Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Complicit: SNL takes a hit at Ivanka Trump with perfume ad

Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump during the 'Hillary Clinton  Donald Trump Cold Open' sketch Complicit: SNL takes a hit at Ivanka Trump with perfume ad
Edmund Wade | 13 March, 2017, 00:46

Cecily Strong, playing one of the corporate masters holding the purse strings of the research project, was definitely not happy about Max's political leanings.

From underlining the "I'm a feminist" vibe by asking, y'know, "How, exactly?", to the pained, skewed smile she seems to plaster on for every photographer, Scar-Jo nails it.

Scarlett Johansson joined SNL's five-timers club with an appearance last night that featured a reel of her almost mute appearances over the years in the opening monologue.

"Complicit: The fragrance for the woman who could stop all of this", our narrator breathes, "but won't".

She joins Alec Baldwin, who has played the Donald Trump since the 2016 election campaign, and Melissa McCarthy, who has been amusing audiences with her portrayal of Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

The conceit is pretty clear: As the most outspoken woman closest to Trump, she is complicit in the things he does - and for not doing something about it.

Others suggested that this shot at Ivanka was SNL's latest attempt to goad the President into tweeting a reaction to the television show. See how it all went down last night, below. "We had lunch at a deli, Jeff".

Earlier this month, Sessions recused himself from investigations into Russian influence in the election after he told Franken in his confirmation hearing under oath that he "did not have communications with the Russians". Sessions said no at the time, but it became clear earlier this month that the 70-year-old attorney general actually met with Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US, on at least two occassions during the campaign.

What do you want to see on this weekend's SNL episode? The show can clearly survive without them, but the problem is that when you get some casting that is this inspired and this amusing, you nearly become spoiled by it and you want it around all of the time.

"I was all distracted", the former Alabama senator said.

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