March 18, 2018

Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader hosted this week's show, and he was joined in the cold open by frequent SNL host John Goodman.

On the set with Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat), Hader's former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and Goodman's fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson commiserated about the chaos in the Trump administration. "It's just crazy how one day you're the CEO of Exxon, a 50-billion dollar company," Tillerson muses, "and the next you get fired by a man who used to sell steaks in the mail."

Kate McKinnon also showed up as Attorney General Jeff Sessions reflecting on the Friday firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. "I'm just a simple man who wanted to make things bad for immigrants," Sessions says, "and now here I am taking away the pension of a Christian white. It ain't right!" Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian

March 11, 2018

Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon reprised her role as Special Counsel Robert Mueller, faced with the difficult task of admitting he can't quite commit to collusion charges against President Trump in the Russia probe.

Appearing on The Bachelor, Mueller explains to a distraught Becca K. (Cecily Strong) that he's "been struggling a little bit over the last few months just, like trying to figure this whole thing out and like grasp everything, and the reality is that I don't — I don't think that I can give you everything that you want right now, you know, and I think you sense that."

"So, what, you don't have Trump on collusion?" Becca replies. He does not, and he would really like America "to come together as a country right now and, like, stop hoping for things that might not happen." Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian

March 4, 2018

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as President Trump this week to talk mental health — "which I have so much of; I have one of the healthiest mentals" — and his many opinions on gun control.

"No one loves the Second Amendment and due process more than me," he said, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Cecily Strong), "but maybe we just take everyone's guns away, okay? Nobody is allowed to have a gun, not even the whites." A couple sentences later, however, Trump remembered his deep-pocketed friends at the NRA and assured Pence nothing will change.

SNL's Trump also addressed the competition America faces from countries like China and Wakanda, and he explained that the chaos and turnover in his White House actually fulfills a campaign promise. "I said I was going to run this country like a business," he said. "That business is a Waffle House at 2 a.m."

Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian

February 4, 2018

"Oh, I don't belong as first lady," moans Saturday Night Live's Melania Trump (Cecily Strong) at the prospect of attending President Trump's State of the Union address. "I wish I could talk to someone who's been through this whole mess before."

Her wish is granted by the materialization of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (host Natalie Portman), who arrives dressed in a perfect pillbox hat and fully prepared to dispense her hard-won wisdom on how to handle presidents who cheat. "You're not the only first lady whose husband had affairs," Jackie says, referring to Trump's acknowledged and alleged infidelities. "Jack cheated on me with Marilyn Monroe."

Melania isn't quite sold on the comparison, but soon she gets additional advice from other former first ladies: a smug Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon), an ax-wielding Martha Washington (Aidy Bryant), and a triumphant Michelle Obama (Leslie Jones), whose "perfect" marriage is just "like The Notebook, but black and rich." Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian

February 4, 2018

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as President Trump calling in to his favorite show, Fox & Friends, while in bed enjoying his morning Diet Coke and Egg McMuffin. Before Trump rings in, though, the Fox hosts chat with White House gossip girl Hope Hicks (Cecily Strong) and a befuddled Minister Louis Farrakhan (Chris Redd), who has been invited to Fox to explore his newfound commonality with the network and the president: distrust of the FBI.

Soon it's time for Baldwin's Trump to get his daily intelligence briefing — from Fox & Friends, naturally — but what he really wants to do is talk about his "State of the Union speech, which was watched by 10 billion people, including all of China." After all, Trump muses, "a lot of folks are saying, including Paul Ryan, that it was better than Martin Luther King's 'I dream of Jeannie' speech."

Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian

January 28, 2018

Saturday Night Live alum Will Ferrell returned to his old stomping grounds to revive his role of President George W. Bush, whom polling suggests is remembered with increasing fondness in the age of Trump.

Trump "came in and suddenly I'm looking pretty sweet by comparison," Ferrell's Bush explains from the fake Oval Office where he relives his presidential glory days. "I'm suddenly popular AF, and a lot of people are saying, 'Man, I wish George W. Bush was still our president right about now.'"

"So I just wanted to address my fellow Americans tonight and remind you guys that I was really bad," he continues. "Like historically not good. So I get why you don't like this current guy — heck, I voted for Jill Stein all the way — but please do not look back at my presidency and think, 'This is how we do it.' Don't forget, we're still in two different wars that I started. Hey, hey, what has two thumbs and created ISIS? This guy."

Watch the full skit below. Bonnie Kristian

January 21, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, implausibly but effectively played by a giggly Kate McKinnon in shoulder pads and facial prosthetics, visited Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update in a jovial mood to discuss his Russia investigation with host Colin Jost.

McKinnon's Mueller coyly insisted he could not discuss his ongoing probe into Russian election meddling and alleged Trump campaign collusion, but he was more than willing to offer a few hints of how well it's going. "Colin, you gotta understand, the guy didn't leave me a trail of breadcrumbs," Mueller said of President Trump. "He left me full loaves — fresh, seven-grain loaves straight from Panera Bread. I'm having a blast, man."

Watch the full skit below. Bonnie Kristian

January 21, 2018

Saturday Night Live opened with a joint press conference by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant) and Dr. Ronny Jackson (Beck Bennett), the doctor who reported the results of President Trump's physical this past week. Jackson is on hand, Sanders explains, "to come out here and tell you how not fat the president is."

"This is the president's unbiased, 100 percent accurate health assessment," Bennett's Jackson begins. "At the time of examination, the president was 71 years and seven months young. His resting heart rate was a cool 68 bpm, his weight a very svelte 239 pounds. He has a gorgeous 44-inch coke-bottle waist, and his height, 75 inches, with legs that — well, they seem to go on forever. Size 12 shoes, so you can fill in the blanks there," he continues. "It's my expert medical opinion that the president has a rockin' bod with an excellent cushion for the pushin'. And if given the chance, I would."

The real Jackson was not quite so vivid in his report on Trump's health, though he did say Trump has "incredible genes" and declared him to be "in excellent health." Read about Jackson's actual report here, and watch the full SNL sketch below. Bonnie Kristian

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