‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ REACTS TO THE DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL ~ NYT

In an episode hosted by Carey Mulligan, “S.N.L.” looked at the American justice system through the lens of a fictional midday news program.

Credit…NBC

By Dave Itzkoff

April 11, 2021

After two weeks of testimony, the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has gripped viewers — including the hosts of a fictional news program on “Saturday Night Live,” who drew very different conclusions from what they’d seen.

This weekend, “S.N.L.” began with a sendup of a local midday show, called “Eye on Minnesota” and hosted by Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat.

Reacting to the case so far, Nwodim said, “Watching this trial brought back so many bad feelings from last summer.”

Moffat supportively added, “The video footage alone should tell you everything you need to know about what happened. And hopefully justice will be served.”

McKinnon said, “Sounds like we all agree — there’s no way Derek Chauvin walks away from this.”

With an immediate, knowing skepticism, Nwodim and Thompson both replied, “Welllllll—”

~~~ WATCH ~~~

Nwodim remarked that the defense’s attempt “to make a case that George Floyd’s drug use was somehow responsible is just deplorable.”

Thompson added, “It was a clear act of desperation to create doubt where there is none.”

“Exactly,” McKinnon said, “and there’s no way the jury’s going to fall for that.”

Once again, Thompson and Nwodim did not share in this certainty.

Moffat asked them, “What are you guys trying to say?”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s