Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Baldwin, Johansson reprise Trump roles on 'SNL' season finale

Alec Baldwin. Theo Wargo  Getty Images for NBC Alec Baldwin. Theo Wargo Getty Images for NBC
Theresa Hayes | 23 May, 2017, 10:52

After the insane week in Washington there was no shortage of material for Saturday Night Live's final episode of the season to take one final dig at Donald Trump and his administration.

"SNL" had reason to celebrate, but the season finale was an uneven affair.

The rest of the season's success, however, came from outsiders Baldwin and McCarthy, who ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in ratings when they hosted. It's been good for ratings, but the grimness of the current political climate seemed to be acknowledged from the stage Saturday night. Hanks also reappeared as his David S. Pumpkins character's alter ego, David S. Pimpkins, during a digital short.

And just as McKinnon's Hillary pledged she wouldn't give up, so too did Baldwin's Donald.

"Was Mr. Baldwin's Trump good?" Beck Bennett portrayed Vice President, patting Trump on the shoulder, who appeared to be sporting a Russian flag pin. Hilaria asks in the video to Carmen's Trump-like "Saturday".

"SNL" was contemplating life without Trump and looking to the future.

To say it's been a wild year at "Saturday Night Live" would be a massive understatement, from their involvement in the election to the consistently biting bits its left in its wake.

"SNL" quickly adjusted to a Trump presidency and embraced its role of providing commentary with amusing sketches. As the song progressed, cast members dressed as Trump's family members and most-trusted advisors, including Scarlett Johansson as daughter Ivanka. Grim Reaper Steve Bannon is especially soulful. A better leadership. I think more poised, less noise'.

The cast of SNL have returned to mock American politics once again, and this time might be our favourite.

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