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‘SNL’ mocks Fox News and Trump for their views on Russian invasion at Cold Open – NBC Chicago

A week after paying tribute to Ukraine in its cold open, “Saturday Night Live” returned to its comedic roots this week by skewering Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham for taking pro-Vladimir Putin stances. as Russia threatened Ukraine.

The cold open was billed as the “Fox News Ukrainian Invasion Celebration Spectacular” at Mar-a-Lago, with Carlson and Ingraham hosting the event.

“We got in some trouble for all the good things we said about Russia and all the bad things we said about Ukraine,” said Carlson, played by Alex Moffat.

“We looked pretty awful in hindsight and forethought,” Ingraham, played by Kate McKinnon, said.

They went on to explain that they had also been reprimanded for saying on air that they found Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ‘pathetic’ because he had stayed and fought with his people, and that he called the Russian invasion of Ukraine a “border dispute”. respectively by organizing a fundraiser for the real victims: the Russian oligarchs.

“I kept saying we should be more worried about Mexico invading our own border,” Moffat said. “But in my defense, I’m a racist, so I thought it was true.”

Ingraham went on to assure viewers that “former and current President of the United States Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson)” will be handling the phone lines for callers wishing to donate.

After cutting to Donald Trump who criticized Beyond burgers and the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reboot, the Fox News hosts said they would send a network care package to “every Russian soldier” that included “a six-month My Pillow subscription”. to LifeLock and 10 American flag catheters.”

Then came out “the real Prince Harry and Meghan Markle,” Cecily Strong’s Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Mikey Day as Eric Trump Jr., singing the song “Shallow” from “A Star is Born.”

After quickly chasing them off the stage, Moffat’s Carlson and McKinnon’s Ingraham showed off free T-shirts that they were going to give away.

The front read, “I stormed the Capitol,” and the back read, “This does not constitute an admission of guilt.”

The fundraiser ended with Fox News hosts announcing that “a Russian boat is currently being towed by NATO”, mocking recent yachts that have been seized from Russian oligarchs following recent sanctions, and joking that since Putin is trying to block free speech, they should also shut down CNN.

In fact, CNN has suspended broadcasts from Russia, along with ABC News, CBS News and the BBC, following the passage of a new law that could land journalists in jail even for calling it a ‘special operation’. of Putin of “war” or “invasion”. ”

Actor Oscar Isaac made his debut as a ‘Saturday Night Live’ host by speaking in his opening monologue on upcoming Disney+ series ‘Moon Knight,’ which serves as his introduction to the cinematic universe. Marvel, and more.

“I’m so excited to be here. This is my first time hosting “SNL,” Isaac said as he entered the stage. pandemic.’ And they were like, ‘What pandemic?’

The actor went on to say that although his stage name is Oscar Isaac, his full name is Oscar Isaac Hernández Estrada.

“I said to Hollywood, ‘You can choose two of these names.’ Guess what they left with? White people,” he joked.

“I’m half-Guatemalan, half-Cuban or, as the casting directors say, ‘ethnically ambiguous.’ According to them, I can play anything from pharaoh to Timothée Chalamet’s dad,” Isaac said of his role in the movie “Dune.”

You know that joke about a priest, a rabbi, and a pastor walking into a bar, Isaac asked? “Yeah,” he deadpanned, “I could play anyone in that joke.”

In the show’s first skit, Isaac, playing a city councilman, alongside a group of concerned citizens (Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Mikey Day), calls for the removal of the “Paw Patrol” from an election campaign ad. .

The initiative saw the mayor (Ego Nwodim) fire all local police, firefighters and paramedics and replace them with a group of six talking dogs.

“The ‘Paw Patrol’ is run by a six-year-old boy named Ryder,” Isaac’s character explained.

“Who is this kid? Beat me. As far as we know, he has no parents and he doesn’t go to school. But maybe that’s for the best, because with all our tax dollars to pay for all those cockapoos jetpacks, we now have one of the worst schools in the state.

Based on the hit Netflix show “Inventing Anna” about convicted con artist and fraudster Anna Sorokin, who claimed to be a wealthy German heiress (her alias was known to be Anna Delvey), comes the parody “Inventing Chloe.”

Chloe Fineman, after having watched the Netflix series a little too much, tries her hand at the high life: Anna Delvey style.

She uses Sorokin’s infamous – and weird – accent to convince some of her “SNL” colleagues that showrunner Lorne Michaels gave her the role of James Austin Johnson on the show as President Joe Biden, and takes the place. of Michael Che’s co-anchor on Weekend Update.

During the Weekend Update news segment, Colin Jost mentioned how military experts were surprised “that despite superior firepower, the Russian military has been held back by aging equipment, low motivation and inept leadership.

“So basically it’s the [Los Angeles] Lakers,” joked Jost.

In coronavirus-related news, co-host Michael Che explained how next week New York City will no longer require bars and restaurants to show proof of vaccination, as well as lifting the vaccination mandate for meals and indoor events.

“Finally! said the following variant”, Che joked.

Next week, March 12, Zoë Kravtiz will host with musical guest Rosalía.

NBC Chicago

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