Dr. Anthony Fauci (Brad Pitt) addresses the public to decipher the coronavirus misinformation Donald Trump has been spreading.
Last night Saturday Night Live, in a cold opening that took aim at the Democratic presidential contenders who appeared at this week’s CNN LGBT Town Hall.
The skit featured a number of cameos from stars: Woody Harrelson (as Joe Biden), Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Julian Castro) and “Pose” star Billy Porter to the stage to serve as MC.
Rapper Kanye West went on a pro-Trump rant onstage after his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” this week.
West, wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat, pushed back on criticism of his support for President Trump, and was booed loudly by the audience.
“There’s so many times I talk to, like, a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist,’” West said. “Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism, I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
West, who performed two songs on the show, made the comments off-air during the SNL credits, with the show’s cast standing onstage behind him, many shaking their heads and appearing to rolling their eyes.
Comedian Chris Rock, who was in the audience, shared video of the rant, which criticized Democrats for their “plan” to “take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare,” on his Instagram page.
Rock can be heard laughing in the video, as other audience members booed and yelled at West.
From Chris Rock’s IG story, looks like Kanye gave a speech after NBC cut the SNL feed pic.twitter.com/mYpSxqbw9Z
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) September 30, 2018
The show aired a mock-PSA from the Democratic National Committee, showing Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and various congressional figures acknowledging the nation’s cravings for a new party direction. Still, that isn’t stopping the old guard from making promises about how their leadership can totally still win elections, learn from their mistakes, and focus on the important things, like “converting Confederate monuments into statues of prominent lesbian poets.”
Even Kate McKinnon‘s Hillary Clinton appears in the promo, asking America for another chance at the presidency.
1955 – Rock Hudson marries his agent’s secretary to squelch rumors about his sexual orientation. Rumours which were unknown to Phyllis Gates who became Hudson’s wife. That is of course until Phyllis had hired private eye Fred Otash who then in turn secretly taped Rock’s and Phyllis’ personal conversations.
On January 21, 1958, Rock Hudson’s wife confronted him, demanding to know if he was gay and grilling the actor about a Rorschach test he had taken. “You told me you saw thousands of butterflies and also snakes,” she said “[A therapist] told me in my analysis that butterflies mean femininity and snakes represent that male penis. I’m not condemning you, but it seems that as long as you recognize your problem, you would want to do something about it.” She also complained about “your great speed with me, sexually. Are you that fast with boys?”
“Well, it’s a physical conjunction [sic],” replied Rock, then 32. “Boys don’t fit. So, this is why it lasts longer.”
Added Phyllis: “Everyone knows that you were picking up boys off the street shortly after we were married and have continued to do so, thinking that being married would cover up for you.”
“I have never picked up any boys on the street,” Rock insisted. “I have never picked up any boys in a bar, never. I have never picked up any boys, other than to give them a ride.”
Well we all know how this story ends.
1979 – Bette Midler’s first movie, The Rose, opens in theaters and leads to an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for the Divine Miss M.
The Rose is the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock star who struggles to cope with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.
The story is loosely based on the life of singer Janis Joplin. Originally titled Pearl, after Joplin’s nickname, and the title of her last album, it was fictionalized after her family declined to allow the producers the rights to her story.
Bette performed the soundtrack album for the film, and the title track became one of her biggest hit singles.
1985 – Openly gay Terry Sweeney joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.
Sweeney’s run on the show came at a time when there were few openly gay characters or actors on television. For roughly 27 years, there were no other openly gay cast members on SNL, until Kate McKinnon (a former cast member of Logo’s The Big Gay Sketch Show) was added to the cast in April 2012.
The New York Times recaps:
If Donald J. Trump’s first news conference as president-elect was a raucous, chaotic affair on Wednesday – and it was – the parody of it on “Saturday Night Live” was somehow calmer and more organized than the actual event.
Still, the “S.N.L.” sketch pulled few punches as it swung at the show’s most powerful, persistent critic, mocking Mr. Trump on a range of subjects, including the perceived lack of star power at his coming inauguration; his opaque plan to divest himself from his businesses; and the possibility that Russia possessed unverified compromising information on him.
Saturday night’s episode, the first new one of 2017, once again featured Alec Baldwin as Mr. Trump. He started off the faux news conference by vowing to answer what he said was “the question that’s on everyone’s mind.”
“Yes, this is real life,” he said. “This is really happening. On January 20, I, Donald J. Trump, will become the 45th president of the United States.” He continued: “And then, two months later, Mike Pence will become the 46th.”
“I’m in, how about you?” Pointing, “urine, urine, urine. …”
“Saturday Night Live” poked fun at Donald Trump’s relationships with the FBI, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the KKK in its final pre-election show. Alec Baldwin as the GOP nominee and Kate McKinnon as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton appeared on the spoof “OutFront” show.
But instead of asking Baldwin as Trump about his scandals, show anchor Erin Burnett (played by Cecily Strong) just kept questioning McKinnon as Clinton about her emails. It didn’t even matter whether Baldwin as Trump planted kisses on the lips of an FBI agent, a Klansman or a fake Putin.
“Erin, you saw that, right? He kissed an FBI guy?” McKinnon’s character asked Strong at one point. “It doesn’t seem like enough of a story, let’s get back to your emails,” Strong as Burnett replied.
Baldwin and McKinnon later broke character by saying they felt “gross” about the election, before running out into the streets of New York City to hug passersby. “None of this will have mattered if you don’t vote,” Baldwin, as himself, said after they returned to the studio.
“We can’t tell you who to vote for, but on Tuesday, we all get a chance to choose what kind of country we want to live in,” McKinnon added.
I wonder if it was a wide shot we’d see the fake Vlad grab fake Trump’s pussy?
Saturday Night Live hit a new low this past weekend with a skit about how a small artistic school boy should deal with getting tossed in their locker: with some self-defense training from dad. That goes horribly wrong. Because little Henry, here, has a father, an ex-Green Beret, played by Brian Cranston wants to butch him up — and instead kicks the crap out of him
What were the idiots at NBC thinking? Do they think that bullying is funny. I suppose that they find the recent epedemic of LGBT teen suicides just fucking hilarious.
I for one am outraged. And I hope that you are also. PLEASE CONTACT NBC and tell them just how horrible, insensitive, unfunny, in bad taste, and lacking in humanity that the SNL skit was and that LGBT teen Bullying and Suicide is a horrible problem and should not be made fun of.