As host of "Saturday Night Live," it was almost inevitable that Seth Meyers would appear on "Weekend Weekend" to some extent. But it was somewhat surprising to see him revive his old segment "Really?", Which he traditionally made with his former co-host Amy Poehler. This time, however, he approached it with the help of current co-presenters Michael Che and Colin Jost.
It is a testament to the extraordinary strangeness of Thursday's Oval Office meeting between Kanye West and Donald Trump, that the program not only skewered him in the open cold, but also chose to talk about it during the long-awaited "Fiesta de weekend "of Meyers. The repetition, however, did nothing to diminish what turned out to be a triumphant return to that sacred desk.
Meyers, now the host of NBC's "Late Night," seemed excited when he wound up between Che and Jost and started kissing the desk.
"Then, Trump met Kanye in the Oval Office," Meyers began. "Really!?! You have no better things to do?" And, by the way, when I say that, I'm really not sure which of you I'm talking about, the only place where you should meet is in a group. They should be in the basement of a church and a guy with an earring and a leather bracelet should say, "I'm so glad you both decided to come back." I mean, really? "
Che soon followed with one of the most shocking jokes of SNL in recent times, by its language, not by its content.
"I've negotiated four words throughout this season in my new contract, that's true," Che said. Then he used one of the four: "So I just want to know, how much money does this [n-word] duties in taxes?
"Wow, you know, I was here for 12 years and [producer Lorne Michaels] He did not even give me a single word! "Exclaimed Meyers, before adding a line that made Che laugh:" Probably the best ".
Then Meyers returned to the meeting pointing out something that was overshadowed by the meeting of the minds of West and Trump.
"Do you know how crazy it was on Thursday at the White House? Kid Rock was there, and nobody cared, "Meyers said, referring to the singer of songs like" American Badass "and" Cowboy. "Rock was there to support legislation that Trump signed on Thursday that reviews how music is licensed and the composers.
"It was almost a relief to hear someone as reasonable as Kid Rock was in the White House," Meyers continued. "Do you know how hard it is to make Kid Rock sound like the adult in the room? His first name is "Kid".
Meyers then moved on to the moment when West, wearing a red baseball cap "Make America Great Again", embraced Trump at the end of his meeting.
"Man, it's so weird you can see black people and white supremacists betrayed at the same moment," Meyers said.
Che, however, said that he could understand.
"In fact, I have a lot of what Kanye was annoying tell. I mean, it seems someone said something really clever, and he just re-told it really, really badly, "said Che." Like when I was a kid, and the owner showed up, and my mom was telling me: & # 39; Tell him I'm not here. And then I would say, "My mom said she's not here." "
Finally, Jost took his chance to explain the meeting.
"Look, it's really very simple." Kanye wants to be Trump's famous friend, because Obama called Kanye an "imbecile," Jost said, referring to President Obama's comments about the rapper after West interrupted his acceptance speech. Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards 2009. "If the president of the United States would call him an 'asshole', he would go, & # 39; Do you know who I like? the following president. & # 39;
Then, Jost gave Meyers a gentle shot at the rumor that Trump ran for president after Meyers had hit his ego. The comedian threw Trump again and again during his routine at the 2011 White House correspondents' dinner.
"So, in a way, Obama is to blame for all this, in the same way that Seth is guilty of making fun of Trump so much that he decided to become president," Jost said.
"Wait, really, do people really think that?" Meyers said, as Che and Jost assured him yes.
And, in case you do not know, people definitely know it. This is not the first time that Meyers has joked about it.