Sunday, July 8, 2018
‘SNL': Is There a New Episode Airing This Week?
“SNL” spent its 43rd season firing away at American politics and culture, with no shortage of ammunition coming from Donald Trump and the rest of the White House staff.
“SNL” aired its final episode of Season 43 on May 19. It featured famous “Saturday Night Live” alumna Tina Fey as host. The musical guest for the finale episode was Nicki Minaj.
This week, you can catch up on one of the Season 43 episodes you might have missed. NBC is rerunning the March 10 episode hosted by Sterling K. Brown, with James Bay serving as musical guest.
Along with Fey, Season 43 saw a number of hosts who formerly worked on “SNL” returning to the show. Former cast member Bill Hader hosted the show in March, in an episode that also featured guest appearances by John Goodman as former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and former “SNL” cast member Fred Armisen, playing “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff.
Former “SNL” writer John Mulaney hosted the show in April, in an episode that included a big guest appearance surprise as well — its cold open featured Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, playing Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, respectively. The pair did a political sketch riffing on their hit comedy, “Meet the Parents.” It was Stiller’s first appearance as Cohen, a role he returned to several times throughout the last few two months of Season 43. The season finale saw the return of both Stiller and De Niro as Cohen and Mueller, joining Alec Baldwin as Trump, Kate McKinnon as Rudy Giuliani, and Mikey Day as Donald Trump Jr.
Will Ferrell, who left the show way back in 2002, also played host this season. His Jan. 27 episode marked Ferrell’s fourth turn as host for the show in the last 16 years, and his first return to lead the show since 2012. Singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton took on the role of musical guest.
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