Saturday night live (SNL) waded into the Try Guys scandal and made several jokes about President Joe Biden on his second show of the season.
The show satirized the Try Guys in a segment in which Ego Nwodim, who played a CNN host, and actor Brendon Gleeson, SNL‘s guest host discussed the controversy as his character was due to report from the White House on President Joe Biden’s support for Ukraine.
The Try Guys, a popular YouTube channel with nearly 8 million subscribers, booted co-creator and executive producer Ned Fulmer from the group late last month after the star recently admitted to being in an extramarital relationship.
However, the report was punctuated by several instances of “breaking news” in which Gleeson’s character gave updates about the Try Guys and Fulmer.
In September, Fulmer posted a statement on Twitter admitting he was having an affair with a co-worker. Fulmer has previously described himself as a devoted husband and even co-wrote a cookbook with his wife, Ariel Fulmer.
During the SNL Segment, Nwodim’s character knew nothing about the drama or Try Guys members Eugene Lee Tang, Zach Kornfeld, and Keith Habersberger.
Gleeson’s character seemed horrified by this and told Nwodim to look into it, adding, “These are the BuzzFeed pranks trying things like fingernail polish or weird haircuts. They even tried to eat bugs.”
Then he interrupted with more breaking news with a cutaway SNL Cast members Bowen Yang, Mikey Day and Andrew Dismukes sit on a sofa as Try Guys – a nod to the real-life response video they filmed at the height of the controversy denouncing Fulmer’s actions.
Confused about what the scandal actually was, Nwodim’s character asked, “I’m trying to understand why this story is such a scandal. Wasn’t this affair consensual?”
Day, as Kornfeld, then replied, “No, worse. He committed the heinous act of having a consensual kiss and not telling us, his friends.”
After the sketch aired, Habersberger appeared to comment on the segment on Twitter, where he wrote, “Wow, that was unexpected.”
SNL Target Biden
SNL also took aim at President Biden during his cold opening with the imaginary game show. So you think you won’t snap?
Yang, as the game show host, shared headlines with the contestants until everyone couldn’t take it anymore and collapsed.
Yang covered Heidi Gardner’s character as the first contestant and read news about how Biden perceived a nuclear threat from Russia.
“On Thursday, Biden said we’re closer to nuclear Armageddon than we are in 60 years,” Yang’s character said.
Gardner’s character then responded, “I don’t know where to put this in my brain, but I love Biden.”
Yang then highlighted Biden’s age and shared a video clip of Biden’s youngest 60 minutes Interview in which he spoke about his mental abilities.
When asked by journalist Scott Pelley what his mental focus was like, Biden replied, “Oh, it’s focused. I think it’s…I haven’t…look.”
The sketch then cuts back to Gardner’s character, who frantically downs an entire glass of wine, seemingly nervous about the President’s cognitive abilities.
news week has reached out to the Try Guys and White House for comment.
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