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Jake Tapper (played by Beck Bennett) hosted SNL’s version of CNN’s coverage, while Darrell Hammond played Donald Trump with “sad, desperate little potato” Chris Christie standing behind him. “Yes sir, thank you sir, please sir, may I have another?” said Christie (Bobby Moynihan), poking fun at his hostage-like appearance with Trump on Tuesday.
Kate McKinnon also re-enacted Hillary Clinton’s Super Tuesday victory speech, mocking the GOP candidates. “I’ve got clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, and here you are stuck in the middle with me!”
Ted Cruz (played by Taran Killam) also appeared to speak with Tapper, who warned viewers: “Caution: we’re about to show his whole face on the screen, so your discretion is advised.”
Sudeikis appeared in the sketch’s big moment to talk about Mitt Romney’s recent comments about Trump, in which he warned Republican voters against the billionaire, calling him a “con man.” Romney took issue with Trump’s “bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny and the absurd third-grade antics.”
“We do not say racist and sexist things,” said Sudeikis as Romney. “We imply them.”
“And do you think you changed the minds of any Trump supporters?” asked Bennett.
“I do not,” Sudeikis responded.
The week’s host Jonah Hill starred in a sketch about a local high schooler who took pity on the school loser (Hill) and let him win “the big wrestling match,” and later a Clue-inspired sketch that was a potty humor-filled whodunit.
During “Weekend Update,” Colin Jost covered the new updates in the O.J. Simpson case, in which a knife was found on his old property. “I was like, ‘Wow, FX is really going all in on this marketing campaign!'”
Michael Che took a moment to poke fun at Ben Carson ending his presidential campaign, adding, “With Carson dropping out, this was not a good week for guys who may have stabbed people.”
Jay Pharoah also joined the “Weekend Update” co-hosts to tell them about a secret meeting of black comedians, going on to re-enact what happened at the special event with spot-on impressions of Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Hannibal Buress and Chris Tucker.
Hill hosted SNL for his fourth time on March 5, with Future as the musical guest. The rapper joined Hill onstage midmonologue to perform “Jumpman” with Hill rapping Drake’s verses on the song. The Weeknd also made made a surprise appearance, joining Future to perform “Low Life.”
Next up is Ariana Grande, who will pull double duty on the March 12 episode as both host and musical guest.
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