Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Alec Baldwin Returns to “SNL” After Alleged Punch Arrest, Makes Fun of It in Show’s Cold Opening


Alec Baldwin is out of the dog house at “Saturday Night Live.” He returned in the cold open last night as Donald Trump, and he was a sight for sore eyes. Baldwin has been out for three weeks since he allegedly punched a guy whose parking space he thought was his. But the arrest wasn’t exactly being avoided in conversation. Baldwin made fun of it during the opening. The audience didn’t react with much gusto– either they didn’t know what he meant or they didn’t think it was funny. Anyway, the opening was the funniest spot in a desultory episode.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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