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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open Targets Ukraine Crisis

Saturday night liveTargeting the growing crisis in Ukraine, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and President Biden were cool, including a timely mention of the debunked Tom Brady retirement plan. out earlier in the day.

The sketch begins with President Biden (starring James Austin Johnson in “SNL”) receiving a briefing in the Oval Office about the tense situation in Eastern Europe and other global hot topics from trusted assistants and mentors, led by Ego Nwodim, Alex Moffat and Kenan Thompson. Updates for the week include Neil Young’s beefy quips with Spotify and Joe Rogan, and the question of whether famed defender Tom Brady has decided to retire (and whether ESPN is correct in his opinion). reports “sources” published earlier on Saturday).

In the sketch, one of Biden’s advisers told the President that some of the Ukrainian intelligence came “from the very people who told us Tom Brady was retiring, so take it like salt dropped the tank.”

The sketch takes a look at fake Russian propaganda and misinformation that is spread to unnerve the Ukrainian people. “SNL” star Pete Davidson appeared in a viral video imitating Rodgers, wearing his autographed knit cap. In a nod to Rodgers’ pitch for State Farm coverage, Davidson sang the jingle song “like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”

The sketch returns to Johnson as Biden, who says in earnest, “Do Ukrainians believe he’s the real Aaron Rodgers?” Thompson’s character military commander replied, “Obviously that’s the real Aaron Rodgers.” Thompson’s character further elaborates on Russia’s ability to influence elections with disinformation: “Forty percent of Americans think you’ve lost the election, so that’s it. happen”.

Another “SNL” solution to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine? Send a mean girl in a matching pink suit (Chloe Fineman) to bully Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Saturday Night Live” host Willem Dafoe poked fun at his image playing psychotic characters in the film. “It’s nice to know you have the vibe of a social killer,” said Dafoe most recently on screen in the blockbuster hit “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

Dafoe looks like he’s having a lot of fun playing all sorts of different characters – and not just villains – in his host gig. He starred in a fake commercial for “male enhancement pills” Nugenix and had to judge a bad dog show (with real and very cute dogs) with Aidy Bryant. Defoe also plays Maurice, the father of Princess Belle (Fineman). Quite a departure from the Disney source material, instead of Maurice sobbing over Belle being held captive by the Beast (Pete Davidson), he took advantage of leaving the French house alone and, uh, getting on mood setting.

Katy Perry was a guest at the musical. Her first performance was an acid-trippy performance of “When I’m Gone”, in which Perry dressed in a mushroom cowboy costume, featuring dancing mushrooms hugging fans saying “Eat” Me” and a giant garden hose.

In the Weekend Update, Peyton Manning guest-stars and addresses rumors about Tom Brady. Your thoughts? He will also retire if he has more time to watch “Emily in Paris”. Manning introduces the Netflix series of escapism, explaining the plot of Season 2 as if it were a football game. “You know what doesn’t sit on the sidelines? Fashion!, shouted Manning, right before donning a French beret.

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/saturday-night-live-pete-davidson-aaron-rodgers-cold-open-1235167013/ ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open Targets Ukraine Crisis

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