Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Last night, protesters gathered outside 30 Rock in New York City to protest presidential candidate Donald Trump hosting Saturday Night Live, and earlier this week there was an offer on the table from a website called DeportRacism.com offering $5,000 to any audience member in attendance to yell “Deport Trump” or “Trump is racist” during the live broadcast of the show. Add that to all the think pieces and uproar, and there was quite an upset concerning the politician hosting the sketch show for a second time.
However, in the end it didn’t really turn out to be worth all that much trouble because thanks to concerns over equal time on network television, Trump was only given 12 total minutes of screentime during the entire episode. And not only did this episode fail to heal any wounds that Trump might have created for some in his presidential campaign, but it just wasn’t a good episode in general.
Check out our full review of the Donald Trump Saturday Night Live episode below!
Hotline Bling Parody – You’ve probably seen plenty of memes poking fun at Drake’s new music video for his track “Hotline Bling,” but this is really the best one. And honestly, this was the only time that Donald Trump made me genuinely laugh out loud. Hearing him sing the lyrics to the song while dancing like a true old white man was just hilarious. Also, I’d be really interested to see how many Drake fans are actually familiar with Ed Grimley, let alone Martin Short. But I loved this parody.
Bad Girls – At first I was hoping this was some kind of follow-up to the “(Do It on My) Twin Bed.” And while that wasn’t the case (although I suppose this could be considered a prequel of sorts), this was still a fantastic pre-recorded sketch. Sadly, both of the best sketches were not live this time, but all things considered, I suppose this was somewhat inevitable.
Mr. Crocker – This is pure Beck Bennett, and his energy in this sketch is exactly what was needed to give a little kick in the pants to the end of the show. Sadly, because Bennett’s incredible voice is used to sing popular tunes throughout the entire sketch, this one isn’t available online due to music copyright issues, but you might be lucky enough to find it online still.