To a country in turmoil, Alec Baldwin’s take on President Donald “Did he really just say that?” Trump on Saturday Night Live has been a gentle, cooling hand on our collective fevered brow.
Melissa McCarthy’s impression of frequently embattled and easily enraged White House press secretary Sean Spicer, which she debuted on SNL last night, should have the same effect on you. It’s always comforting when someone points out that you’re not crazy or imagining things, the situation really IS this batshit crazy and some extra sort of people are, for real, running the world.
Via Vanity Fair:
McCarthy’s version of Spicer cancels the National Parks Service as an aside, ignores concerned questions about Bannon’s role on the N.S.C., uses props to get her point across, and locks a disobedient CNN reporter in a cage.
SNL is pretty much a news source at this point, so they’re serving up as much satire of our current administration as possible. Last night, Alec appeared as Trump earlier in the FIRST cold open of the episode (Melissa yelled out the “Live from New York…” when she ended her sketch). They have enough material to do two cold opens now. Lorne Michaels can’t sleep on his stomach anymore due to the rigid and permanent erection he has over ratings and press and the Trump era is only two weeks in.
You can watch Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer (the only thing she was missing were the purple bags under his eyes that make you wonder if he’s able to sleep ever or at all) below.
Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump started last night’s Saturday Night Live cold open by noting “Yes, this is real life. This is really happening.”
Truer words and all that! It was revealed this week that US intelligence agencies were given info that our incoming president allegedly might have been compromised- sorry, “kompromated-ed,” by the Russians. With what, you ask?
Despite our current political situation feeling like we’re all aboard a transatlantic flight when suddenly a complete and utter jackass with no training has been allowed to fly the fucking plane, there is still room for laughter.
This week, when Donald Trump wasn’t bizarrely insisting that more nuclear weapons would solve all of our problems, he bragged about all the A-listers dying to be at his inauguration. The laughter stems from the fact that he might be… hold on to your pearls… lying. President-elect Circus Peanut is reportedly panicking because most celebrities would rather be caught in inappropriate situations with farm animals than be seen at his inauguration. One celebrity, however, has stepped forward to offer their star power.
The only thing that will get some of us through the next four years (oh, everything that is holy and good and kind in the cosmos, please let it only be four years) is going to be laughter. Luckily, Alec Baldwin’s perfect impression of President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live is like a gentle hug from America itself, along with a soft whisper letting us know that, perhaps, everything will be ok (it probably won’t, but for this post and our sanity, lets play along).
There’s plenty of things to dislike about Alec Baldwin. Often times his teeth aren’t able to snap shut quickly enough before ridiculous statements escape his mouth. He’s highly irritable. He’s married to a woman who does yoga on planes. And we’ll always have #RudeThoughtlessLittlePig.
He has managed to balance the scales, however, with the pluperfect Donald Trump impression he unveiled on the Saturday Night Live premiere. Not since Larry David did Bernie Sanders has it worked so well! His characterization, teamed with whomever wrote the opening number, truly captured our potential future Asshole-In-Chief. The cold open satirized last week’s first presidential debate, and Kate McKinnon is still playing Hillary Clinton.
The Hollywood Reporter sez that the idea to have Alec play Donald was Tina Fey’s and longtime SNL czar Lorne Michaels.
The choice to go with Baldwin over a current cast member was the idea of former star and head writer Tina Fey, “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I just thought he’d be brilliant doing it and I thought he and Kate [McKinnon] would be a match,” Michaels said.
Watch Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump below.
In my mind, that’s Hilaria Baldwin’s birthin’ pose and as she does it, Alec Baldwin stands on the other side of the delivery room waiting to catch their latest bundle of baby. Also in my mind, those two pooches are bracing themselves for a possible double yoga fart-queef attack.
58-year-old Alec Baldwin became somebody’s father for the fourth time yesterday. People says that in NYC last night, Alec’s second wife, 32-year-old Hilaria Baldwin, gave birth to a baby boy who I’m sure is already doing the one-handed tree pose in a crib.