- The final episode of the 43rd season of “Saturday Night Live” starred former cast member Tina Fey as host.
- The “SNL” cold opening spoofed “The Sopranos” finale with Alec Baldwin playing President Trump and Robert De Niro playing special counsel Robert Mueller.
- Fey reprised her role as Sarah Palin and sang a message to the members of Trump’s White House.
The 43rd season of “Saturday Night Live” wrapped up with Alec Baldwin returning as President Donald Trump and host Tina Fey reviving her Sarah Palin impression.
The opening skit was a spoof of the controversial finale of “The Sopranos,” the HBO show about the mafia that ended in 2007. In the sketch, Trump entered a New Jersey diner, sat at a booth, and played Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” on the jukebox.
When the waitress asked Trump if he has any question, Trump responded, “Is HPV different than HIV?”, referencing Bill Gates’ acknowledgement that the president asked him about the two diseases.
Trump was soon joined by his lawyer Rudy Giuliani (played by Kate McKinnon), his former personal attorney Michael Cohen (played by Ben Stiller), and Donald Trump Jr. (played by Mikey Day).
Trump asked Giuliani if he appeared on “Fox News” the night before.
“Like 20 times, yeah,” Giuliani responded. “Don’t worry, I told them that you were openly colluding with Russia, but then I ended with, ‘So what!’ So it will be fine.”
Soon after, special counsel Robert Mueller (played by Robert De Niro), entered the diner and sat at a nearby table.
He then crossed the room and signalled to Trump that he is being watched, before the scene cut to black.
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The cold open was not the only star-studded sketch of the night.
Fey, who was a cast member and writer for “SNL” from 1997 to 2006, reprised her role as 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Fey played the former Alaska governor in the fall of 2008 leading up to the election.
“Politics is a wild ride,” Fey’s Palin said from a set of the White House. “One minute you’re on top, and then you’re gone in the blink of a Scaramucci.”
She then gave a message to members of the Trump administration: “Enjoy your moment – who knows how long it will last.”
Palin started singing a rendition of “What I Did for Love” from “A Chorus Line.” Cast members portraying Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, Stormy Daniels, and Omarosa Manigault joined her.
Former “SNL” cast member Fred Armisen also played “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff and frequent host John Goodman played former Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Her monologue featured celebrity cameos with Jerry Seinfeld, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Rock, Robert De Niro, Fred Armisen, Anne Hathaway, and Donald Glover asking audience questions. Tracy Morgan also came by to give Fey a birthday surprise.
Watch the full clips below:
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