‘SNL’ Takes Trump and Biden’s Duel at Town Hall


NBC’s news division came under fire this week for hosting a town hall event with President Trump in competition with a similar program that ABC had already done to Joseph R. Had scheduled with Biden Jr.

But the conflicting broadcast generated some content for the entertainment side of NBC, where “Saturday Night Live” teased dueling events and took some satirical shots on the network for its role in the controversy.

This weekend’s “SNL”, hosted by Issa Rae and portraying musical guest Justin Bieber, began with a voice-over, calling NBC’s event “a thirst trap for President Trump.” Promised to re-broadcast the town hall. Now, the voice-over said, the events would be presented as most viewers had originally seen them: “flipping back and forth, trying to decide between a Hallmark film and an overseas autopsy.”

The sketch opened on Mickey Day as ABC moderator George Stephanopoulos, who reported that in his town hall, “the people asking the questions are half pro-Biden, and half anti-Trump.”

He introduced Jim Carrey in his recurring role as Bid, who took the stage in a pair of aviator sunglasses and made his familiar finger gun in the crowd. Dey asked him if he was “ready to receive softball questions from people who are already voting for you.”

Meanwhile, on the NBC side of the parody, Kate McKinnon introduced herself as a “surprise crook” and said, “If you were angry at NBC for doing this town hall, just let me ask you a few questions And I think to you ‘Thank you. “

He welcomed Alec Baldwin as President Trump, adding, “We have a lot of voters waiting to ask questions, but I want to start by shedding a new tear to you.”

In subsequent responses, Baldwin refused to distance himself from white supremacy (“I’ve always condemned it more or less,” he said), QAnon (“If anyone is against pedophiles, it’s for me , The man who was one personal friend after another, the most famous pedophile on earth – the rest of the power, Jeffrey “) Aryan Brotherhood (” They are very pro-family, that’s all I know “) and the Ku Klux Klan (” Your car breaks down Is, you say triple-k “”).

When asked about recovering from coronovirus, Baldwin replied, “I had a mild fever. It was around 100. Celsius. But I did very well. I have never died, never seen hell or the devil. He never gave me a list of my sins. I was alive and strong the whole time. “

Chloe Finman played the role of Paulette Dale, who told President Trump that she “has a great smile,” and Ago Nyodim was chosen as Myra Jolie, who nodded enthusiastically during the president’s multiple responses.

This brought up Maya Rudolph as Senator Kamala Harris, who said, “This is the last place I want to be, but someone has to ask: what is happening there with that woman? Because I only nodded at the time.” Am when a waiter asks if I’m mimosas at brunch. “

In the ABC debate, Carrie was featured Put on a mr rogers sweater While singing, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” For your audience.

Back in the NBC debate, Mackinnon was pretending to attack Baldwin with a chair, which became a WWE-style WrestleMania match.

Finally, the candidates offered their closing statements. Carrie said that if he is elected, he will have only one scandal: “I will rearwardly mistake Angela Merkel for my wife and tell her that she got a rockin ‘caboose,” he said.

Baldwin told the audience, “Just ask yourself America, aren’t you better than you were four years ago?”

In response, a cartoon map of the United States shouted, “No!”

“All these protests and civil unrest,” says a tired everyman played by Beck Bennett. “It is clear that people are hurting. But how can I help when I don’t even understand what some people do every day? I wish there was an easier way. “

In the voice-over, Kennan Thompson tells him that, in fact: there is a new supplement from the makers of 5-Hour Energy, called 5-Hour Empathy, which is “five full hours, full, years of intimate understanding Provides systemic oppression and sometimes racism

“He’s great,” Bennett replies, sounding less than enthusiastic as he resists the voice-over’s repeated attempts to get him to actually use the formula. (“C’mon, man, I’m not a racist,” he protests at one point. “I’m voting for Biden, what else do you need?”) His wife, played by Heidi Gardner, is his own. Provides excuses. To avoid the product (“I don’t need it,” she says, “because I’m a woman. So that’s what it is before Bennett throws herself out the window”).

At the Weekend Update desk, anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che continued the debate of Coronovirus’s fixing of President Trump and the town hall competing with him and Biden.

Jost said:

This week, President Trump held more coronovirus GIVVAs nationwide as part of his herd immunity tour. 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 is saying that I’m like a steroid screaming “I feel very powerful” like a sloth from “Goonies”. Then at a rally in Georgia, a congressman literally showed the crowd, I guess, on the second wave of Kovid. And yet Trump thinks he can lose the election. Listen to 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 will accept you, because you come from America, which has many Kovid cases. However it would be very satisfying if it all ends with Donald Trump becoming an illegal immigrant. And whatever country Trump gets, I just want to apologize, because we are not sending our best or brightest.

Che continued:

NBC held a town hall event with President Trump because, what can I say? We have a type. [an image appears showing Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer and President Trump] I think you guys don’t like anything. Who was this town hall even for? Who is still on the fence about this election? Whether you’re voting for Trump or Biden, you’ve definitely made up your mind and you’re probably not thrilled about it. These choices are so bad that the Kanye race and people are liking it, maybe? This would not have happened if we were really good candidates. Nobody was like this when Kennedy was running against Nixon, what about Little Richard?

In a desk-side segment on the Weekend Update, Mickey Day and Alex Moffat made their first appearance of the season as Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. As Donald Trump Jr. told Day, Jost, “I have been on the campaign trail spreading my father’s message. And Eric had his first Zoom business meeting today. “Moffat, as Eric Trump, proudly proclaimed,” I was silent. “

He was joined by Chloe Finman, who played her step-sister, Tiffany Trump. “The media got the reason for all the berths because I was having a masked party on a boat in Miami with a herd of randos,” she said. “But I mean, I’m a stepchild named Tiffany. It’s my job to fade away on South Beach.”