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'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.



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