AceShowbiz - Being the host, Saoirse Ronan, who is best known for her roles in "Lady Bird" and "Atonement", begun her monologue on Saturday, December 2 episode of "Saturday Night Live" by voluntarily teaching everyone how to pronounce her "extremely Irish name." The 23-year-old Ireland-raised actress told cast member Leslie Jones that her name rhymed with "inertia" after the latter mispronounced her name as "Circe" and even "Sushi."
Ronan even prepared a catchy tune to help people pronounce her name. But later Kate McKinnon joined her onstage and told her, "Honey, the song is not as helpful as you think it is. You're probably the only person who can pronounce the name."
Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump, meanwhile, was getting a "Christmas Carol"-like haunting in the episode. He was visited by the ghosts of Michael Flynn (played by Mikey Day), who pleaded guilty Friday for lying about his contact with Russian ambassadors, Billy Bush (played by Alex Moffatt), Vladimir Putin (played by Beck Bennett) and Hillary Clinton (played by Kate McKinnon). First showing up was Day's Flyyn. He came in chains as the Jacob Marley figure. Later on, the ghost of the past (Bush), the present (Putin) and the future (Clinton) dropped by, warning POTUS about what's to come.
In that night's "Weekend Update", Colin Jost addressed "this week's batch of predators" while a photo featuring "Today" co-host Matt Lauer and Russell Simmons shown in the screen, before he gave a shoutout to Ann Curry and her contentious relationship with Lauer. "On Wednesday, the Rockefeller Christmas tree was lit and so was Ann Curry," Jost said.
Leslie Jones and Mikey Day's Duncans made a return in the episode as they dished on every sexual position in the Kama Sutra. However, it was Michael Che who stole attention with his remarks regarding Trump's tax plan, "Of course, that money will eventually trickle down. From rich people to their kids, and then rich kids to their molly dealers at Coachella."
Ronan, joined by Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon, later was seen in a candy-colored music video. Titled "Welcome to Hell", the women serenaded men with an anti-sexual-harassment anthem. The ladies said that it might be hard to accept that "House of Cards" is now ruined after Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual harassment, but the real problem was that "habitual" male predators issue has actually been going on for a while.
Musical guest U2 delivered epic performances of "American Soul" and "Get Out Of Your Own Way" off their new album "Songs of Experience" in the Ronan-hosted episode. Both songs feature Kendrick Lamar, though the rapper wasn't there to join the stage.
The band's 14th album was released on Friday. Bono, the frontman of the legendary rock group, previously described "Songs of Experience" as a collection of letters dedicated to his wife, Ali Hewson, and children.