Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks Mocks Final Presidential Debate

Posted: Oct 24 2016, 8:48am CDT | by , in Latest TV News


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Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks Mocks Final Presidential Debate
  • Tom Hanks Prove His Mettle Once More on SNL

Tom Hanks carries the show through in almost every sketch on the latest Saturday Night Live

Appearing to host the Saturday Night Live after ten years, Tom Hanks brought his best foot forward to perform on the show. He proved that his comedic skills were sharp and ready to take on the modern take on the current political atmosphere of the country and provoke light hearted fun for Halloween.

The composition of the show was themed around the political scenario and Halloween and Tom also managed to play his latest movie Sully in the show. He delivered his four minutes long monologue starting with evoking fun at the recent title as America’s Dad given to him by Esquire Magazine.

He said he would have preferred Sexiest Man Alive but he’ll take it and changed from his blue jacket to a nice, gray sweater. He said that he was a responsible father and as America was going through a nervous time, he decided it was time to have a sit-down. He then continued to address America like a kid going through a rough year.

He said that America had a tough time in psych causing it anxiety and conflict. He assured America that it was going to be fine. Remember when it went through that great Depression?

He said that America’s complexion is changing but that what happens with nation with immigrants and it is also a lot gayer than it used to be. He then continued to use some modern words that parents think are cool to use with their kids. He then went to address the ‘money problems’ and that America was in debt.

He can help the country out but he didn’t have 19 trillion dollars. America had also got a lot of guns. Was it sure that it needed that much guns? The next thing he and America talked about was weed which he and mom could smell. He said that he knew America was having a tough time, a lot of people saying China was better than it but no one knows how it’s like to be America.

Having a summer birthday is always tough. He then counted all the accomplishments that America has made. He said that he knew that there was a tough decision that America has to make in the coming weeks. He hoped that it made the right decision as long as it was from the brain and the heart and not from so much below the belt.

He said that he was proud of it no matter what. So America should get itself up, dust off and show the world what more could be stuffed in a pizza crust. He finished the conversation with a fist pound.

That stint alone could have carried the whole show through but Hanks was not done. He was just getting started. The next segment to feature was 100 Floors of Frights Halloween-themed ride on which a couple embarks for some thrills.

However, they find out that they can’t seem to get away from David S. Pumpkins, a hipster-doofus and distant relative to Larry David’s “Kevin Roberts,” played by Hanks with two poppin’-and-freakin’ skeletons. It was ridiculous and like the couple we were questioning his existence with the cheesy song and dance and that stupid smile.

SNL next took on the presidential debate with Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin reprising the roles of the presidential candidates, Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump respectively. Hanks chipped in as Chris Wallace, the moderator.

Tom Hanks also reprised his role of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger from his latest movie Sully. In this sketch, Sully, who hasn’t flown in a while is required to fly and complete his hours as co-pilot and second in command. He did not take it well though.

He kept reminding everyone who he was and why he ought to be in the first chair. We can bet that this was a whole new side to Sully that you have to see to believe. The movie, we think, has blown his head way out of proportions.

In the next sketch, Tom was in a couple that had prepared a Halloween show for the Halloween Bloc Party. A show they were not asked to do but insist on doing anyway. In their own rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin’” including a witch and a vampire and things got rated R soon.

Hanks cracked everyone up with his performance as Doug playing Black Jeopardy. Clearly a person who might have race issues, might have been a member of anti-racist society but there for the money, Doug held out his own. The contestants and the hosts seem impressed with him tackling some African American terms.

Leslie Jones took her own segment as highlight addressing the issue of her naked pictures getting hacked and posted online. Leslie said that she keeps a folder titled porn so anyone looking just hads to ask.

Moreover, she also talked about all her most embarrassing personal moments — including the time Prince confused her for Chris Rock. Internet trolls? Leslie Jones has a crazy bus lady wielding a shovel as her firewall. It was clear, blunt and no kidding which made it hilarious.

SNL is drawing to a close with the whole election theme as the elections draw closer and in some one or two shows left, they hope to retain Alec Baldwin as Trump in the remaining episodes.

Next week, Solange Knowles has been confirmed to host the show and next week after that, Benedict Cumberbatch will be taking over the hosting duties

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