SNL S41 E4 Donald Trump Parents Review
For all the attention given to Trump hosting, this was a terribly boring episode. Certainly nothing was gained by SNL having him host. A few moments just felt like free airtime for his campaign. Many sketches were clean, but again, they were boring. The brightest spot was Drake’s Hotline Bling Parody (where Trump actually played his part really well), followed by a benign Bad Girls. Feel free to skip the rest.
Fine for Kids
Hotline Bling Parody – Drake (Jay Pharoah) defends his “Hotline Bling” dance moves, pointing out that dads (Beck Bennett), teachers (Taran Killam), tax guys (Donald Trump) and Ed Grimley (Martin Short) all dance like him.
Rock Band – Gene Breads (Donald Trump) thinks his solo is unfairly short just because he plays the laser harp.
White House 2018 – With Donald Trump as president, peace has been restored in Syria, Mexico pays to build the wall and Omarosa (Sasheer Zamata) and Ivanka Trump are members of the cabinet.
Monologue – Donald Trump is joined by Taran Killam as Donald Trump and Darrell Hammond as Donald Trump. Plus, Larry David makes a surprise appearance.
Word of Caution
Bad Girls -From not paying for lemonade to leaving ice cream in the bread aisle, bad girls (Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Sasheer Zamata, Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon) do it well. Loved the ending.
Democratic Forum Cold Open – Martin O’Malley (Taran Killam), Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) and Bernie Sanders (Larry David) answer questions from moderator Rachel Maddow (Cecily Strong) at the MSNBC Democratic candidates forum.
Live Tweeting – When he can’t appear in a sketch, Donald Trump instead live-tweets it and rates its stars, Taran Killam, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and Vanessa Bayer. Tricking with timing, and a clever idea but still just a weak sketch.
Definitely Not for Kids
Porn Stars – Donald Trump – The former porn stars (Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong) campaign for Donald Trump and get a visit from Ronald McDonald McTrump (Bobby Moynihan).
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