“Saturday Night Live” made political waves during the off-season with its premiere installment of “Weekend Update Summer Edition” on Thursday. Among the most notable moments was when Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) compared his meeting with Russian lawyers to NBC’s early 2000s hidden-camera program “To Catch a Predator,” which stopped sexual predators before they could commit a crime. Do you think “SNL” crossed the line? Watch the video above and then sound off down in the comments section.
“Yes, I went to the meeting but nothing illegal happened,” declared Don Jr. while sitting next his brother Eric Trump (Alex Moffatt). “It’s like on ‘To Catch a Predator.’ You know about this, Colin. Guy shows up to a house with a 12-pack of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Turns out it’s a sting. Guy shouldn’t get in trouble because nothing happened! You’re with me on this, right Colin?”
Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost quickly responded, “I’ve never been with you.” Also in the hilarious sketch, Eric was infatuated with his fidget spinner, while Don Jr. praised his father, President Donald Trump. Alas, Alec Baldwin did not appear to reprise his Emmy-nominated role as papa Trump, but there’s always next week.
Also joining the inaugural outing of “Weekend Update Summer Edition” was Bill Hader as disgraced former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and Emmy-nominated Leslie Jones as a muscled-up version of herself. Watch our fun “Saturday Night Live” Emmy interview with Jones.
“Weekend Update Summer Edition” continues airing Thursday nights on NBC, hosted by Jost and Michael Che. The late-night sketch comedy earned a whopping 22 Emmy nominations this year, tying with “Westworld” for the most of any show. Do you think “SNL” will win Best Variety Sketch Series for the first time since 1993?
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