit that most Twitter predicted and best of all has disabled the stupid president and worst of all let dangerous threats and lies for just the past week – let alone Four years ago – nothing more than a song and a smirk? It would create a rather lame and gentle breakup.
Baldwin’s Trump is not alone SNL Famous guest appeared. The cool opening came with CNN’s fake Wolf Blitzer (Beck Bennett) and John King (Mikey Day) exhausted from concealing the results for days, King’s fingers touching the touchscreen . Blitzer eventually predicted Biden as the winner, admitting that he would break the neutrality in doing so. “Damn it, it feels great!” he said, the king was brilliant.
Then he threw at Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden, darting as fast as the president-elect actually did just a few hours earlier to read his winning speech: “Can you believe it? I really can’t. It’s been too long, and nothing good has happened ”. He never felt more alive, he said, “ironically because I don’t live like that.”
In order to be even more cheerful, he greeted Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris, a scream of approval that escalated as she reiterated Harris’s gratitude for being the first female ‘vice president, Blacks first, first Indian-Americans, first two races ”. (Costume department props to quickly recreate Harris’s white suit.)
Then, beginning the most emotional segment of Harris’s speech, she told all the young Black and brown girls and distorted the nation’s celebratory mood for the day: “The reason mother You laughed a lot tonight was because she was drunk, and the reason she cried was because she was drunk. Your mother will go from laughing to crying to dancing all night. “
But, Blitzer interjected, “People don’t want to just see Joe and Kamala happy, they want to see the president sad.” And that’s when Baldwin and the Trump routine came in – and possibly the last time.
Trump’s speech was the most rudimentary of his talking points last week – puzzled message about whether to stop counting votes is good or bad, his leading positions dwindle when votes were counted, cheated, stolen, etc – and then a sure joke in which press secretary Kayleigh McEnany (played by Chloe Fineman) presented a map allegedly showing ” Trump’s red wave ”but reality is a map of the current COVID-19 cases.
Then Baldwin took the key.
This is the unprecedented sixth consecutive week of producing a new live episode – usually two or three per month – and, to flirt with the superstition among historians, revisiting the host has is pre-set for what one might arguably was supposed to be a commemorative episode following the 2016 election, with Dave Chappelle returning to chair.
A cold openness comes late to an impatient crowd. They all watched at 11:29 pm to see SNL instead just to watch football. Then comes the announcer’s advice that the episode will begin 30 minutes after the game ends. Full local news will be broadcast first. (As if we all haven’t seen enough news this week.) More confusing: The film started airing almost 20 minutes earlier in New York markets than in the rest of the country, where it still suffers. stuck with news.
Once the coolness unfolds, the question turns to whether “Macho Man” is really Baldwin’s last go with Trump.
The actor’s impersonation of Trump quickly shifted from Emmy-winning catharsis to cultural malice, and he has been recorded how aware he is of his reception. SNL Get up and that he’s ready to hang the red hat and a urine wig.
“The actor’s impersonation of Trump quickly turned from Emmy-winning catharsis to cultural malice …“
There are no official words as to whether this is the end or not; It is naive to think that the current POTUS has suddenly disappeared from cultural conversation SNL poke in. But that didn’t stop some people from detracting from the delusional performance of never having to see Jack Donaghy round his lips into a sphincter again, effectively burning orange makeup into a dummy and throwing it went to sea.
The reviews for Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden have not been very good either, with my colleague Marlow Stern ruling that his “outstanding Fire Marshall Bill shtick is the opposite of Biden’s sleepy fondness” and pleading “bring Jason Sudeikis back! Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris on the other hand is well-loved by many.
So get it what you want at the icy ending that had Carrey’s Biden and Harris’s Rudolph stick an “L” on their forehead and taunt Trump’s Baldwin as a loser.
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