For ‘Saturday Night Live,’ No Shortage of Targets, Including Louis C.K. and Roy Moore

Mr. Day protested, “The left-wing media loves to repeat these sexual harassment stories. There’s a new one every day, Mike.”

Mr. Bennett replied. “I know. Even I heard about Louis C.K. and I’m not allowed to watch TV, I’m only allowed to listen to it.”

Kate McKinnon emerged from a cabinet in the role of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who ran through some of Mr. Moore’s other recent behavior: waving a gun onstage, and proclaiming that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to hold office in Congress and that 9-11 was God’s punishment for sodomy.

“I love it,” Ms. McKinnon said. “You check a lot of boxes for me, Roy, but this is really bad. I’m usually the creepiest one in the room, but I look at you and I’m like, oh my God.”

The sketch ended with Ms. McKinnon delivering a soliloquy to a stuffed possum she called Papa.

She said, “There’s so many men out there, acting like monsters. Mr. Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, the president. Daddy, has this been happening forever? Have I both fostered and benefited from a culture of systemic oppression? No? Well, that’s a relief.”

Monologue Jokes of the Week

Ms. Haddish, who is the first black female comedian to host “Saturday Night Live,” talked in her monologue about how she’d grown up in foster care and considered “S.N.L.” to be her favorite show. “You have no idea how difficult it is to get a group of black and Hispanic kids to watch ‘S.N.L.’ over ‘In Living Color,’” she said.

Tiffany Haddish Monologue – SNL Video by Saturday Night Live

Taking on the topic of sexual harassment, Ms. Haddish offered some advice to male viewers.

“Fellas, I got a tip for y’all,” she said. “I like to call it Tiffany’s tip. It’s a Tiff tip. Listen, fellas, listen, O.K.? If you got your thing-thing out, and she got all her clothes on, you’re wrong. You’re in the wrong. Wait till she takes her own clothes off, then pull your thing-thing out, O.K.?”

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Colin Jost as “Weekend Update” co-anchor: “Well, it’s a good weekend to stay inside, since it’s 20 degrees out, and everyone you’ve ever heard of is a sex monster.” Credit NBC

Weekend Update Riffs of the Week

The topic of sexual misconduct resurfaced in a pair of riffs by the “Weekend Update” co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Mr. Jost began by saying, “Well, it’s a good weekend to stay inside, since it’s 20 degrees out, and everyone you’ve ever heard of is a sex monster.” (At this moment, the screen showed pictures of Louis C.K., Mr. Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and Mr. Moore.)

Mr. Jost continued:

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of having inappropriate sexual relations when he was in his 30s with several teenage girls. Now, I’m not saying he’s guilty, but his naughty little cowboy outfit is screaming it. He looks like a guy who shows up in “Westworld” and says, Hey can someone show me where the middle school is? And how are we still surprised that someone who puts the Ten Commandments up everywhere doesn’t follow them? What’s next, it turns out the guy who always jokes about masturbating wasn’t joking about masturbating?

(Here the screen showed another picture of Louis C.K.)

In his own run of jokes, Mr. Che said, “Alabama state auditor Jim Zeigler defended Roy Moore using Mary and Joseph as examples, saying, ‘Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.’ Oh, word? So that’s what you’re going with? Roy Moore was trying to make a Jesus? Oh, O.K. So I guess R. Kelly was just trying to make it rain for 40 days and 40 nights.”

Human Resources Staff Member of the Week

In a desk-side character piece on “Weekend Update,” Cecily Strong played Claire, an especially harried member of NBC’s human resources department, as she attempted to educate Mr. Jost on the company’s sexual harassment policy.

Weekend Update: Claire from HR – SNL Video by Saturday Night Live

Administering a quiz to Mr. Jost, Ms. Strong asked, “What is the appropriate way to handle a workplace relationship: A) inform someone at H.R.; B) lock her in a room and make her look at it; or C) bully her out of the entire industry?”

When Mr. Jost correctly answered A, Ms. Strong replied, “You’d be surprised how many people get that wrong. It could make you lose your damn mind,” then cackled for good measure.

She also held up a doll dressed in a suit and asked Mr. Jost, “When talking to a co-worker in the office, where should you keep your penis?” (“Just point on the doll where your penis should be,” she explained. “No wrong answers here, just super wrong answers.”)

Ms. Strong told Mr. Jost he had passed but warned, “I’m sure I’ll be back next week and the week after that, forever and ever,” she said. “Because all of this isn’t just a scandal. It didn’t just start last week. It’s just actual reality for half of the population.” She then took a swig of hand sanitizer, glanced at her phone and exclaimed, “George Takei, no!

Equal Opportunity Offenders of the Week

A sketch in the guise of an advertisement for the Democratic National Committee featured several “S.N.L.” cast members and a couple of beloved alumni playing prominent Democrats celebrating the party’s electoral successes this week. The tone was set by Alex Moffat, playing Senator Charles Schumer of New York, who declared, “We haven’t felt this confident since the day before Trump won.”

Weekend Update on Democrats’ Election Victories – SNL Video by Saturday Night Live

The sketch also featured Ms. Strong as Senator Dianne Feinstein of California and Ms. McKinnon as Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader. “Together, we’re going to end the spirit of divisiveness in this country by focusing on how we won the governor’s races in two of the 10 states we care about,” Ms. Strong said.

Ms. McKinnon said, “And we learned our lesson from the last election: We can’t just appeal to coastal elites. We need mouth-breathers from Wisconsin.” Ms. Strong added, “And window-lickers from Ohio as well.”

Larry David, who hosted “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, reprised his recurring role as Senator Bernie Sanders while making reference to his own controversial “S.N.L.” monologue. “We’re really going to lace into people if they don’t say what’s politically correct,” Mr. David said. “Like these comics out there who think it’s O.K. to make jokes about concentration camps. That guy should rot in hell.”

Ms. McKinnon played a second character in the sketch, returning as Hillary Clinton. “Another chance for me, Hillary Rodham Clinton,” she said. “Just one more chance. And maybe one more chance after that.”

Playing the role of Donna Brazile, the longtime Democratic Party official, Leslie Jones responded, “I thought she was dead.”

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