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Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update Ratings Hit Big

Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update Ratings Hit Big”

Hopefully Weekend Update: Summer Edition will continue the charming impersonations next week, though in a meta moment (talking ostensibly about the Will And Grace reboot), Colin did warn us, "Every time NBC has even a mildly succcessgul show, they overdo it and dilute the brand".

Colin Jost and Michael Che took some time off from their summer vacations for a Thursday night Saturday Night Live weekday version of Weekend Update. However, with SNL's ratings rising 20% this past season, the timing was right to try again. And who would play him?

Bill Hader appeared as Anthony Scaramucci. To no surprise, it quickly veers off-track to Russian Federation, which prompts Donald Trump Jr.to distract Eric long enough so he doesn't incriminate himself more than he already has. But Leslie Jones (playing herself giving fitness advice) had the best comedic moments. 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. Moffatt played a dim-witted Eric, who became enthralled with the fidget spinner his brother gave him. Kenan Thompson had a good cameo as basketball player and media personality LaVar Ball. Jost and Che spent extra time on this week's biggest story, the increasing tension between the USA and North Korea, with Jost and Che getting their best knocks on Trump during this longer joke.

"When did the Statue of Liberty get so bougie?" he asked. Che asked. "She used to be desperate, like, 'Send me your poor, your exhausted, anybody, I just need a man, lord.' Now she's on Tinder like, 'He's gotta be rich, and smart, and light-skinned, and 6'4".' I'm like, 'Bitch, you aren't China!

Opting not to air a cold open, WU Summer Edition hit the ground running with jokes about the summer turnover in the Trump White House, North Korea, and immigration. Thank goodness we have more SNL to help us through it all.



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