Well, yes, this is just terrible. Last night’s season finale of Saturday Night Live was the first we’ve seen of Alec Baldwin’s miserable Trump impression in weeks, and it definitely was not missed. From the second his sour mug popped up on screen it was clear this opening sketch was going to be one we had to gut out, so imagine our surprise when it turned out to be far worse than even we thought it would be. This was a bad idea that was poorly executed, and it made us actually feel bad for the SNL cast members (all of whom are talented and likable) who had to sing and dance in this thing.
Here’s what you can expect when you hit that play button below: SNL’s standard Trump World impressions (Cecily Strong as Melania, Aidy Bryant as Sarah Sanders, Beck Bennett as Mike Pence, etc.) dancing on the Resolute desk while singing Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” with new lyrics about how Trump is unstoppable. The jokes can be hard to make out over the music, generally aren’t funny when you can hear them, and, as our reviewer John-Michael Bond writes, could be misinterpreted as praise for Trump, which is hardly what the show’s aiming for. It doesn’t really work on any level—even any possible excitement over seeing the cast dance is wiped out once you realize they’re going to stay stuck to that desk like barnacles and not move around the studio. (Hopefully this is the last we will ever see of Robert De Niro’s Robert Mueller.) And despite all that, it currently has over a million views on YouTube, which is twice as much as just about any other sketch from last night’s episode. Watch it for yourself, if you haven’t already, and afterward we’d love to hear your opinion on literally anything else.