Weekend Update Summer Edition'

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 11, 2017

If "Saturday Night Live's" enduring " segment is your cup of tea, then a standalone summer edition will be a welcome respite.

The current co-anchors, Colin Jost and Michael Che, have been manning the desk since 2014 and have proved to be a winning pair, especially in the last election season. But as "Saturday Night Live" has enjoyed a resurgence in ratings and cultural relevancy, Jost's and Che's growing pains have smoothed out into a predictable dynamic. Pretty much anything is fair game to Jost and Che. Che, meanwhile, found his sweet spot in the midst of a long analogy about how the Statue of Liberty had gotten "bougie" lately, which ended with, "Bitch, you ain't China!" They also touched on the death of cookbook editor Judith Jones, LL Cool J's upcoming Kennedy Center Honor, the "Will & Grace" reboot being revived for a 10th season before a single episode of the ninth one had run, and a man who had far too good a time at "The Emoji Movie".

Notably, less than half the episode was devoted to politics, with Kenan Thompson appearing as LaVar Ball - the outspoken father of Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball - and Leslie Jones chatting up her toned-up physique, asking Jost to kiss her bicep.

Availability was probably also the impetus for Leslie Jones doing one of her as-herself appearances created to make Jost blush at her aggressive flirting and to troll her online adversaries.

Halfway through the broadcast, Eric (Alex Moffat) and Donald Trump Jr.

"Colin, thanks for letting us come here and talk about some of the incredible things my father is doing", Trump Jr. said. But it's just amusing.

"Scaramucci was sort of like missing Christmas", Jost told NBC News about the now former White House communications director, whose brief tenure included a profanity-filled interview with The New Yorker. Coming late to the party, Update has had to watch literally everyone with a camera do their Mooch material over the past month, so bringing in ace ringer Hader to essay their version provided a jolt of anticipation.

And for fans of "Saturday Night Live", "Weekend Update: Summer Edition" promises to feature contributions from a number of the show's key cast members during the next few weeks, providing a nice holdover until the mothership returns for Season 43 in the fall. Here, only Hader's delivery of Mooch's rapid fire confession that he destroyed his entire life only to be "king of Idiot Mountain for 11 days" had any snap to it.

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