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SNL 2/11/17 – The Best Sketches Of The Night

SNL has had a slew of returning hosts over the years – Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, John Goodman, among others – but none has hosted as much as actor Alec Baldwin.  Earlier tonight Baldwin hosted his record-breaking 17th episode of the Saturday night stalwart. Going into tonight’s episode, everyone assumed the latest live installment would lean very heavy on this week’s shenanigans coming out of Washington. Between Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump, the Senate blocking Elizabeth Warren from quoting Coretta Scott King, the numerous factual inaccuracies being reported out of our nation’s capital…well, the writers certainly had enough material to probably pen a three-hour live show. After a mildly amusing episode hosted by Kristen Stewart last week (and at no fault of this cast – Stewart’s not the most adept at acting), fans were ready for Baldwin to take the reigns. And take charge he did. As expected the evening was rife of politcal potshots at the bigger hot-button issues of the week in the sharpest written episode of the season. Wherever the Donald is, I’m waiting to see the 140-character jagged response.

Didn’t catch last night’s installment? Turn that frown upside down, get comfortable, and turn up the volume. See the best of last night’s episode below! (To note, if you missed the cold open there’s already a whole post dedicated to Melissa McCarthy’s return as Sean Spicer. Go on, take a look. It won’t hurt you!)

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Looking to get your special someone the most perfect gift for Valentine’s Day? Russell Stover has an answer for you.

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Two teams of ad executives stage a pitch meeting with Cheetos for the coveted Super Bowl 51 spot – and apparently there’s a disagreement on the tone of the 30-second spot.

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Jake Tapper arrives home following a day at CNN to be confronted by a stalker channeling Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction – and that would be Kellyanne Conway.

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Weekend Update didn’t hold back when skewering this week’s headlines. This week in cannon fodder (aside from Trump and Conway) – well, see the above clips.

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Donald Trump (perfection again by Alec Baldwin), accompanioned by sons Eric and Donald Jr., took on the three judges who blocked his immigration ban by taking his “TV President” onto – what else? – The People’s Court. (Oh boy, the Donald ain’t gonna be happy about this one.)

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Beyonce starts to plan out the birth of her twins – and the boys in her womb are ready to pop out to the world. (Welcome back, Tracy Morgan!)

What was your favorite sketch of the night? Do you think Baldwin hit a homer or struck out? Sound off and let us know!

 

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Jerrold spent his childhood in southeastern Pennsylvania ingesting far too many TV shows and movies, thus creating a stark-raving mad geek. He’s a movie aficionado, binge-watches Netflix, and is a total TV junkie. His addiction has led to an unhealthy and rabid obsession of various geek pantheons – Star Trek, Star Wars, both DC *AND* Marvel, cult 80's and 90's television, Supernatural, The X-Files, Doctor Who, and, and...holy overload. He's still waiting to run away in a 1967 Impala or a a blue police box.