‘SNL’: Cecily Strong handles Judge Jeanine Rittenhouse, James returns to Austin Johnson

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Judges Jeanine Pirro and Donald Trump repeated their lovefest on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend as Cecily Strong and James Austin Johnson handled the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and word salad.

“To do the daring thing any American can do is put that love scandal into the nightmare of a trial: protecting an empty used car in someone else’s town,” Strong began, channeling LBL host and praising Kyle Rittenhouse. He was found not guilty of willful manslaughter and other charges this week.

Sipping a mug labeled “Liberal Tears”, Strong welcomed two guests to comment on the Rittenhouse ruling, a white law analyst for “nasty NPR” played by Chloe Fineman and a black professor at Howard University

“I have never seen anything like it before,” says Fineman of his guilty verdict on Rittenhouse.

“I am! Many, many times,” Red responds with wide eyes.

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After covering other political touchstones for the week – House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s eight-hour filibuster and President Joe Biden’s colonoscopy (as Strong calls him, “Passed Out Joe”) – James Austin Johnson returns as Trump to deliver his thoughts on the infrastructure bill last week Was adopted in the House.

“The truth is, nobody has done more for me than the infrastructure, and people say – and you know, people, of course, people myself – that I built it a little bit better,” Johnson says before hiring the 60’s. The second thing to watch is ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”.

President Obama, “Ghostbusters,” “Gossip Girl” and Serena Williams popped up – and engaged in a more random word search (“Chris Christie, Dua Lipa,” Injustice “and” Maga “).

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Music guest Savitte (second from left) and host Simu Liu are featured in the "Saturday Night Live" episode of November 20, 2021.

The last episode of the show before Thanksgiving break – which returns December 11 as Billy Elish’s presenter and music performer – starring Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu as host and rapper / singer Savitte’s music guest.

During his opening monologue, Liu, a Chinese-Canadian, said he had achieved his goal of starring in a Canadian Marvel film: “By listening politely.”

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