Shortly after Saturday Night Live aired another accurate bit about Donald Trump, the President Elect Tweeted about it. He said, “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad.”
Alec Baldwin, who has been doing a better job at playing him than the real thing, had something to say about that. He made a deal with him, “..@realDonaldTrump Release your tax returns and I’ll stop. Ha.”
One of the funnest things about the celebrity Mannequin Challenges is that you get to see the behind the scenes of TV sets, red carpets and so much more. Kristen Wiig is returning to Saturday Night Live this week and the NBC show shot a Mannequin Challenge to promote her appearance on it. Leave it to her Ghostbusters co-star Leslie Jones to bust it up!
Plus it is really cool to see how big and small their set is when it is full of people before the show goes live from New York.
This was the most negative election in all of our lifetimes. Saturday Night Live could’ve ended it with a joke, but instead they went with the serious route. Or as Michelle Obama would say, “When they go low, we go high.”
As you know Leonard Cohen sadly passed away this week, and SNL started off their show with just Kate McKinnon playing the piano dressed as Hillary Clinton tickling the ivories as she sang his impactful song Hallelujah. His lyrics are just as powerful now as the day he wrote them.
Before this performance if you would’ve asked me who sang the best cover of the song, I would’ve said Jon Bon Jovi. Now it will always be this one.
When Saturday Night Live hired Alex Baldwin to play Donald Trump, you knew it was going to be huge. But then on Friday, you knew he was going to take it to all new levels of excellence and that is exactly what it was yesterday!
If Baldwin doesn’t win an Emmy for this portrayal, then the Emmy voters are more out of touch than the Oscars are with diversity.
Maybe it is me, but I confuse those Saturday Night Live stars all the time. Mostly because I don’t watch the show, but then again people Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg and Taran Killam all kind of look alike.
Then there is Dana Carvey and David Spade, who not only look alike they did really bad spinoff movies from the NBC variety show in the ’90a. Therefore, it makes it hard for someone like me to tell them apart and I think they are the same person. Thanks to Chris Rock photographing the two of them together, I can now tell that they are two different people. I think?