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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Takes On Pee Pee And The Press In New SNL Cold Open

In another reality, the amount of toilet humor used in last night's Saturday Night Live spoof of an incoming president's press conference might seem bizarre and tasteless. But, as Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump is quick to remind us, "Yes, this is real life. This is really happening."

It was expected that SNL to would tackle one of the most bizarre news stories in recent memory—that President-elect Donald Trump paid Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed President Obama and First Lady Michelle once slept in—and they did a decent job at helping us laugh through the pain. Baldwin's Trump tries to shut down journalists asking about the "Big Russian Pee Pee Party" by saying, "No, I'm not talking about the pee pee. It didn't happen, and it wasn't as cool as it sounds. Next question." After about a minute of pee-related puns, a shirtless Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) shows up with a VHS labeled "Pee Pee Party" to blackmail the president-elect into denying Russia's involvement in the election-hacking scandal. It's funny because it's (likely? probably?) true. What a time to be alive!

The skit managed to pack plenty of other (non-pee related) zingers into the seven-minute slot, tackling the spinelessness of Paul Ryan (his new "little pet" in the White House), stacking the audience with applause bots ("Thank you to those people over there who I definitely did not pay to do that"), the "yuge" performers that will be at his inauguration (aka 3 Doors Down), divesting his businesses to his sons Beavis and Butthead, his dead-inside tax lawyer and empty manila folders, and repealing Obamacare with something called "The Affordable Care Act." And that's just to name a few of the things that have come up in the past week alone. Sadly, the hardest line of the whole skit to hear was, "Listen, sweetheart, I'm about to be president. We're all going to die. Next Question." Let's just hope that Baldwin's face doesn't stick that way after four years of this. We're going to need him.

Check out the full skit below.

(Via Rolling Stone)