“SNL” Cold Open: “Fox and Friends” by Will Smith, Disney, Trump Coup

If you were expecting this week’s “Saturday Night Live” to begin a sketch parodying the slap of Will Smith / Chris Rock at the Oscars, you may have been disappointed by the cold openness. (It was later.) The slap was indeed mentioned, but it was only one of several topics that arose when the show again turned into a Fox News parody to host the episode.

(Chris Red played Smith in the sketch later, and presenter Gerrad Carmichael played the seat filler sitting next to the star at the time of the slap.)

This week it was another meeting on “Fox and Friends” featuring presenters Steve Dusi (played by Alex Moffat), Ainsley Erhardt (Heidi Gardner) and Brian Kilmid (Mikey Day). The hosts welcomed Clarence Thomas (Kenan Thompson) and wife Ginny Thomas (Kate McKinnon) – whose support for the January 6 coup attempt was a lightning rod to the scandal.

“I’m very serious about my responsibilities as Yoko Ona of the Supreme Court,” McKinnon said of Ginny Thomas. “All I want is a tidal wave of biblical revenge to wash away the Biden criminal family all the way to Hitt, and then we’ll free Kraken.”

Also in the lead role of Jeanine Pira was Cecily Strong. “Later in Disney’s Five has a new exciting project: to turn your kindergarten into a gay one!” Strong as Pira shouted to the audience. “Governor DeSantis has signed a bill that protects our precious Florida schools from the dangerous American Ellen and Caitlin. By the way, Caitlin Jenner, welcome to the Fox News family! Now “Woke Disney” will not stop until the whole world of Disney is filled with twinkles, Cinderella and the merry Mr. Frog. “

When Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson) called, he was asked about the Smith / Rock Oscar slap. And he replied … calling Smith his character in the movie “Hitch.”

“I saw Slap, I liked the slap. I was very impressed with his Hitch. Pretty hand on Hitch. I always knew Hitch had a hand. Returning to the “Pursuit of Happiness”, he starts the car in the subway and gets out of it. I thought it was great. You know, in that movie they slept in the bathroom. It’s so sad. it’s also a sad night for Hitch. “

Well, and Trump basically admitted his role in the coup attempt. “I was too busy with the phone and the coup,” he said. “Maybe there should have been, maybe violence, maybe good. In the past, they used violence all the time. “

Comedian Jarod Carmichael is the host of the April 2 “Saturday Night Live.” The concert will take place one evening after the premiere of his special HBO issue “Jarod Carmichael: Rotaniel”.

“I will not talk about it,” Carmichael said at the beginning of his monologue. He meant, of course, a slap. “Aren’t you tired of talking about it? It feels like we’ve been talking about it for so long. It really blows your mind. Can you believe it’s been six days? Six days. It happened a week ago. I feel like it happened many years ago. I feel like it happened when we were all in high school.

“Like, it feels like it happened somewhere between Jamiroka and September 11. Like somewhere a long time ago. It feels like we’ve been living in a trail all our lives. It happened on Sunday. Sunday. Saturday, bro. Monday was interesting. I will not lie. If it was Monday. You wouldn’t be able to silence me about it. “

But Carmichael said executive producer Lorne Michaels asked him to talk about it during his monologue. “On Friday I made a vow. I promised myself I would never talk about it again. Then Lorne came into my dressing room: “I think you need to talk.” He said “the nation must be healed.” Carmichael said Michaels told him. Carmichael noted that most viewers had not heard of him. “Perhaps I am the least known host [in ‘SNL’ history]! ”

Later, in the sketch, Carmichael sat next to Smith (Chris Red) as a seat filler, who jumps up and slaps Chris Rock – but then behaves as if everything is fine:

In his monologue, Carmichael noted how he turned out to be gay in a special issue of HBO. The audience applauded – which, he said, was appreciated, but that’s also why he lives in New York. “If you say you’re gay in New York, you can ride the bus for free and people will give you pizza. You can become the host of “Saturday Night Live”. It’s the funniest thing you can do. “

The special film, which was recorded in February at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City, hit the headlines because much of it focuses on the fact that Carmichael first spoke publicly as gay. The special issue begins with stories about Carmichael’s family history that lead to his own release. Carmichael talks about how important it is to keep this secret throughout his life and career, as well as how the birth changed his relationship with friends and family.

In Studio 8H, Carmichael is joined by Guna, who is also celebrating her musical guest in “SNL” for the first time. The Grammy-nominated artist’s latest album, “DS4Ever,” debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Next week, April 9, Jake Gyllenhaal will host the SNL for the second time. The actor’s next film “Ambulance” arrives at the cinema the day before it will host the show. Camila Cabela is the musical guest of the evening where she appears for the second time. Her performance is tied to the release of her new album “Familia” on April 8th.

In the show on April 16, Lisa will be the host of “SNL” for the first time and will be a musical guest for the second time.

“SNL” airs on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC. The show, which was interrupted last week, is also broadcast live on Peacock.

Created and executive producer Lorne Michaels, “Saturday Night Live” is co-produced with Broadway Video. Recently, the sketch show hosted John Mulani, who joined the prestigious five-time SNL club, Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac and Batman star Zoe Kravitz.

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