Last night (October 15), Emily Blunt hosted the third SNL of the season with musical guest Bruno Mars. The show was a bit of a comedown from last week's stellar episode with Lin-Manuel Miranda, but Emily Blunt showed herself to be funny, versatile, and game to do any weird thing she was asked to do (including playing a robot, a giant hamster, and a sink).
This episode also happened to be the straw that broke the camel's back for presidential candidate (and two-time SNL host) Donald Trump, who tweeted early this morning:
Let's see what finally drove Trump off the edge, and look at the best sketches of the night:
"Melanianade" Is Melania Trump's Beyoncé-Inspired Revenge Anthem
In a parody of Beyoncé's video for "Sorry," the SNL cast portrayed each of the women in Donald Trump's life, including Melania Trump (Cecily Strong), Ivanka Trump (Blunt), Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), Omarosa (Sasheer Zamata), and Tiffany Trump (Vanessa Bayer). Melania warns Trump not to underestimate her, while Conway resents cleaning up Trump's messes and Ivanka laments her ruined friendship with Chelsea Clinton. Instead of "Becky with the good hair," the song says that without the women by his side, Trump would just be "that guy with the weird hair."
SNL Takes On The Second Presidential Debate (And Ken Bone)
The episode's cold open was a parody of the second ("and worst ever") presidential debate, which happened all the way back on Sunday, October 9th, and unfortunately feels like an eternity ago. (Their admittedly funny depiction of undecided voter Ken Bone will likely be the last thing ever said about Bone on television.)
Mirroring the actual election, Alec Baldwin's Trump continues to get more and more disgusting and reprehensible (at one point even getting gasps from the audience), while Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton gets more and more confident, with her unflappable response to Trump ("get real, I'm made out of steel") providing one of the best moments of the night.
Weekend Update Hosts Keep Trump In Their Crosshairs
The hosts of Weekend Update continue to be some of Trump's harshest critics, with Jost and Che again devoting the bulk of the early part of their segment to Trump's recent controversies. The Weekend Update desk also hosted regular characters Olga Povlotasky (Kate McKinnon) and Laura Parsons (Vanessa Bayer), who were both (as always) delightfully inappropriate.
SNL's Short Film Festival Q&A Is Too Real
If you've ever been to a film festival or a screening of a short film, this sketch hits way too close to home. The entire audience for the screening of "Qua" turns out to be the cast and crew of the film, leaving only Vanessa Bayer to ask every question at the Q&A.
New York's Hottest Women's Clothing Line Is Chonk
This pre-taped sketch poked fun at plus-size clothing brands and their empowering commercials by imagining one called "Chonk." Simple, yet effective.