This week, Natalie Portman returned to host Saturday Night Live and delivered another of her viral raps — this time, with cutting commentary on her new status as a wife and mother, along with a very violent, in-character defense of those oft-maligned Star Wars prequels.
"Say something about those motherf***ing prequels, b****. Say something ****ing about Jar Jar Binks," she rhymes in full-on Padme Amidala garb at even the suggestion that Episodes I through III are bad.
But before we got to Portman's splended return to the SNL stage, the show featured another cold open visit from Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump during a new Fox and Friends segment.
Instead of the usual F&F on SNL line up — that is, Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan — it was Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, and Beck Bennett who stepped in as hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, and entertained their usual audience of one.
"Whether you're fixing breakfast, or getting dressed for work, or laying in the Lincoln Bedroom tweeting with an Egg McMuffin on your chest — hello!" Earhardt says, playing on reports that the POTUS considers the show a must-watch and often responds to it on Twitter.
Dropping by the show first is White House Communications Director Hope Hicks (portrayed by Cecily Strong), who insists that the current West Wing has an interesting sense of morale for staffers: "Every day feels like when a group of strangers suddenly work together to push a beached whale back into the sea." Paints quiet a picture, doesn't she?
Then, they welcome Louis Farrakhan (Chris Redd) to commiserate about the RNC's sudden distrust for the Federal Bureau of Investigation before taking a video call from the Trumpster himself, having his McDonald's breakfast in bed and enjoying his daily intelligence briefing (read: ego boost) from Fox and Friends.
"I'm so busy. If you're wondering why I'm so out of breath, it's because I'm doing my P90x exercises right now. But I'm saving the economy, destroying ISIS," he says with his tweet hands at the ready. "Your show is so great. Yuge ratings. Of course, not as big as my State of the Union speech which was watched by 10 billion people, including all of China. Now, they say there's only seven billion people on Earth, so where do the other three billion come from? Illegals, I don't know ... A lot of folks are saying, including Paul Ryan, that it was better than Martin Luther King's 'I Dream of Jeannie' speech. Isn't it amazing what's happening?"
But that wasn't the only skit to come in from the White House residence regarding Trump's SOTU.
Cecily Strong's Melania Trump makes a comeback in another segment featuring some Former First Ladies — Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, Aidy Bryant as Martha Washington, and Leslie Jones as Michelle Obama — who have some key pieces of advice to give the FLOTUS.
"All First Ladies have a platform," Jackie O. tells her. "Yours is bullying. Mine was little hats. Your approval rating is through the roof." "Yes, yes, people like me," Melania agrees, "because they think, 'that lady looks how I feel.'"
But once the subject of the POTUS' rumored affair with a porn star came into play, Melania laments, "No First Lady has ever been as humiliated as me," which beckons Clinton in with her signature cackle, saying, "Melania, I feel your pain, but you married him. And like America you had a choice, so don't choose to eat 7-11 sushi and then come to me saying, 'Uh oh, something's wrong!'"