SNL has never been one to shy away from mocking political figures – or from giving audiences what they want. This year they found a way to combine those two things, slap a big ol’ holiday bow on it and celebrate the season! The latest episode featured a cold opener titled “It’s A Wonderful Trump.” The skit spoofed on the classic film It’s A Wonderful Life and imagined a world in which Trump had never been elected president.
It’s about nine minutes long and spends that time really driving the point home – everyone, including Donald Trump, is just better off. Mike Pence is a DJ, Brett Kavanaugh gets to drink beer and hang out with his bros, Kellyanne gets her soul back and her marriage is stable, Donald has real hair – we’re not going to spoil the whole thing for you but the phrase “Feliz Nastydad” happens and it’s great.
It becomes a veritable parade of cameos!
As with most SNL skits about Trump, people loved it…
I had too watch that like 6 times !!! Still laughing 😂😂😂— Kristie Hill (@Kristie26903441) December 16, 2018
SNL & cast nailed it!! 👍👍 Merry Xmas !!— Loftus (@L0ftu5) December 16, 2018
In that case.. pic.twitter.com/iHsoTNzIqz— DJD 🇨🇦 (@djd_17) December 16, 2018
Except the Trump supporters who hated it… and no Trump supporter hated it more than Trump himself. He gifted the world with this hard-to-read tweet about the skit.
A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live. It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018
Trump’s tweet might just be the unintentional cherry on this sundae.
Isn't it weird that you care more about comedians on SNL making fun of you than when the entire United Nations general assembly laughed in your face at your ridiculous speech to them?— David Pakman (@dpakman) December 17, 2018
Hahahaha. Making satire illegal... hahaha 😂 .... that’s a good one !!!!— Eduardo Corrochio (@RoscoeMcCool) December 17, 2018
And if you’re from the South you know exactly what that means.... pic.twitter.com/LPY7lhURag— ChescaHanover (@g_lisawlieb) December 17, 2018
I think this trial is the subject of the next SNL skit!— EmperorHasNoClothes (@LogicNLove4ever) December 17, 2018