Weekend Update Summer Edition'

Ruben Ruiz
August 11, 2017

The weekly comedy show is on hiatus during the summer, but 2017 is just too juicy.

This isn't the first time "Weekend Update" has made it to primetime.

While President Trump and Kim Jong Un have been waging a nuclear war of words, Jost couldn't take the President's fight straight from the golf course.

"You can't threaten someone when you're sitting down", Jost added.

Jost also poked the president for making his controversial "fire and fury" comment regarding North Korea while seated, quipping, "Even FDR stood up when he was talking tough". Taking on the anti-immigrant assault on the Statue of Liberty (and that pesky "huddled masses" poem white supremacists hate), Che lands his point with a dating metaphor that-couched in female stereotypes as it is-builds in comic logic. The mannerisms and attitude of the showily aggressive Scaramucci were all there, but no one thought of much to do beyond letting Hader show off his mimicry skills.

Mikey Day and Alex Moffat reprised their performances as Donald Jr and Eric Trump, a pair of amusing characterizations that lost all teeth this summer, since the whole premise was based on the idea that Eric is almost addled and Junior is malevolent and cunning. (Mikey Day) appeared to discuss their father.

"When you met with the Russians?" actor Alex Moffat asked as Eric Trump.

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Trump Jr. responded by calling the whole thing "a nothing burger". "I just showed you what's going to happen to you when you go to jail, Colin", she said. It's like on 'To Catch a Predator!' If a guy shows up to a house with a 12-pack of Mike's Hard Lemonade, turns out it's a sting.

Leslie Jones stopped by to show off her "Michelle Obama arms", sound off on gym etiquette and explain that she's working out for herself.

"Guy shouldn't get in trouble because nothing happened!"

Accuracy aside, there was some genius to Moffat/Eric's hypnotized reaction to being handed a fidget spinner to distract him from mentioning Junior's legal difficulties.

"All I did was sell my company, miss the birth of my child and ruin my entire reputation, all to be king of Idiot Mountain for 11 days", he said.

Summer Edition dealt with the staff shake-ups at the White House, particularly noting that former communications director Anthony Scaramucci "barely got the tip in".

"The Mooch has no regrets, baby", he said.

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