Sunday, November 6, 2022

'SNL' on the midterm election and Twitter

Last night's episode of "Saturday Night Live" began with President Biden Midterms Address Cold Open.

President Biden (James Austin Johnson) makes some last-minute changes ahead of the midterms and introduces his new team (Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, Ego Nwodim, Chloe Fineman, Marcello Hernández, Molly Kearney).
That certainly counts as the continuing election coverage I promised. So do both segments of Weekend Update, beginning with Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Paul Pelosi, Kanye West's Instagram Suspension. Just look at the video description.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like Oprah Winfrey endorsing John Fetterman over Dr. Oz.
In addition to the political news, the report about Kanye West qualifies today's post as the Sunday entertainment update, just as I promised.

Weekend Update concluded with Tammy the Trucker on Gas Prices and Definitely Not Abortion.

Tammy the Trucker (Cecily Strong), who promises she's here to talk about gas prices and definitely not abortion stops by Weekend Update.
This reminds me of Strong as Goober the Clown, which I embedded in 'SNL' on infrastructure bill passing and the rest of this week's news. Some messages deserve repetition and reinforcement.

Follow over the jump for the rest of the highlights from last night's episode.

Politics and the layoffs at Twitter after Elon Musk took over were the twin premises of Twitter Council.

A content moderation council (Chloe Fineman, Kenan Thompson) holds a meeting to determine if individuals should be allowed back on Twitter after their accounts have been suspended.
Conspiracy theorists, doxxers, scammers, and The Former Guy. I should have known he would be part of this sketch. No wonder the Twitter employees were happy to be laid off so they wouldn't have to make a decision.

Strong's conspiracy theorist called COVID-19 a "plandemic." Ugh, it's real; my wife and I had it last month. That leads right into COVID Commercial, which Strong narrated.

A commercial advertises the best way to get a 10-day break.
As someone who just had the disease, this fake commercial may be funny, but COVID itself isn't.

I conclude with Amy Schumer Stand-Up Monologue, where abortion, the election, and Kanye West made cameos as asides in Schumer's routine about motherhood and married life.

Third-time host Amy Schumer talks about how much people love giving pregnant women advice and being intimate with her husband.
I think she looks great in that little black dress, but she didn't ask me.

Stay tuned for more election coverage.

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