This week, NBC’s news outlet came under fire for holding an event at City Hall with President Trump on Thursday night, which competed with a similar program that ABC had already scheduled with Joseph R. Biden Jr.
But the controversial broadcasts generated some content for NBC’s entertainment side, where “Saturday Night Live” fueled the dueling events and took several satirical photos online about his role in the controversy.
This weekend, SNL, hosted by Isa Rae and featuring music guest Justin Bieber, began with a voice that promised to rebroadcast the two town halls, calling the NBC event a “thirsty trap for President Trump.”
The sketch opened on Mikey Day as ABC moderator George Stefanopoulos, who explained that in his town hall, “People who ask questions are half pro-biden and half anti-Trump.”
He introduced Jim Carrey in his recurring role of Biden, who took the stage with a pair of aviator goggles and made his 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 NBC parody side, Kate McKinnon introduced herself as a “surprised bastard” Savannah Guthrie and said: “If you’re angry at NBC for doing this town hall, just let me ask a few questions and I think I’ll thank you. “
She hailed Alec Baldwin as President Trump, telling him, “We have a lot of voters waiting to ask questions, but I’d like to start by tearing you apart.”
In successive responses, Baldwin refuses to distance himself from white supremacy (“I have always condemned him more or less,” he said), QAnon (“If anyone is against pedophiles, it’s me, the man who was a close personal friend of one of the most famous pedophiles on earth – rest in power, Jeffrey “), the Aryan Brotherhood (” They are many families, 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 replied: “I had a mild fever. It was about 100. Celsius. But I did great. I have never died, I have never seen hell or the devil. He never showed me a list of my sins. I was just alive and strong all the time. “
Chloe Fineman played Palette Dale, the audience member who told President Trump she had a “great smile,” and Ego Nvodim was cast as Myra Jolie, who nodded enthusiastically during many of the president’s responses.
This brought out Maya Rudolph as 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 this woman there?’ Because I just nod so much when a waiter asks if I’m going to drink mimosa at lunch. “
During the ABC debate, Carrie was shown wearing Mr. Rodgers’ sweater as she sang, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” To her audience.
Contrary to the NBC debate, McKinnon pretended to attack Baldwin with a chair in what became a WWE-style WrestleMania game.
Finally, the candidates offered their closing remarks. Kerry said that if he was elected, there would be only one scandal: “I will confuse Angela Merkel with my wife in the back and tell her that there is a terrible mess,” he said.
Baldwin told the audience, “Just ask yourself, aren’t you better off than you were four years ago?”
In response, an animated map of the United States shouted, “No!”
Trade parody of the week
“All these protests and civil unrest,” says a weary man, played by Beck Bennett. “It simply came to our notice then. But how can I help when I don’t even understand what some people go through every day? I wish there was an easier way. “
With a voice over, Kenan Thompson tells him that he actually has: a new supplement from the creators of 5-hour energy, called 5-hour empathy, that offers “five full hours of full, intimate understanding of the years of systemic oppression and racism.” “
“That’s great,” Bennett replies, sounding less than enthusiastic as he opposes the vocal frame’s repeated efforts to get him to use the formula. (Come on, man, I’m not a racist, “he protested at one point.” I’m voting for Biden, what more do you want? “) His wife, played by Heidi Gardner, offers her excuses to avoid the product (” I don’t need that “She says,” because I’m a woman. So it’s the same “) before Bennett threw herself out the window.
Update jokes on the weekend of the week
At the weekend update bureau, presenters Colin Yost and Michael Che went on to rebut about President Trump’s recovery from the coronavirus and the competitive debate in the town hall, in which he and Biden participated.
Yost began with the words:
This week, President Trump held more coronavirus distributions across the country as part of his tour of the herd. He started 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 on steroids screaming “I feel as powerful” as The Lazy from The Goonies. Then at a rally in Georgia, a congressman literally surfed the crowd, I guess on the second wave of Kovid. Yet somehow Trump seems to think he could lose the election. Hear it. [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 Covid. Although it would be very satisfying if all this ended with the transformation of Donald Trump into an illegal immigrant. And for whatever country Trump gets, I just want to apologize for not sending our best or smartest.
NBC held an event at City Hall with President Trump because what can I say? We have a guy. [an image appears showing Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer and President Trump] I’m starting to think you don’t like anything. Who were these town halls for? Who is still on the fence for this election? Whether you’re voting for Trump or Biden, you’ve definitely made up your mind, and you’re probably not excited about it. These elections are so bad that Kanye is running away and people are like, maybe? This would not have happened if we actually had good candidates. When Kennedy ran against Nixon, no one was like, what about Little Richard?
Visit by the Children of Trump Week
In the Weekend Update desk segment, Mikey Day and Alex Moffat made their first appearances of the 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 Eric made his first Zoom business meeting today. “Moffat, as Eric Trump proudly said: ‘I was silenced.’
They were joined by Chloe Finneman, who played their partner Tiffany Trump. “The media got everything because I was partying without masks in Miami with a bunch of boat randos,” she said. “But I mean, I’m a stepdaughter named Tiffany.” It’s kind of like my job fading on South Beach. “