Sunday, February 14, 2021

'SNL' covers impeachment and celebrates Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! I will celebrate over the jump with the relevant clips from last night's Saturday Night Live after I share what the show had to say about Trump's impeachment verdict. I begin with the Second Impeachment Trial Cold Open.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson (Alex Moffat) interviews senators Lindsey Graham (Kate McKinnon), Ted Cruz (Aidy Bryant) and Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) on former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.
Thank you, cast and crew of SNL, for imagining what the reaction would be on Fox News so the rest of us wouldn't have to, or, worse yet, actually watch it.

Weekend Update: Trump Acquitted in Second Impeachment covered yesterday's news as well.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like House impeachment managers showing Capitol riots footage during former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Michael Che was right when he said "just because there is video evidence doesn't mean you are going to get a conviction." Sigh.

That's it for impeachment, which is a little easier to swallow the day after with laughter. Follow over the jump for SNL's skits celebrating Valentines Day.

Continuing with Weekend Update, here's Mackenzie Taylor-Joy on Valentine’s Day.

Relationship expert Mackenzie Taylor-Joy (Lauren Holt) stops by Weekend Update to discuss Valentine’s Day date ideas.
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy is only a character, but I still feel sorry for her.

Last night's episode began the celebration of Valentines Day right after the cold open with host Regina King wishing the audience a happy Valentines Day in her monologue.

First-time host Regina King’s monologue gets interrupted by an overly-excited Kenan Thompson. Saturday Night Live.
I'm happy to say that I knew about King long before I saw her in "Watchmen."

Now for two skits about love and friendship featuring King. The first is Kyle and Friends.

In this Cut for Time sketch, Kyle Mooney reevaluates how he fits in at the world of SNL by putting himself out there.
I can see why this was cut for time. In fact, it deserved to be cut for content.

I conclude with a sketch about love, or at least lust, that I think was actually funny, What’s Your Type?.

Three cringy dating show contestants (Mikey Day, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat) vie for the affections of one bachelorette (Regina King).
King should do more comedy; she's funny, too.

That's it for Valentines Day and impeachment until March or April, when I plan on recapping the most popular posts of the blogging year — that is, unless "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," which returns tonight, covers one or both. Either way, stay tuned.

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