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Watch 'SNL' Reenact 'Sopranos' Finale With Trump's Legal Team

Watch 'SNL' Reenact 'Sopranos' Finale With Trump's Legal Team
The season finale of Saturday Night Live borrowed from another classic series finale as Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump and his Mueller investigation legal team reunite at a diner in a cold open sketch that reimagined the famed closing scene from The Sopranos.

Trump sits in the booth of a New Jersey diner and waits for his guests to arrive, pumping change into the table's jukebox to play Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," which also soundtracked the much-debated final moments from the HBO mob drama.

Trump's legal team then begins
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‘SNL': Baldwin’s Trump Celebrates the Anniversary of the Mueller Investigation with a ‘Sopranos’ Parody (Video)

‘SNL': Baldwin’s Trump Celebrates the Anniversary of the Mueller Investigation with a ‘Sopranos’ Parody (Video)
Alec Baldwin returned for the series finale of “SNL” as Donald Trump, parodying the finale of “The Sopranos” to celebrate the first year of the Russia investigation.

Baldwin’s Trump started the sketch by entering a restaurant in New Jersey to meet friends — Kate McKinnon as Rudy Giuliani, Ben Stiller as his former lawyer Michael Cohen, and Mikey Day as Donald Trump Jr.

“So Rudy did you go on Fox News last night?” Trump asked as McKinnon’s Giuliani sat down.

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“Like 20 times,” Giuliani answered. “Don’t worry I told them you were openly colluding with Russia, but then I said ‘So what!’ I even confessed to some crimes you didn’t do but then i said, what are you gonna do, arrest the president?”

Stiller’s Cohen entered next, still downtrodden for being pulled into the Robert Mueller investigation.
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‘SNL': Baldwin’s Trump Tries and Fails to Work Things out With the Real Stormy Daniels (Video)

‘SNL': Baldwin’s Trump Tries and Fails to Work Things out With the Real Stormy Daniels (Video)
“SNL” trotted out a bunch of celebrities as characters in the Trump administration, bringing back Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson — and surprising viewers with Stormy Daniels playing herself.

The cold open began with Stiller returning as Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, calling the White House in a panic because of Rudy Giuliani’s recent media blitz.

“Mr. Trump, I don’t know what to do,” Stiller’s Cohen said. “You keep changing the story on the Stormy Daniels payment!”

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Baldwin’s Trump, worried about investigators listening in, asked if Cohen was calling from a secure line. Cohen assured him it was, because he dialed *87 before the call. The sketch cut away to FBI agents listening in, wondering what Cohen was even talking about.

Stiller’s Cohen then tried calling Trump back on his burner cell phones, but accidentally called a number of other people in and around Trump. First, it was Trump’s doctor, Harold Bornstein, played by Martin Short in a surprise.

“This is Dr. Harold Bornstein, would you like to know any of my patients’ medical history?” Short’s Bornstein asked as he answered the phone.

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“Michael, I’m glad you called, someone broke into my office and stole my files,” Bornstein continued. “I guess you could say I was raped!”

Next, Cohen called Giuliani, played by a hilariously made-up Kate McKinnon. Cohen added Giuliani to the call with Trump to talk about collusion and obstruction of justice, even though Giuliani was currently on a show on Fox News.

Cohen accidentally called Omarosa Manigault, played by Leslie Jones, and then Ivanka Trump — with Scarlett Johansson reprising the role — and Jared Kushner, played by Jimmy Fallon.

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Finally, Trump asked Cohen to call Stormy Daniels and end this “once and for all,” while Baldwin’s Trump stayed on the lines. In a surprise twist, instead of Daniels being played by a well-known star, the actual Daniels answered the phone.

“Stormy, this is Michael Cohen,” Stiller’s Cohen said. “Are you alone?”

“And what are you wearing?” Trump asked.

Trump finally hung up on Cohen, taking the call himself.

“What do you need for this to go away?” Trump continued.

“A resignation,” Daniels responded.

“My polls are finally up, and speaking of polls being up,” Trump returned. “We’ll always have Shark Week.”

“Sorry, I know you don’t believe in Climate Change, but a storm’s a-comin’ baby,” Daniels told him, to end the sketch.

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Jimmy Fallon and Robert De Niro Reminisce About First Late-Night Interview

After reuniting with Meet the Parents co-star Ben Stiller for a Saturday Night Live cameo, Robert De Niro paid a visit to The Tonight Show on Monday, where he and Jimmy Fallon reminisced about De Niro's being Fallon's first talk show guest ever.

De Niro made an appearance on the premiere episode of Fallon's Late Night in 2009. When Fallon brought up the nearly decade-old interview, De Niro replied with a simple "Yes," proving that things haven't changed much.

"Most of your answers were one-word answers, yeah," Fallon replied, laughing. "But I remember, I was so nervous."

De Niro's pre-interview antics didn't seem to...
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Somehow, Robert De Niro Has Never Seen a Dog Before (Video)

Somehow, Robert De Niro Has Never Seen a Dog Before (Video)
Robert De Niro, meet the dog. And by that, we mean the entire popular household pet species that the actor has somehow never heard of until now.

On Monday’s “Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon and his high-profile guest wandered the halls of 30 Rock, where they ran into this strange animal De Niro hasn’t encountered before: The domestic canine.

“Usually rabbits aren’t so big,” the Tribeca Film Festival host said at the site of a labradoodle puppy.

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A confused Fallon politely corrected his guest, who was still quite skeptical about the bizarre beast.

“I don’t trust things that lay eggs,” De Niro, who also told the NBC late-night personality that he was once “betrayed” by a cat, said.

Before agreeing to hold the pooch, the man who just played Robert Mueller on “SNL” checked with Fallon to make sure the animal was warm-blooded and didn’t have “any hidden quills or spikes that I should know about.”

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It’s safe to proceed, “Raging Bull.”

Watch the video above. No, you won’t get the full cat betrayal story.

“That’s between me and the cat,” was all De Niro would say.

Don’t let this clip get back to Jinxy from the “Meet the Parents” franchise.

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Adam Driver Filmed a Surprise Cameo for Unaired ‘Shape of Water’ Sketch

‘Saturday Night Live’: Adam Driver Filmed a Surprise Cameo for Unaired ‘Shape of Water’ Sketch
The Amazonian creature from “The Shape of Water” had a difficult decade after he and Sally Hawkins sought their happily-ever-after in a Baltimore canal — at least according to the collective imagination of the “Saturday Night Live” writing staff. A cut-for-time taped sketch from this weekend’s John Mulaney-hosted episode follows the downward career trajectory of amphibious actor Fish Man (Kyle Mooney), star of Guillermo del Toro’s recent Best Picture Oscar winner. The character was actually played by six-time del Toro collaborator Doug Jones, who answered to the onset nickname “Charlie Tuna.”

“Fish Dreams” opens in agent (Beck Bennett)’s office, where Fish Man passes up a part in Martin Scorsese’s ocean-set “Goodfellas” remake (“Fishfellas”), eager to stock his just-leased gallery space with his original photographs. At Fish Man’s art opening, his pal and fellow gilled actor, Roger (Mulaney) gets his permission to pursue the role instead.
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‘SNL’ Finds the Worst Possible Hollywood Reboot (Video)

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‘SNL’ Finds the Worst Possible Hollywood Reboot (Video)
TV might be filled with reboots at the current moment, like “Roseanne” and “Will and Grace,” but “SNL” imagined a pretty compelling reason to skip a few.

On a Hollywood info show parody called “Hollywood Update,” Cecily Strong played a host interviewing the creator of the fictional 1980s sitcom “Switcheroo,” played by host John Mulaney. As Mulaney explained, the show is getting a reboot, even though the subject matter means it’s probably not a great idea.

During the interview, Mulaney showed a clip of the theme song and opening credits of “Switcheroo,” revealing the show’s premise. In it, a dad, played by Beck Bennett, switches bodies with his son and hijinks ensue, as the song explains, but there’s a twist.

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“Dad goes to school, son goes to work, and the son has sex with the mom,” the song explains.

The sketch cuts back to a visibly disturbed Strong, as she tries to continue the interview with Mulaney.

“The show was not popular,” Strong said. “Why do you think that is?”

“I think viewers expected us to focus on a different aspect of the switcheroo, you know?” Mulaney said. “Perhaps seeing the son trying to work at the dad’s office as an astronaut, or the dad trying to make the son’s football team. Instead we focused exclusively on the sexual ramifications of the switcheroo.”

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Strong asked if, like other modern reboots of past shows, Mulaney’s reboot of “Switcheroo” would acknowledge current politics.

“We felt we had to,” Mulaney said. “Yes, the opening shot is a closeup of a newspaper that says ‘Trump is president,’ and then we widen out and we’re, like, ‘Forget all that,’ and then the mom switcheroos with the dog, and I don’t have to tell you what happens next.”

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Mulaney explained that not everyone was available from the original cast for the reboot. “Little Andy Cunanan, who played the son, he’s left the business,” he said, with the gag seemingly going over most of the audience’s head. The joke referenced spree killer Andrew Cunanan, best known for murdering famed clothing designer Gianni Versace in 1997. Cunanan was recently the subject of the second season of the FX series “American Crime Story.” Mulaney joked that many in the audience might have had to Google.

The pair discussed where the show was filming For legal reasons, apparently stemming from its subject matter, Strong said it couldn’t be shot in St. Louis, where it takes place. Mulaney said he’d been thrown out of Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, adding that it was shot in a studio on “100 Switcheroo Avenue, Jonestown, Guyana.”

Jonestown was a settlement in Guyana established by the People’s Temple cult. Its leader, Jim Jones, infamously forced hundreds of his followers to kill themselves in 1978 by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid and had many others murdered. More than 900 people died in the Jonestown Massacre. Presumably, the location wouldn’t have any laws against the sexual subject matter of “Switcheroo.”

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‘SNL’ Cast Saves a Diner Lobster’s Life With ‘Les Miserables’ Songs (Video)

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‘SNL’ Cast Saves a Diner Lobster’s Life With ‘Les Miserables’ Songs (Video)
Never order the lobster at a diner, according to “SNL.”

Cast member Pete Davidson made that mistake in a sketch in the show’s April 14 episode, hosted by former “SNL” writer and stand-up comic John Mulaney. When Davidson and Chris Redd head to a diner for lunch, Redd orders a grilled cheese sandwich, while Davidson asks for the lobster special — much to everyone’s shock.

“Did you just order lobster in a diner?” Redd asked, incredulous.

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“Yeah, why?” Davidson replied.

“Because it’s a diner,” Redd returned. “The whole seafood section is on the menu as a joke. I mean the word seafood is in quotes!”

“I don’t see what the big deal is,” Davidson said. “It’s on the menu. I’ll have the lobster.”

“As you wish,” said Mulaney, as the diner’s waiter. “All right everyone, the time has come,” he called to the rest of the restaurant. “We’ve got an order here for one lobster.”

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A moment later, a giant lobster tank rolled out, with Kenan Thompson inside costumed as a gigantic lobster. He sang of his impending death, a riff on the “Les Miserables” song “Who Am I,” with the lobster standing in for Jean Valjean.

When the song ended, Redd and everyone in the restaurant again begged Davidson to reconsider his order.

“I mean, you can’t eat him now, man. They just sang ‘Les Mis!'” Redd said.

“I’m sorry, dude, I’m more of a ‘Mean Girls’ guy — on Broadway now,” Davidson replied with a wink at the audience.

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Kate McKinnon joined the sketch as the lobster’s daughter, Cosette, volunteering to take his place for execution with another song. But it wasn’t enough, so the entire restaurant staff hit the stage, rolling out a barricade set to sing a lobster-ified version of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” in protest of Davidson’s order. Sing-along lyrics popped up at the bottom of the screen, complete with a bouncing lobster to help viewers follow along.

The song finally got the lobster’s plight through to Davidson. In the broadcast version of the sketch, Davidson relented and ordered a tuna melt, but in the version of the sketch “SNL” uploaded to its YouTube channel, there was one last dark added.

“All right, forget the lobster,” he said to cheers from the rest of the cast. “I’ll have the veal instead.”

“All right, everybody, let’s go kill that baby cow!” Mulaney declared as the sketch ended.

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‘SNL’: Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller Re-Create ‘Meet the Parents’ as Robert Mueller and Michael Cohen — Watch

‘SNL’: Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller Re-Create ‘Meet the Parents’ as Robert Mueller and Michael Cohen — Watch
Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller shared the screen many times in “Meet the Parents” and its sequels, but last night marked a first for the two: appearing on “Saturday Night Live” together. They did so during the cold open, with De Niro playing Robert Mueller and Stiller appearing as Donald Trump’s beleaguered attorney, Michael Cohen. Watch below.

Their exchange isn’t a friendly one. Rather, it’s set up exactly like the polygraph scene from “Meet the Parents.” “I’ll start with some easy ones: How’d you like that pee-pee tape?” Mueller says as he warms up the lie detector. From there he asks real questions, like whether Cohen is a lawyer, if Trump knew about the supposed payment of $130,000 made to Stormy Daniels, and what exactly Cohen does for his client.

“So you threaten people?” Mueller asks. “Directly? No. Let’s just say I’ve cut
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‘SNL': John Mulaney’s Erection Delays National School Walkout (Video)

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‘SNL': John Mulaney’s Erection Delays National School Walkout (Video)
Students all over the country participated in a national school walkout to protest gun violence last month, but on “SNL,” one teenager found he was required to stand up in protest at an inopportune time.

In a sketch that took place in a classroom with various cast members playing students, host John Mulaney was one teenager eager to participate in the protest — until fellow student Melissa Villasenor touched his shoulder, and puberty did the rest.

Suddenly, Mulaney, playing a student named Gerald, wasn’t ready to leave his seat when the walkout time rolled around.

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“No, wait, maybe we shouldn’t stand up right now!” Mulaney said.

“You don’t want to stand up against gun violence?” Asked Heidi Gardner, playing another student in the class.

“Not at this specific moment — when I’m wearing mesh shorts,” Mulaney replied.

“Gerald, what’s wrong?” Villasenor asked. “We had a plan. Let’s do just like you said, let’s stand tall and walk out, leading with our pelvis.”

“I hate that I was so specific,” Mulaney said.

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The pressure continued to mount to get the walkout going, with Mulaney trying to find excuses so he could wait for his problem to go away and keep the other students from seeing the front of his pants. Luckily, the political climate was on his side.

“I think it’s pretty clear what’s going on with Gerald,” said Aidy Bryant, playing another student.

“Oh no, what do you have, like a side view or something?” Mulaney asked her.

“Gerald thinks that the media has been giving all the coverage to white schools, ignoring the people of color who face violence at higher incidences,” Bryant continued.

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“Ooh, yes, I like this,” Mulaney said.

“Great, then Gerald, you lead this dialogue on race,” Bryant declared. “Stand up without holding any books or jackets in front of you, and march straight down to Thurgood Marshall Public High, and you say, fellas, I know this thing is hard, and upsetting, and it’s pretty darn crooked, but if we roll our sleeves, we can beat it together.”

“I’m gonna pass,” Mulaney told her.

Political debates raged on as Mulaney’s Gerald continued to try to deal with his puberty issue. Finally, a solution presented itself: Principle Leslie Jones giving a lengthy, fetish-laden speech about what she might do to Mulaney for holding up the walkout.

“And it took care of itself the other way,” Mulaney said. “Let’s walk out, everybody!”

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'SNL': Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro Reenact 'Meet the Parents' After Michael Cohen Raid

'SNL': Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro Reenact 'Meet the Parents' After Michael Cohen Raid
Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, as Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and Robert Mueller, reenacted their classic polygraph scene from Meet the Parents to open Saturday Night Live.

The sketch began with Kate McKinnon's Jeff Sessions and Beck Bennett's Mike Pence devising a scheme to elevate Pence to the presidency by offering up Cohen to Mueller following the FBI raid on the lawyer's office.

"We got a real problem here. Do you know how much evidence I have in my office? I'm Donald Trump's lawyer," Cohen told them after entering Sessions' office.
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Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro Play Michael Cohen and Robert Mueller on SNL

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Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro did their best Michael Cohen and Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Saturday Night Live ... while also plugging their old comedy together. Stiller played President Trump's embattled personal lawyer on SNL this weekend, and De Niro played Mueller ... who conducted a polygraph on the guy, just like their characters did in 2000's "Meet the Parents." The Byrnes and Focker jokes continued from there. On a more seriously hilarious note, SNL
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‘SNL': Laura Ingraham Visits Weekend Update to Reveal New Sponsors, Like ‘Carl’s Sr.’ and ‘Lady Bump Stock’ (Video)

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has lost a lot of advertisers since she made fun of David Hogg, one of the more outspoken survivors of the Parkland school shooting, on Twitter. More than two dozen sponsors have fled her show in the past two weeks. But maybe not all is lost — Ingraham, as played by Kate McKinnon, visited Weekend Update on this week’s “SNL” to unveil a whole host of totally real new sponsors for her show. Including “Carl’s Sr.” and “Cream Soda, the soda for whites.”

Below you’ll find a transcript of McKinnon’s appearance as Ingraham, and you can watch this segment in the video embedded above. Which you should watch because it’s really not possible to really capture McKinnon’s impeccable impersonation in text form. You can see the rest of Weekend Update from this week’s “SNL” right here.

Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost: “This week Red Lobster, Blue Apron, and Slim Fast joined the advertiser boycott against Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she mocked Parkland survivor David Hogg for getting rejected from four colleges. She’s back on her show after her forced hiatus. Here to comment is Laura Ingraham.”

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Kate McKinnon as Laura Ingraham: “Hi Colin. Thank you. Hi. Thanks for having me.”

Jost: ‘You’re welcome. You’re welcome. And congratulations on returning to your show.”

Ingraham: “Thank you. It’s so good to be back after that planned vacation. It was so fun and so planned and so scheduled a long time ago. Look, the important thing is I am back. And I’m not going to cave to bullying from the ‘tolerant left.’ I don’t care if I lost a couple sponsors.”

Jost: “Yeah, well, so far you’ve lost 27.”

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Ingraham: “Yeah. And all because I trolled a’ traumatized teen’? After spewing venom for decades, Twitter suddenly has made me accountable? Okay. You know what, that can’t keep me down. Because I’m really excited about some of my new sponsors. Like Carl’s Sr. — leftover Carl’s Jr. food ground to mush for old people. Mmm-mmm, Carl’s Sr. And YourPillow. From the makers of MyPillow. Send us your pillow. We need more pillows. Or how about Shkreli’s Jelly. It’s just jelly that’s $8,000 a jar.”

Jost: “Are those real products, Laura?”

Ingraham: “Yep. You see, the totalitarian left can attack me all they want. But I will continue to defend the First Amendment. That’s my right to bully people without being bullied in return. Right, Colin?

Jost: “Yeah, no, that’s not how it works, Laura.”

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Ingraham: “Oh, fine. But just look. Don’t boycott my show. Our country’s so divided right now, and I’m an important part of that. Let’s move on. You know I’m going to say something worse. Why don’t you just watch the show and find out what that’s going to be? Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to mention more of my sponsors. Like Lady Bump Stock. The lightweight bump stocks for delicate hands. And Reverse Mortgage. We’ll take that house now. And how about Malaysian Airlines. Caught in a scandal and need an escape? Malaysian Airlines.” [Ingraham spreads her arms to mimic an airplane]

Jost: “Okay, Laura, I really– [laughing] Don’t act out Malaysian — I don’t think those are real sponsors.”

Ingraham: “What do you want me to say? I’m getting pwned by teenagers. Am I using that right?”

Jost: “I don’t really–“

Ingraham: “Pwned?”

Jost: “I definitely don’t know.”

Ingraham: “I don’t understand anything anymore. I mean, Emma Gonzalez looks like some badass superhero trying to change the world. But when I was in high school it was bad to try. I said I wanted to try art, and I got kicked in the face. But I didn’t say I was getting bullied, I just grew up into this. But you know who’s not afraid to sponsor this? Cream Soda. The soda for whites. You got the white one, baby!”

Jost: “All right, all right. All right, Laura, I think that’s enough.”

Ingraham: “Can I say one more thing about the Parkland kids?”

Jost: “No! That got you in trouble.”

Ingraham: “Oh, fine.”

Jost: “Laura Ingraham, everyone.”

Ingraham: “Watch my show while you can!”

For the rest of this week’s edition of Weekend Update on “SNL,” you can check out this post right here.

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SNL Highlights: Mulaney's Monologue, Wild Wild Country and Lobster Les Mis

SNL Highlights: Mulaney's Monologue, Wild Wild Country and Lobster Les Mis
John Mulaney made his Saturday Night Live hosting debut this weekend, and the whole thing was just… bizarre. There was no rhyme or reason for many of the evening’s sketches — an eclectic bunch that included everything from a surprise Meet the Parents reunion to a lobster-themed Les Miserables parody.

Like most comedians, Mulaney ditched the usual monologue to tell jokes from his stand-up routine, including a particularly great bit about the world being run by computers. He was equally impressive as a performer, but that didn’t come as much of a surprise. After all, he used to write
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SNL: Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro Play Cohen and Mueller in Cold Open

SNL: Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro Play Cohen and Mueller in Cold Open
Saturday Night Live this weekend reunited the stars of Meet the Parents, casting Ben Stiller as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen and Robert De Niro as Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

In fact, the show went so far as to loosely recreate a classic interrogation scene from the cult comedy, as Mueller hooked Cohen up to a polygraph and conducted a lie-detector test. Among Mueller’s line of questioning: “Did you make a payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels?” and “Did Donald Trump know about it?”

Mueller later asked Cohen if he has directly threatened people on behalf of Potus,
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‘SNL': Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller Do ‘Meet the Parents’ as Robert Mueller and Trump’s Lawyer (Video)

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‘SNL': Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller Do ‘Meet the Parents’ as Robert Mueller and Trump’s Lawyer (Video)
Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller made a surprise appearance in the politically-charged cold open of “SNL,” playing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, respectively.

Stiller’s Cohen found himself taking a lie detector test, administered by De Niro’s Mueller, and the pair rehashed a similar scene from their hit comedy “Meet the Parents.”

But first, Stiller’sCohen interrupted a meeting between Attorney General Jeff Sessions, played by Kate McKinnon, and Vice President Mike Pence, played by Beck Bennett. The pair lamented the tough week the Trump administration was having, with Sessions in particular expecting to get raided by Mueller at any moment.

The FBI this week raided offices belonging to Cohen, who paid off Stormy Daniels as part of a non-disclosure agreement, and also negotiated a 1.6 million settlement between a major Republican donor and his mistress.

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“We’re in a real pickle here, Jeff,” Bennett’s Pence said. “And you know how uncomfortable I am around pickles.”

A moment later, Stiller appeared as Cohen.

“Can you believe what they’re doing to poor Mr. Trump?” Cohen asked Sessions and Pence. “It’s a disgrace! This whole raid was a complete violation of attorney-criminal privilege.”

“Well, if you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about,” McKinnon’s Sessions replied.

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“Is that a joke?” Cohen demanded. “We got a real problem here, Jeff. You know how much evidence I have in my office? I’m Donald Trump’s lawyer! I got a whole hard drive that’s just labeled ‘Yikes.'”

Sessions and Pence told Cohen they’d asked him there to meet someone else. When Cohen went down the hall, he discovered who was waiting for him: De Niro playing Robert Mueller. As Cohen came into the room, he realized that Mueller was setting him up for a lie detector test — just like in “Meet the Parents.”

“Just relax, Mr. Cohen,” De Niro’s Mueller said. “If you’re innocent, you have nothing to worry about. I’ll start with some easy ones. how’d you like that pee-pee tape?”

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Mueller continued with a few softball questions, and then established that Cohen paid $130,000 to Daniels. When Mueller asked if Trump knew about the Nda, Cohen said Trump didn’t — causing the lie detector to go a little crazy.

At one point, Stiller’s Cohen noted Mueller was trying to “milk people for information.”

“Milk?” Mueller asked.

“Yeah, you know, like a goat or a cow … or a cat,” Cohen replied, referencing a joke from “Meet the Parents.” “You know, you can milk anything with nipples.”

“I’ve got nipples, Mr. Cohen,” Mueller replied, completing the bit from the movie. “Can you milk me?”

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Robert De Niro’s Robert Mueller Grills Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen

‘Saturday Night Live’: Robert De Niro’s Robert Mueller Grills Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen
Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller reunited in this week’s “Saturday Night Live” cold open, with De Niro playing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Stiller playing Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

The two “Meet the Parents” stars paid homage to the iconic lie detector scene from the film, with Mueller grilling Cohen about his work for the President. They also called back to the question of whether or not you can milk a cat. Cohen accused Mueller and his team of bias, which Mueller refuted by saying they use codenames for the President and his family to prevent emotion from coming into it.
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'SNL': Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller Play Robert Mueller, Trump Lawyer in Cold Open

This week's Saturday Night Live cold open had two major cameos, with Ben Stiller playing President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen and Robert De Niro playing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, reinventing a classic scene from their 2000 hit Meet the Parents.

SNL's Kate McKinnon also reprised her impression of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, while fellow castmember Beck Bennett did his impersonation of Vice President Mike Pence.

Stiller’s Cohen was anxious about his impending interrogation with Mueller, reacting to the FBI raids of his home and office: “You know...
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Milos Forman Beyond the ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’: His Early Czechoslovak Films Reveal a Master of Black Comedy

Milos Forman Beyond the ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’: His Early Czechoslovak Films Reveal a Master of Black Comedy
Milos Forman only made eight English-language features in five decades, but many of his contributions became synonymous with the legacy of American movies. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” have a powerful resonance in popular culture, while later efforts “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Man on the Moon” showed a resilient filmmaker keen on exploring iconoclastic figures by pushing the boundaries of commercial cinema. However, in the wake of his death, no appreciation of Forman’s talent is complete without an acknowledgement of the masterful black comedies he made in the first stage of his career.

Less prophet of doom than a chronicler of contemporary despair, Forman meshed satire with realism and wielded irony as a cultural weapon. In the early ‘60s, Forman was a leading figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave by transforming the pratfalls of disaffected youth into punchlines. The humor emerged as a
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Fire And Fury: Jay Roach Will Direct the TV Series About President Donald Trump

Jay Roach Will Direct the Fire and Fury TV Series

Jay Roach has been chosen to direct Fire and Fury, the book-to-film adaptation of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Roach previously directed: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Meet the Parents, Borat, Brüno, Game Change, and Mark Felt: The Man Who [...]

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