For decades Saturday Night Live has been unwatchable, but for some reason things changed this season. Oh yeah, 45 happened. Someone over at the NBC variety show thought that Alec Baldwin would be perfect as the President and they were right. So right.
Then over the last few days, someone else thought that Melissa McCarthy would be perfect as his Press Secretary and they are Mensa brilliant. Who ever would’ve thought that the star of the all-woman version of Ghostbusters would be so believable as the angry lying man? But she is even better at being him than he is at being himself. So much better. And so accurate.
The show found its calling and I am actually picking up the phone when I see their name on Caller ID. I am not alone because their numbers are going up as they take on the jokes in the White House which is seriously the best thing they have done in this millennium.
Aren’t you loving this season?
To see some of the other great bits they did last night with Kristen Stewart (shockingly killing it), then click here!
Yesterday, Alec Trump, I mean Donald Baldwin, I mean Alec Baldwin was back as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and they combined all of his scandals of the week into one 8 minute cold open. The rumors he paid people to applaud and cheer for him at his press conference, the folders filled with blank pages, the uncalled for dissing of the great American John Lewis, Golden Showers and many more fake news items that are actually real. It was so right on, I don’t know if it is real or a parody. What do you think?
Alec Baldwin must love playing Donald Trump so much on Saturday Night Live because The New York Times reports he is only getting paid $1,400 each time he appears on the show as the President Elect. That is a small amount for the actor and even less for the “Billionaire”.
And talking about little, not Trump’s hands or thing that coincides with that, the paper says it only takes him 7 minutes to transform into the character. They put “a dusting of Clinique Stay-Matte powder in honey” on his face making sure to cover his eyes and the whip cream on top is the wig that is specially made for him. The dirty feeling afterwards, well that lasts for a lifetime. All for $1,400 a week. Hey we do worse for less.
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.