‘Saturday Night Live’ Revives Alec Baldwin’s Trump Impression, Slays Kendall Jenner Pepsi Ad Parody
So much goodness on last night's Saturday Night Live!
Alec surprised audiences when he first appeared as the controversial political commentator, who is in the midst of defending himself against a barrage of sexual assault allegations.
The sketch involved Bill hosting a regular segment of The O'Reilly Factor until he realized no one wants to work with him.
Throughout the sketch, Alec's Bill finds himself losing supporters. A reporter quits just as Bill is about to cut to her while another analyst, played by Cecily Strong, asks producers to blur her face and mask her voice during a segment.
In the sketch, 60 companies also pulled their ads from the program, leaving The O'Reilly Factor with just a handful of sponsors — Dog Cocaine, Eliquis (an erectile dysfunction medication for horses) and Chips (a critically panned film that debuted this year starring Dax Shepherd).
But the big surprise came when Alec's Bill welcomed President Trump to the broadcast. Much to the surprise of viewers, Trump was also played by Alec. That's right, Alec as Bill interviewed Alec as Trump. Of course, hilariousness ensued.
The fun primarily came from Trump and Bill continually complimenting each other and the metaness that came with it considering they were both played by Alec.
"I'm a big fan. Mr. President, you look even better on T.V.," Bill told Trump.
"I see a lot of myself in you, Bill," Trump responded.
But Trump and O'Reilly weren't the only slay-worthy impressions SNL tackled last night. The show also totally skewered a parody of Kendall's controversial Pepsi ad by showing what happened behind the scenes.
The sketch begins with the commercial's director, played by Beck Bennett, gushing to his sister about his idea for the ad, which involves Kendall handing a Pepsi to a police officer as an homage to the #BlackLivesMatter movement. His sister tells him it's tone deaf.
The director then runs through call after call with friends and neighbors who all tell him he's using other cultures to sell soda.
The sketch ends with a terrified Beck scrambling to rewrite the commercial. Then comes Kendall, played by Cecily, gabbing to a friend about how "cute" the commercial is.
"Um, I stop the police from shooting people by handing them a Pepsi? I know! It's cute, right?" Kendall tells a friend when he asks what the commercial is about.
As slay-worthy as the parodies were, don't let them overshadow last night's returning host, Louis C.K.
Louis, who was accompanied by musical guest The Chainsmokers, tackled white privilege and sex with a goat in his opening monologue. In 2015, the comedian faced backlash on the sketch show for joking about child molestation so his goat joke seemed like a safer nod to the controversy.
“I don’t care if you’re upset. I’m still getting the goat," Louis said.
Keep on slaying SNL.