The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Alec Baldwin


Alec Baldwin has hosted SNL a whopping 17 times, but it’s his recent impression as Donald Trump that has audiences laughing the hardest. The veteran actor’s presence at Studio 8H last night was very much welcome, even if his big sketch as the Orange One felt lukewarm and overdone. Did Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer steal the spotlight again? See how it all went down last night, below.

The Best

“Sean Spicer Press Conference Cold Open”

Spicey’s back! And with a bigger and better *lunges with podium* moves.

“Alec Baldwin’s 17th Time Monologue”

Pete Davidson really does look like “Steve Buscemi’s lesbian sister.”

“Jake Tapper”

Kellyanne Conway tries to get back into Jake Tapper’s good graces, Fatal Attraction-style.

“Drill Sergeant”

A drill sergeant is tough as nails . . . kinda.

“Pitch Meeting”

Cheetos is woke.

“Weekend Update”

How did Alex Moffat and Mikey Day do at the “Weekend Update” desk? Also, we’d watch a whole episode featuring Mistress Xanda and Toilet Dog.

“Leslie Wants To Play Trump”

If only for the Trump makeup.

The Worst

“Russell Stover”

“Scrumptious African-American heroes,” eek.

“Trump’s People’s Court”

We only want to watch Trump in court if impeachment is involved.

“Beyoncé’s Babies”

Hi, Tracy Morgan. It’s nice to see you, but sadly this promising sketch ultimately went nowhere.

“Gym Class”

The laziest fart joke SNL has ever done.

Musical Guest: Ed Sheeran