Instant Classic SNL Cold Open. De Niro and Stiller “Meet The Parents” Redux as Mueller, Cohen.

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De Niro and Stiller —  back together again with a more than able assist from Kate McKinnon as Jeff Sessions.

Instant Classic!

Washington Post

“Saturday Night Live” brought in a truly unexpected duo to skewer the latest in Trump World news: Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro.

The sketch would eventually become a parody of the actors’ 2000 movie “Meet the Parents.” But first, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) and Vice President Pence (Beck Bennett) gab about the raid on the office of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer.

“I feel like I say this every week, but this week was bad,” the fake Sessions says.

“In a couple of months the president will be back to normal,” the fake Pence assures.

“How’s that?” the Sessions character asks.

“Because it’ll be me,” SNL’s Pence says.

Then in walks Stiller, playing Cohen. “That’s right, it’s Michael Cohen, attorney at law. And also sometimes not at law,” he announces. “Can you believe what they’re doing to poor Mr. Trump? It’s a disgrace! This whole raid was a complete violation of attorney-criminal privilege.”

“Look we got a real problem here, Jeff,” Stiller continues. “Do you know how much evidence I have in my office? I’m Donald Trump’s lawyer. I’ve got a whole hard drive that’s just labeled, ‘Yikes!’”

After the preliminaries in Session’s office Stiller/Cohen is told to meet with De Niro/Muller where he is wired to a lie detector, setting up the spoofing of Meet The Parents.

“Really? I have nipples,” DeNiro says. “Can you milk me, Mr. Cohen?”

At the end of the SNL sketch, DeNiro’s Mueller says to the fake Cohen: “Now you listen to me, you little weasel. I don’t know what rights you think you have, but you broke the law, and now we’re gonna catch all you little Fockers,” referencing the movies. “You got that?”

Best cold open evah….


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