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Aaron Rodgers, Donald Trump & Fox News Roasted In Cold Open – Deadline

“Aaron, you’re not vaccinated, so what? declared Cecily Strong as Judge Jeanine tonight to Pete Davidson’s Aaron Rodgers on Saturday Night Live.

”Who the hell cares, it’s your physique, your alternative and please by no means use that quote for another problem,” the simple goal spoof of the continuously skewered authorized TV host added earlier than tossing to the Covid-19 vaccine-refusing quarterback. “Exactly, Jeanine, it’s my body and my Covid, I can give it to whoever I want, but suddenly the woke mob is coming after me,” the more and more versatile Davidson responded with a shout-out to an precise interview Rodgers gave on “The Pat McAfee Show” earlier this week.

Which is to say SNL went full Fox News, full NFL and full MAGA tonight in a chilly open that aimed to roast the Rupert Murdoch-owned conservative cable channel, the “cancel culture”-battling Green Bay Packers star (who clearly was not the only option to exchange Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!) and a sure former Celebrity Apprentice host.

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“People can talk all they want, but at the end of the day, my record is still 7 and 1,” Davidson’s Rodgers went on to say to Strong’s boozy and meandering Jeanine Pirro, praising him for not getting vaccinated as a result of he thought it might make him sterile. “Meaning, of the eight people I’ve infected, seven are fine.”

Now, if Rodgers’ false equivalency wasn’t sufficient to place below the microscope within the opening minutes of SNL, new Governor-elect of Virginia Glenn Youngkin (as portrayed by Alex Moffat) was on too. Of course, as is true of the Old Dominion Republican, this Youngkin was additionally the warm-up act for “former and basically current President of the United States, Donald Trump.”

“It’s great to be here, Judge Judy, and it’s great to win again,” started the James Austin Johnson-played Trump (who hosted SNL too, I would add). “You are going to see a lot more winning where that came from, let me tell you, you are going to see a lot,” SNL‘s latest depiction of Trump went on to say, taking credit for Youngkin’s win in Virginia and thrilling, to place it mildly, Strong’s Pirro fangirl – as you possibly can see above.

Doing political double obligation now on SNL this yr together with his Joe Biden personification as properly, new solid member Johnson proceeded to show how Trump he might go in a task practically perfected by Alec Baldwin by providing some unsolicited rundown recommendation on Star Wars, the brand new Dune film, Marvel’s simply opened Eternals (too diverse) and Chris Pratt in the upcoming Super Mario flick. “You know what, I’m very close with Mario, very close with Luigi, you know our wives play play golf together,” Johnson’s Trump opined in phrases that nobody would doubt the actual Trump would say with out a hint of irony.

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And, for as soon as, all of it labored for SNL, or as Strong’s Judge Jeanine put it: “Wow Mr. President, you’re a genius, a patriot and one handsome mountain of a man!”

At the top of a news-packed week of local weather change conferences, GOP election wins, Trump depositions, a booming jobs report, Democrats pulling tragedy out of Joe Biden’s triumph of a yr in the past after which discovering a protracted overdue invoice with the House of Representatives passing POTUS’ $1 trillion infrastructure plan late final night time, SNL had a boatload of supply materials to select from for its chilly opening.

Back from a brief break and a little bit of a scores rebound with ex-cast member Jason Sudeikis as host on October 23, tonight’s fifth episode of the forty seventh season sees Succession star Kieran Culkin as host and Ed Sheeran as musical visitor.

While the bespectacled singer-songwriter insisted this week to Howard Stern that he all the time supposed to carry out on SNL regardless of testing constructive for Covid-19 in late October, there was some query if Sheeran could be showing reside or just about on the present. Coming simply over every week after Sheeran’s fifth studio album was launched, the SNL efficiency by the now quarantine-free singer can be in Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in entrance of a small reside viewers.

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Although it’s his first time as SNL host, Emmy nominee Culkin really first appeared on the present practically 30 years in the past on November 23, 1991, when his brother Macaulay was the host – have a look:

Next week sees The Harder They Fall star Jonathan Majors internet hosting SNL with musical visitor Taylor Swift again for her sixth go to to the present.

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