11:31pm PT by Ezinne Ukoha
'SNL': Emily Blunt Joins the Trumps in a 'Lemonade' Spoof
Emily Blunt went from Girl on the Train to a Trump on Saturday Night Live.
Blunt started off her SNL hosting gig with a plea for goodwill. As the audience cheered her on, the actress was on a mission to make everyone feel happy again, despite the present climate, brought on by the feisty opponents vying for the presidency.
But first Blunt had to point out how superior she was: "I am Emily Blunt, and as you can tell from my accent, I am smarter than you."
Then it was a full-on musical revelry as the actress kicked into gear by singing the ode to joy "Get Happy" while hilariously explaining the meaning behind her antics. "I just feel like there are dark clouds hanging over us," she said. "Let's have some fun again."
Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong joined Blunt in the spirited serenade, as cookies were passed around and puppies distributed, with Blunt encouraging "happy" recipients to "let it lick your face."
A guy who was marked as "stressed" was given the opportunity indulge in a massage, a woman was greeted with a large cake featuring her likeness and some people were harassed by overzealous huggers. The fun had started and the balloons released from above only helped to set the mood of what was to come.
Blunt joined her castmates in a winning rendition of Beyonce's "Lemonade" that showcased the characters reworking the lyrics to fit the scale of their roles.
Ivanka Trump came to life through Blunt's portrayal as she sang out the tension between the presidential candidate's eldest daughter and her longtime friend Chelsea Clinton. "I'm supposed to be the brains here / I'll miss you Chelsea Clinton. Call me Chelsea Clinton!"
Strong once again took on the role of Melania Trump. When Mike Pence made his entrance, Melania went into a medley, "See Mike Pence in the corner looking for the back door."
Pence replied, "You only want me when I'm not there."
Blunt also paired up with Leslie Jones in a skit about escorts who have a long list of dos and don'ts.
In a The Great British Bake Off sketch, Blunt and Strong partnered up as English lasses with nothing to offer but their hard-to-comprehend deliveries and insults for judge Paul Hollywood.
Tom Hanks is next up to host SNL with musical guest Lady Gaga on Oct. 22. The songstress is gearing up for the highly anticipated release of her upcoming album, Joanne.