Bill Murray Guest Stars on 'Saturday Night Live' as Steve Bannon

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2018

Saturday Night Live returned to Global TV after a month-long hiatus, and it was no big surprise to see the show's first cold open of 2018 borrow much of its material from the fallout from the release of the tell-all book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House". I'm already auditioning candidates, and I've got some prospects: Logan Paul, Martin Shkreli [and] the Subway guy Jared Fogel. "I'm a celebrity so I'm qualified", said Jones as Winfrey before adding that there's only one job in the world more powerful than president and that's being Oprah. "It's time for America to slide down the Bannon-ster", he chortles. Closing the segment out was a satanical Oprah Winfrey to play off the speculation that she could run for president in 2020.

"My God, Steve, I've always thought you looked like death warmed over, but this is death warmed over", said Kate McKinnon playing Mika Brzezinski. Wolff wrote in a column for The Hollywood Reporter: "The nature of the comedy, it was soon clear, was that here was a group of ambitious men and women who had reached the pinnacle of power, a high-ranking White House appointment - with the punchline that Donald Trump was president".

It's been a while since SNL has been on the air, and that usually means plenty of Donald Trump things dissect. "Their estimable accomplishment of getting to the West Wing risked at any moment becoming farce".

As for the truth of the rest of the book, he says, "You read it, right?" You liked it? You had fun?

Scarborough then confronts Wolff with the suggestion that some of the book's claims have been proven to be untrue, but the author suggests that isn't a problem. You got the gist, so shut up.

Later in the show, guest host Sam Rockwell dropped an F-bomb during a skit that was spoofing science shows for children from the 1990s.

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