‘SNL’ Opening Shows New Face As Donald Trump

From a Super Bowl-winning quarterback to Super Mario, Saturday Night Live brought together controversial topics in the opening sketch for a week, giving a new cast member a glimpse of Donald Trump.

From a Super Bowl-winning quarterback to Super Mario, Saturday Night Live brought together controversial topics in the opening sketch for a week, giving a new cast member a glimpse of Donald Trump.

The NBC variety show opened Saturday’s episode with Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, played by Pete Davidson, in a Fox News parody interview about not getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

“Our first guest is an American brave enough to get up and get up and say, ‘Wrong, science, I know Joe Rogan!’” said Cecily Strong’s Jeanine Pirro, who suggested Rodgers.

Strong’s Pirro continues: “You have not been vaccinated. And then? What does it matter? It’s your body, your choice. And please never use that quote for anything else.”

“Exactly, Jeanine, it’s my body and my Covid. I could give it to whoever I want, but suddenly the awake crowd comes after me,” said Davidson’s Rodgers.

Then Pirro of Strong points out that he said he was not vaccinated because he would become infertile.

“In the end, my record is still 7-1. Meaning of the eight people I’ve infected, seven are fine,” replied Davidson’s Rodgers.

The interview then turns to Strong’s Pirro who asked Glenn Youngkin, the elected governor of Virginia, played by Alex Moffat, about his election race earlier this week.

“My victory in Virginia proves that people are very concerned about education,” said Moffat’s Youngkin.

When asked who gave him the most votes, he said, “People who didn’t go to college.”

Strong’s Pirro then asks Moffat’s Youngkin if he knows what critical theory is, to which he replies, “Simple. That’s why I was chosen,” adding that it’s not important.

Moffat’s Youngkin then welcomed the leader of his parental task force—Helen Stevens, played by Heidi Gardner—to give her opinion on books that should be banned from schools.

“When my son brought home a copy of Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’, I put down my copy of ‘Fifty Shades’ and said, ‘No, a woman? called Toni? Not in my ‘Merica’.

Gardner’s Stevens said she and a group of other parents got together and made a list of books that shouldn’t be taught in schools. “Holes” sounded too sexual; the “pride” in “Pride & Prejudice” is co-opted by “the gays”; and “The Great Gatsby” has “too much jazz”.

“‘Moby Dick.’ Now, that’s a toss-up. Title is dirty; I love that the whale is white,” said Gardner’s Stevens.

Moffat’s Youngkin expressed his gratitude to the parents who chose him without the help of former GOP President Donald Trump.

Moments later, the screen splits and Moffat’s Youngkin is shown next to James Austin Johnson’s Donald Trump.

“I just wanted to congratulate Glenn Youngkin and especially myself on a great victory in Virginia. Glad we did it together,” Trump said of Johnson.

Moffat’s Youngkin distances himself from the former president’s impressionist, saying, “Oh, you can take me off the split screen.”

“No no no. We did this together, Glenn. … I really want you to stay,” Trump said of Johnson. “It’s great to be winning again honestly.”

Then Johnson’s impression of Trump explodes in a rant about “Star Wars,” “Dune,” lasers and swords, and “Game of Thrones.”

“Wow, you’re impressive, how do you keep all that in your head?” asked Pirro of Strong.

“Well, I had my ears sealed, so nothing comes in or out,” Johnson replied.

Then Johnson’s Trump throws another incoherent rant about Chris Pratt, Super Mario, “Eternals” and Santa Claus.

The show then started with the traditional sign “Live from New York…It’s Saturday night!”

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