Perhaps unsurprisingly, the first two weeks of 2018 have already been a crazy, "why am I getting so many scary CNN push notifications?" kind of whirlwind. A contentious book about Donald Trump's reluctance to take office has sent everyone into a tizzy, the president disowned his BFF, and Oprah said she may or may not want to take a shot at the White House in 2020. That's the equivalent of landing a 7-7-7 on an Everything Is Falling Apart! slot machine.
The folks at Saturday Night Live, in other words, had lots to tackle in their first sketch of the year.
Set at Morning Joe, this weekend's cold open tasked Mika Brzezinski (Kate McKinnon) and Joe Scarborough (Alex Moffat), MSNBC's not-so-private power couple, with addressing all those stories and more. That meant interviewing Eddie Glaude (Chris Redd), who didn't get to say much; Oprah (Leslie Jones), who claimed she was different from Donald Trump because she actually was a billionaire; and Michael Wolff (special guest Fred Armisen), who promoted Fire and Fury: "Look, you read it, right? And you liked it? You had fun? Well, what's the problem?"