“Saturday Night Live” skewered the acquittal of President Biden and Kyle Rittenhouse on this weekend’s show.
Friday was “weird” for Biden, said Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost, heading the fake news segment.
“He underwent anesthesia for a colonoscopy, and when he woke up the House had passed the $ 2 trillion social safety net bill, Rittenhouse’s verdict was announced and a woman had technically being president for the first time in its history. And while Biden was dealing with everything he was rushed to forgive a turkey named peanut butter. “
Jost noted that Biden had just turned 79.
“Half the country already thinks he’s senile. You can’t drop all this on him the second he goes out of gas.”
The comic said he was surprised “how well it turned out” for Biden on Friday, reminding viewers of a 2009 viral YouTube video titled “David After Dentist” that a parent took from a still-insane child gas after oral surgery. Jost said he was surprised no one posted a “Biden after colonoscopy” video.
While speaking about former President Trump adviser Steve Bannon going to the FBI for contempt of Congress, Jost mentioned that Bannon said, “We are suppressing the Biden regime.”
“I hate to tell you, Steve,” Jost replied, “but I think Biden covered it all on his own” – as a graph showed the president’s declining numbers in the polls.
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The segment devoted much of its political impact on Saturday to Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal of murder after killing two people and injuring another during a Black Lives Matter protest and riot in Kenosha, Wis. , Last year.
“I hope he got all these shots out of his system before he became a cop,” joked co-host Michael Che.
Che also suggested to protesters who took to the streets on Friday to decry the verdict: “Maybe don’t try it” since “he just shot at protesters.”
Jost took aim at U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz saying the congressman believed Rittenhouse would make a great intern in Congress.
“Because Gaetz has always loved teenagers who are willing to do terrible things,” he joked, referring to accusations regarding Gaetz’s alleged involvement with a 17-year-old girl.
Earlier in the show, Rittenhouse trial judge Bruce Schroeder (played by Mikey Day) looked at Liberal perceptions that he was conservative. Day’s Schroeder claimed it was “standard procedure” that he would not allow the men shot by Rittenhouse to be called “victims” and instead of being shot they were “gadoinké”. He also called Rittenhouse a “client”.
Liz Cheney still a Republican?
A later sketch on the show titled “Republican or Not,” which depicts a bogus game show where contestants had to guess whether someone was conservative or liberal based on their statements, mocked US Rep. Liz Cheney after the Wyoming GOP voted to no longer recognize her as a Republican.
“But I’m a Republican,” Cheney (Cecily Strong) said after appearing on the game show and being told by host Kenan Thompson that she wasn’t.
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“You could tell everyone,” Thompson said as the host laughed. “But that’s not what Republicans say. Like it or not, you are the Rachel Dolezal of the Republican Party.” Dolezal was a white professor who served as chapter president of the NAACP and lied that he was black.
“It was so cute,” Thompson said after Strong’s Cheney claimed she “had fought for Republican values my whole life.”
He said he was looking forward to seeing her on “MSNBC in about a week.”
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu hosted the episode and rapper Saweetie was the musical guest.