Culture

'Weekend Update' pokes Trump, Scaramucci on 'SNL'

'Weekend Update' pokes Trump, Scaramucci on 'SNL'”

National news doesn't take a break when SNL is on a summer hiatus, so NBC is bringing the popular "newscast" back to primetime with Weekend Update: Summer Edition, a limited run of four half-hour episodes starting this Thursday.

Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. "Da Mooch!" - calling in via FaceTime, and the desk hosted a visit from first sons Eric (Alex Moffat) and Donald Trump Jr. But all the rules have been changed this year, suggesting that unless a nuclear exchange levels Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, the prime-time "Weekend Update" will have lots to talk about.

"It's a subpoena", Don Jr. corrected his brother again. Weekend Update will continue all summer long, and there's still a chance for you to get tickets!

Bill Hader appeared as Anthony Scaramucci. In this case, Thompson was available and 22 minutes had to be filled.

Availability was probably also the impetus for Leslie Jones doing one of her as-herself appearances created to make Jost blush at her aggressive flirting and to troll her online adversaries.

Late Night: Seth Meyers Leslie Jones Watch'GoT With Lord Varys
Late Night: Meyers Jones Watch'GoT With Lord Varys

While Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment is the epitome of fake news, the jokes often hit awfully close to home. Jones gave much better material to Seth Meyers earlier this week.

Expect to "maybe" see guest appearances from other cast members. Probably that does not include Alec Baldwin, but Melissa Villaseñor might be wise to try getting a couple characters or impressions vetted by the American people when she isn't competing with Kate McKinnon for screentime. There are dozens of examples of ideas that originated on Saturday Night Live that ultimately didn't pan out.

Saturday Night Live has been on the air for more than four decades, and has always been a source of political satire.

Watch the clip above, via NBC.

The duo reteamed for three more "Weekend Updates" during the summer of 2009 despite Poehler having by then left SNL for Parks and Recreation.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


11 August 2017
Barclays PLC Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL)
Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC). Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Stericycle by 144.9% in the first quarter.

11 August 2017
SC postpones Ayodhya title dispute case hearing to December 5
The court's remark had come on a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who sought urgent listing and hearing of the matter. The apex court has also said that the Counsel for Ram Lalla , the deity, C S Vaidyananathan will start the arguments.

11 August 2017
FHP official told troopers to write more tickets, newspaper says
FHP figures show that troopers wrote 934,965 citations in 2014, 869,352 in 2015 and 749,241 previous year , the Times reported. But the only way to try to alter that behavior is by impacting the motorist with the sanction surrounding a traffic citation.

11 August 2017
Ferrari Can't Decide Whether or Not to Build a New Dino
And if more people can afford to drive a Ferrari, that could be a problem. Not everyone is convinced that this would be a good move, he said.

11 August 2017
Stocks rally, but end a bit lower
Bar Australia's equity benchmark, the S&P/ASX 200 that rose 0.38% today, all other major bourses in Asia finished day lower. President Donald Trump warned North Korea that it would face " fire and fury " if it threatened the United States.

11 August 2017
Eqis Capital Management Inc. Has $217000 Stake in Rio Tinto PLC (RIO)
Checking in on the 50-day moving average vs price signal for Rio Tinto Plc (RIO ), we have noted that the current reading is Buy. Howland Capital Management LLC's holdings in Rio Tinto PLC were worth $680,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

11 August 2017
Digital asset exchange Coinbase raises $100M Series D led by IVP
A Bitcoin company has finally attained the "unicorn" title, an honorific bestowed upon startups valued at more than $1 billion. Invest in Toshi , to help accelerate digital currency's shift from speculative investment to global payment network.

11 August 2017
CBS Corporation (CBS) Given "Outperform" Rating at Royal Bank Of Canada
Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for CBS Corporation (CBS) is its Earnings per Share or EPS. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of CBS Corporation in a report on Tuesday.

11 August 2017
Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks open lower
Crude oil futures fell Thursday after OPEC admitted its production rose in July despite a supply quota agreement with Russian Federation .

11 August 2017
Barclays Now Covering Delta Airlines (NYSE:DAL) With $70.0000 Target
The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 21st. (NYSE:DAL). 616,934 are held by Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Communications Ltd. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Federal Realty Invst Trust, 3 give it "Buy", 1 "Sell" rating , while 4 recommend "Hold".