Saturday Night Live Spoofs the Shutdown with Deal or No Deal Parody

TVGuide.com | 1/20/2019 | Amanda Bell
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Last time there was a new episode of Saturday Night Live, the federal government was still up and running, so to kick off the first SNL episode of 2019, the show's cold open addressed the 800,000+ unpaid employees in the room.

Featuring Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey (subbing in for usual host Howie Mandel), the segment welcomes Alec Baldwin and all his fish-lipping skills as Donald Trump as he mulls over the options — or lack thereof — in front of him right now by way of a Deal or No Deal segment.

Border - Wall - Exchange - DACA - Kids

"I want $5 billion for my border wall, and in exchange I'll extend DACA and I'll release the kids from cages so they can be free-range kids," he says of his current posturing.

Of course, that's not even close to what's on the table from his opponents, so he gives Kate McKinnon's Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — or as he calls her in his usual refrain, "Fancy Nancy Paloser" — a shot to present her offer of "$1 billion dollars and you say 'Nancy's my Mommy.'"

Spat - Trump - State - Union - Address

The two then engage in a back-and-forth spat over Trump being disinvited to host the State of the Union Address at the House of Representatives and his retributive decision to pull Pelosi's military travel for a congressional delegation visit to...
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