Saturday Night Live thrives in times of political unrest, and President Trump has endowed the sketch show with even more power by showing the world how much it gets to him to be portrayed in a less-than-flattering light by Alec Baldwin.
Trump has gone so far as to call Baldwin a “disaster” and SNL a “failing show.”
.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
Which makes us all the more excited to see what kind of punches this weekend’s show will pull, with Baldwin hosting the show for his 17th time (he’s hosted more than anyone else, if you’re counting).
Rumors have been flying about potential content — everything from Baldwin hosting the entire show as Trump, to Melissa McCarthy coming back to lampoon Press Secretary Sean Spicer, to Rosie O’Donnell offering to take over the roll of Steve Bannon. Please let that last one come true!
In a recently released promo, Baldwin promises that the show is going to be a “big deal.”
We’re inclined to agree.
And just for kicks, here’s Melissa’s instant-classic sketch from last week’s episode: