We knew that Saturday Night Live was going to be saving something great for Weekend Update tonight — they got it with Mike Lindell.
The series brought out Beck Bennett for what an absolutely ridiculous, over-the-top impersonation of the MyPillow guy, who has been known for generating headlines about his claims over the past several months. Beck went BIG with his impersonation, and while we can’t really tell you that much in terms of how Lindell sounds, this did generate some great reviews among viewers online. “Lindell” spouted off all sorts of shocking theories, promoted a book, and then also had a jab at the totally-random stories connecting him to Jane Krakowski.
Do we see this becoming an ongoing SNL character in the future? Not exactly. This feels a little more like a one-off, something meant to capitalize on recent headlines associated with Lindell. We think that the producers looked at tonight’s show mostly as a way to ensure that they could comment on the past few months, but we don’t think there is this insatiable appetite to continue doing so over the course of the next several months. They will probably move forward to things that are going on in the news moving forward — we saw a lot of this via the producers opting to talk about stock options more than former President Trump at times.
The bummer here is for Beck, given that this may very well be one of the best impersonations that we’ve seen him do on Weekend Update over the years.
Beyond Mike Lindell, SNL did also bring out a recurring character during Weekend Update tonight — Cathy Anne, otherwise known as the woman who yells outside of Michael Che’s window. This was a Weekend Update that brought you something familiar and something new, and it may be one of the better parts of what was otherwise a fairly uneven show hosted by John Krasinski.
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