Saturday Night Live was dealing with a fair amount of Mea culpa come their broadcast, playing a skit that sent up the blue states with their naive rhetoric about Hillary Clinton's seemingly inevitable victory. THR reports that Chris Rock dropped in on one of those segments with Dave Chappelle as the comedian sat around his liberal friends on the big night with the votes rolling in for Trump.
The Head of State star and former Oscars host has experience playing a celebrity making his way to the White House, and this time the truth was stranger than fiction. But rather than wallow in the upset amid a sea of pity, Rock and Chappelle took a different approach - parody!
Raucous Rock As Chappelle Returns To Form
"Get some rest," Rock told the gathered Clinton fans, "you got a big day of moping and writing on Facebook tomorrow." Taking aim at the progressives, the 51-year old gave a blunt and hilarious explanation why the electorate failed to back the first female candidate where it counted most. "Maybe because you're replacing a charismatic black guy with a 70-year-old white woman," he said. "That's like the Knicks replacing Patrick Ewing with Neil Patrick Harris."
But Chappelle would not be outdone, keeping things in historical perspective.
"Oh, my God, I think America is racist!" said one of the partygoers. "Oh, my God. You know I remember my great-grandfather told me something like that. He was a slave ..." replied the 43-year old. "You guys were right, it's a historic night. Don't worry, eight years are gonna fly by!"
McKinnon Closes Her Clinton Spoof With A Touching Tribute
With the passing of iconic performer Leonard Cohen during the week, THR explained that Kate McKinnon concluded her comedic portrayal of the Democratic nominee with a touching tribute to him. Singing the track "Hallelujah," the Ghostbusters star thought it apt to give a nod to Cohen while urging the country to get beyond the bitter divide that broke through the US on Tuesday.
"I'm not giving up," said McKinnon at the end of her performance on the piano. "And neither should you." Surely that's a message we can all get behind.