Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Make Surprise Appearances on 'SNL's Weekend Update'


Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Make Surprise Appearances on 'SNL's Weekend Update'


Fey gives her take on the Charlottesville riots and suggests that people channel their anger to a cake, while Fallon and Meyers play George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, respectively.
"Weekend Update" vets returned behind the desk on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update: Summer Edition" Thursday night, August 17. Former "Weekend Update" anchors Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers made surprise appearances on the show.

Appearing as herself, Fey joined Colin Jost and Michael Che to discuss the violent rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. The former "30 Rock" star, who is a University of Virginia alum, said of her alma mater, "It's a beautiful school, and I have nothing but fond memories of my time there." She added, "And I graduated a virgin, and I still liked it. That's how good the architecture is down there."

She then blasted Donald Trump who blames "both sides" for the unrest on Saturday that left one counter-protester dead. "It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville," Fey said. "Then Donny John comes out and says that he condemns violence 'on many sides.' On many sides, Colin. And I'm feeling sick, 'cause you know, I've seen 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', and I wasn't confused by it. No, Colin, nazis are always bad, I don't care what you say."

The comedienne has some advice for those who plan to participate in rallies planned for this coming Saturday. "I would urge people this Saturday, instead of participating in the screaming matches and potential violence, find a local business you support, maybe a Jewish-run bakery or an African American-run bakery, and order a cake with the American flag on it...and just eat it, Colin," she said.

She brought out a large cake and started stuffing her face, adding a grilled cheese as a fork. "In conclusion," she added, "I really want to encourage all good, sane Americans to treat these rallies this weekend like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads: Don't show up. Let these morons scream into the empty air. I love you Charlottesville, and as Thomas Jefferson once said, 'Who's that hot, light-skinned girl over by the butter churn?' "



Earlier in the episode, Fallon and Meyers appeared to impersonate George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, respectively. They were there to respond to Trump comparing Washington and Robert E. Lee, whose statue removal became the subject of the protest in Charlottesville.

"I'm nothing like that guy," Fallon's Washington said, refusing to be compared to Lee. "I rebelled against England, he rebelled against America." When Che continued to press Washington on his bad deeds, Fallon's Washington called out Jefferson for being the bigger slave owner.

That's when Meyers' Jefferson appeared to defend himself. "Whoa, you're going to throw me under the carriage like that?" he asked Fallon's Washington. "It's true, Che, it's true. But it was the '70s man. The 1770s. Everyone in capri pants, smoking hemp."

He added, "Look, we've all done bad things, but the difference between us and Robert E. Lee is we also did good things. I wrote the Declaration of Independence." Washington chimed in, "And I won my war."

They also said that they don't need statues to represent them, because the nation has given them "an honor greater than any statue: a three-day weekend in February during which all Americans get 50% off all mattresses."




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