"Saturday Night Live" opened its penultimate episode of Season 43 with a special message for and from mothers on the eve of Mother's Day instead of their usual political satire. The performers introduced their mothers to the audience and stood side by side on the stage. But soon the conversation turned to Trump.
Kenan Thompson's mother noticed that she likes the show, "apart from all the political stuff."
"We understand it!" She said.
Afterwards Mikey Day reminded his mother that he was in a production of "The Crucible", she replied that such a story was "very similar to the witch hunt against President Trump".
Luke Nell's mother followed him and told him "enough with the Trump jokes." It did not seem to matter that he reminded her that he did not write her, as she continued, "And why does & # 39; SNL & # 39; never over the crooked Hillary! "
" I'm so new here, please do not do that to me, "he replied.
Chris Redd asked his mother not to, but she had bigger fish for frying than questions about politics. "I do not understand why everyone is concentrating on Trump if you should focus on Jesus," she said.
"Jesus is not president, Mom," he emphasized.
"And that's the problem!" She said.
Colin Jost's mother said she believes Alec Baldwin is making a great Trump impression, but thinks too mean. "Who writes that stuff?" She asked, prompting Josh to blame Michael Che.
Mothers were the hot topic of the entire episode, and Amy Schumer, episode presenter, spoke with them directly during her monologue stand-up routine. In it she asked mothers to make the boys a little nicer, pointing out that when a boy knocked books out of the girls' hands or pushed them down, the girls were told that the boys liked them.
The first sketch after the monologue was a game show ala "The Newlywed Game", but with mother-child candidates. Kate McKinnon and Mikey played a mother-son duo with too close a relationship and talked about how they slept in the same bed and what their biggest fear was that he would meet a woman and one day marry.
Later in the episode, a digital short film looked at the truth of birth compared to the sugarcoated version of the story that mothers tell their children. And Melissa McCarthy appeared as the proudest pansy in the world.
Meanwhile, most of the political talk was limited to "Weekend Update," with Jost talking about helping Trump secure North Korean prisoners and saying that he had a good one. Because he did not even say, "Wait, I thought they were Americans," they greeted, and though Trump claimed to have the highest 3 o'clock reviews on such an event, came the highest rating at that time of election night "Liberals hoped that they were beaten."
"Sure, that's a decent week for Trump," conceded Che. "The same as a decent date with R. Kelly is to go home dry."
"Weekend Update" also discussed the week's news about Michael Cohen, the Iran Deal, Rudy Giuliani and Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign. 19659006] See the "SNL" cold down on May 12:
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