'SNL': Robert De Niro plays Robert Mueller grilling Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen

Lawrence Kim
April 15, 2018

Saturday Night Live this weekend reunited the stars of Meet the Parents, casting Ben Stiller as President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen and Robert De Niro as Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Obviously, Jeff Sessions (the always-funny Kate McKinnon) and Mike Pence (Beck Bennet) are planning for Cohen to be the fall-guy in this Russian Federation investigation, so Stiller was put in the hot seat by De Niro who played a strong-jawed, rough-edged Mueller in a hilarious nod to Meet The Parents. "I'll start with some easy ones: How'd you like that pee pee tape?" Robert De Niro fired back, once again referencing "Meet the Parents".

Cohen is alarmed but Mueller immediately says that he is joking and says, "We'll get to that later".

"Are you a lawyer?" "You know how much evidence I have in my office?" When Cohen asks his name, Mueller says, "Dead Man Walking".

He also shared the internal nicknames that they use for everyone on Trump's team, saying Trump has gone from "Putin's little bitch" to "Stormy's little bitch". Melania's is "girlfriend", and Jared Kusher is "other girlfriend". Ivanka'a codename is "Girlfriend", while Erik and Donald Jr. are "Two Fredos". At the end, Mueller even told Cohen the Federal Bureau of Investigation will "catch all you little Fockers".

Cohen eventually arrives and gives them the full details on why they ought to be anxious after how much stuff federal agents took from him.

The skit was set in the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Justice, where Vice-President Mike Pence and attorney general Jeff Sessions were shown plotting to take advantage of what they suggest is President Trump's imminent overthrowing.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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