Saturday Night Live used this past week’s controversial Bachelor finale as its cold open. Somewhere along the line this past year, Saturday Night Live became a place where we sought out solace from the world around us. The counter-culture spirit of the show is alive and well again, with fans using the satire as an outlet for the terrible things that are going on in the world. This weekend, the show went in perhaps it’s most creative route to troll Donald Trump and the investigation into whether or not he colluded with Russia. The joke centered on how Robert Mueller has been supposedly putting together a case against Trump but actually doesn’t have enough to do anything. The premise was executed in the vein of the controversial Bachelor finale. After a string of so-so cold opens, this by far stands out as one of the most clever things the show has done all season. SNL literally became award-winning television thanks to its harsh stance on the Trump administration. Alec Baldwin won a Best Supporting Actor Emmy, Kate McKinnon won Best Supporting Actress, and even Melissa McCarthy won for her hilarious performance as Sean Spicer. As long as Saturday Night Live keeps the full-court press on… Read full this story
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