“Saturday Night Live” used to be a more balanced and frankly, funny, show. But since President Donald Trump was elected, they have spent a lot of time trying to bash him. And the problem is that a lot of it just isn’t all that funny.
Now, in an interesting opening skit for SNL, cast members found out from their moms just how much they don’t like all the Trump-bashing.
Each of the cast members’ moms appeared with them on stage. And most criticized the political nature of the jokes and in particular the fixation on attacking Trump.
From Daily Wire:
“Remember, I was in that production of “The Crucible” in high school?” said Mikey Day, standing alongside his mother, Sylvia. She replies, “Yeah, you know ‘The Crucible’s’ a lot like the witch hunt against President Trump.”
“OK, don’t love that! Let’s go!” says Day.
Luke Nell said to his mother, Cindy, “Mom, I love you because you always give me the best advice.” She says flatly, “Thanks, Luke. Here’s some more: Enough with the Trump jokes.” Nell says, “Mom, I don’t write those,” to which she replies, “And why doesn’t ‘SNL’ ever talk about crooked Hillary!?”
“Mom, I’m so new here, please do not do this to me,” Nell says as they walk off.
Cast member Chris Redd also said, “I’m new and I’m black, so be cool.” But she jumps right in. “I don’t understand why everyone’s focused on Trump at all when you should be focused on Jesus,” she said.
“Jesus isn’t president, Mom,” he pointed out.
“That’s the problem,” she said.
Colin Jost’s mother asked why did Alec Baldwin “have to be so mean” with his Trump impressions. “Who writes that stuff?” she asked.
Her son blamed Michael Che.
And Keenan Thompson’s mother said she liked the show “except for all of the political stuff.”
First Jimmy Kimmel says there’s too much Trump bashing.
Are they finally getting it? Or is it hitting them in the pocketbook?
Either way, perhaps finally they’ll concentrate less on agenda and more on humor.
After all, that’s what they’re supposed to be about.