The next sketch took place in a universe where Trump was President. Again, they tried to play on the way Trump is portrayed, but once again it fell flat. Ivanka Trump made an appearance to zero applause.
The best sketch of the night was a digital short with all the ladies where they were Bad Girls who lived fast, died young, etc. Their ideas of what a bad girl was were hilarious, and it’s this years Hometown Ballers.
Next up they had a sketch that opened with Donald Trump saying that he wouldn’t be in the next sketch, but would be live tweeting. So his tweets, just demeaning the cast and writers, popped up throughout it. It wasn’t too bad, but mostly because he wasn’t actually physically in it.
Next up was a parody of Drake’s Hotline Bling, where Drake (played by Jay Pharaoh) explains his dancing. This was a topical, funny one.
Weekend Update was Weekend Update. Whatever.
Next up was an absolutely horrendous sketch where everyone was a different band member and Trumps character didn’t get enough time for a solo with some sort of laser instrument. Honestly one of the worst of all time.
Then there was a sketch where a teenage boy was having dinner at his girlfriend’s parents house and when they put music on, it was the dad singing the songs. It got weird, but still fun. I like when they try things like this.
To introduce Sia for the second time they did this awful thing where they pretended to have back the musical guest from the last time Trump hosted, which apparently was some Jamaican duo. It wasn’t funny and was frankly disrespectful to take away from Sia’s performance with contrived bullshit like that. Sia still slayed her performances, as per usual.
Finally they had a paid Donald Trump ad that was the former porn stars, played by Cecily and Vanessa. This one is way too overdone, and they seriously need to drop it at this point.
Overall the episode was pretty poorly written (other than Bad Girls and the Drake one), and they played way too much on how shitty Trump is, we all know that and it’s why nobody wanted him to host.
Tune in next week for host Elizabeth Banks and musical guest Disclosure.
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