Weekend Update: Putin’s Best Friends from Growing Up Return – SNL


>>U.S. INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS
NOW BELIEVE THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN PERSONALLY OVERSAW THE CYBER
ATTACKS ON THE DEMOCRATS BEFORE THE ELECTION.
HERE TO DEFEND VLADIMIR PUTIN ARE HIS BEST FRIENDS GROWING UP.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>HI.
>>THANK YOU.>>SO PUTIN HACKED OUR ELECTORAL
SYSTEM. THAT’S GOT TO BE A LOW IN
DIPLOMACY. BUT YOU GUYS ARE BEST FRIENDS
WITH HIM?>>HE IS THE BEST.
>>WE LOVE HIM. HE’S A GREAT LEADER.
>>HE’S FOCUSED, DISCIPLINED.>>SUCH A HARD WORKER.
[ SOFTLY ] I WILL SAY HE CAN BE PRETTY
PETTY. SO HE HAS THIS HOLIDAY PARTY AND
ON THE INVITE IT SAYS IN BOLD LETTER, NO GIFTS PLEASE.
SO WE SHOW UP AND HE GOES, ARRIVING EMPTY-HANDED, ARE WE?
WE GO, YOU SAID.>>NO GIFTS.
>>NO GIFTS.>>SO HE POINTS TO US WITH HIS
THUMB, ROLLS HIS EYES. HE TURNS TO THE ROOM AND HE
GOES, HEY, THE CHEAPSKATES ARE HERE.
HIDE YOUR PURSES.>>FIRST OF ALL, THAT NOT ONLY
IMPLIES THAT WE ARE CHEAP BUT THAT WE STEAL?
>>IT SAYS IT ON THE INVITATION.>>I’M SORRY.
I’M HAVING A HARD TIME HEARING YOU GUYS.
ARE YOU SAYING THAT HE TURNS ON PEOPLE?
>>NO.>>NO, NO.
WE LOVE HIM. HE’S LIKE OUR BEST FRIEND.
HE’S SO UNIQUE.>>HE LOVES RETRO THINGS.
HE COLLECTS VINTAGE SODAS. HE’S LIKE A NERD ABOUT IT.
>>SUCH A NERD. SO FUNNY.
>>I WILL SAY HE’S WEIRD ABOUT MONEY.
HE KEEPS SAYING THAT HE’S NOT WEIRD ABOUT MONEY.
I’M LIKE, WHY ARE YOU BRINGING IT UP?
SO WALKING TO THE PARTY.>>FIRST HE GOES, HEY, CAN YOU
GUYS PLAY SOME MUSIC? BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO SHELL
OUT MONEY FOR A D.J. WE GO, WHAT?
>>WHY ARE WE WORKING AT YOUR PARTY?
>>WE HAVE TO WORK AT YOUR PARTY?
>>RUSSIA CAN GET YOU A D.J. YOU KNOW, HE GOES BACK INSIDE.
HEY, EVERYONE. GOT A T-SHIRT FOR EVERYONE,
MERRY CHRISTMAS.>>THEY’RE LIKE FLIMSY.
>>ITCHY.>>AND THEY’RE ALL THE SAME
SIZE. SO I GO UP TO HIM AND GO, CAN I
HAVE A SMALLER SIZE. HE GOES, NO, IT WAS CHEAPER JUST
TO ORDER ALL LARGES.>>YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT OF A
MAJOR NATION.>>YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT.
>>GET DIFFERENT SIZES.>>SPLURGE.
HE SAYS, I’M SORRY IT DOESN’T FIT.
MAYBE YOU CAN PUT IT OVER YOUR FACE WHEN YOU GO ON A DATE.
>>LIKE WHAT? WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?
YOU INVITED US TO THE PARTY.>>YOU’RE GOING TO INSULT US?
>>FIRST OFF, YOU’VE GOT TO SPEAK UP, PLEASE.
NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW SERIOUS THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST
PUTIN ARE? HE’S LITERALLY THREATENING THE
AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM.>>HONESTLY, HE’S VERY
DEDICATED, STRONG, BRAVE.>>YEAH.
>>HE’S A FAN OF YOU.>>HE LOVES YOU.
>>SAYS SUCH NICE THINGS ABOUT YOU.
>>WE’RE AT THE PARTY. AND WE WANT TO GO.
WE’RE GOING TO TAKE OFF.>>HE GOES, YOU GUYS HAD A
PROBLEM WITH ME AS SOON AS YOU WALKED IN HERE.
YOU DIDN’T ASK ME HOW MY DAY WAS.
>>I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH ALL THE HACKING STUFF.
AND SIBERIA IS SO COLD.>>SO COLD.
>>OKAY. I CAN BARELY HEAR YOU.
BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU DON’T ACTUALLY LIKE PUTIN.
>>NO. IT’S COMPLICATED.
>>IT’S KIND OF LIKE HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT COLIN JOST.
>>NO, NO. I LOVE COLIN.
I WILL SAY THAT — [ LAUGHTER ]
>>YEAH.>>MICHAEL CHE, EVERYONE.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

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