“Saturday Night Live’s” closing episode of the season featured Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin and “SNL” troupers gathering for another rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” but this time in the guise of Team Trump.
This time around, McKinnon appeared as Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. Mikey Day and Alex Moffatt were on hand as Trump sons Donald Jr. and Eric. Cecily Strong was first lady Melania Trump. Johannson appeared midway through the tune in a gold lame gown meant to evoke first daughter Ivanka Trump.
After the song, Baldwin-as-Trump insisted: “I’m because I didn’t do anything incorrect, not giving up.” That was a reference to the rocky week for President Trump amid a series of explosive revelations, and to the comment McKinnon made after the tune during the Nov. 12 episode.
“Saturday Night Live” is winding its 42nd season with Katy Perry as musical guest and host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It also marked the final appearances for Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer. The two were featured in several sketches including “Weekend Update.”
During Johnson’s monologue, the performer noticed the recent headlines about his speculative run for president. Baldwin rushed onto the stage, as himself, to encourage Johnson to run. (He also welcomed Johnson into the club of people who have hosted “SNL” five times.) Johnson confirmed his intent with a wink. He toyed with Baldwin about potentially being his running made before Tom Hanks (who is also in the five-timers club) bounded out on stage.
“A great number of folks have told me that I should run for president, Johnson was said by ”.
The two subsequently started into their campaign drive: “Together we would get 100 percent of the vote. I’d get the senior vote because I fought in the Second World War in like ten different pictures,” said Hanks. Added Johnson, “ And I would get the minority vote because everyone just assumes I’m what they’re.”
The duo subsequently turned semi -serious, ending their “campaign” saying “ When it comes to politics, we need less and more poise sound,” as a huge banner #JohnsonHanks 2020 unfurled behind them.
By the end of the monologue, the hashtag #JohnsonHanks2020 was trending on Twitter.