This week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” turned its aim to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, and Harvey Weinstein.
Trump featured in the show’s opening segment, which offered a spin on the president’s rally last week in Harrisburg, Pa.
Watch: ‘Saturday Night Live’ opening segment
Trump, played as usual by Alec Baldwin, took shots at Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “Bob Corker could take a nap on a quarter,” he said. And on Tillerson: “Talk about the pot calling the kettle Mexican.”
He also instructed Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) to leave an NBA game after a player kneeled during the national anthem; to leave Starbucks when the cups didn’t offer greetings of “Merry Christmas” (even in October); and to leave a same-sex wedding once Pence discovered two men were tying the knot.
And the Trump character briefly referenced the rapper Eminem’s performance last week at the BET Awards. “I’m going to release a response rap on the white entertainment network, HGTV,” he said.
Later, Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon) reappeared.
In a dream sequence, a scary Conway was trying to coax a frightened Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) into a New York sewer. “Hi Coopie,” she cooed.
Conway tried and tried to get her way — you’ll have to watch to see the ending.
Also, after avoiding any discussion of Harvey Weinstein during last week’s show, “SNL” spent a few moments skewering the movie producer.
Watch: ‘SNL’ on Harvey Weinstein
A panel at a film festival took on the topic. McKinnon, playing the purported actress Debette Goldry, said that “women being harassed is Hollywood — everything old is new again.”Sean Smyth can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @smythsays.