Alec Baldwin does a double take as Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump on ‘SNL’

Alec Baldwin apparently can do everything on “Saturday Night Live.”

After opening Saturday night’s show as President Donald Trump, Baldwin surprisingly returned later in the broadcast as Fox News host Bill O’Reilly to mock the anchor for his sexual harassment scandal that took place this week.

“Tonight’s ‘Talking Points Memo’ is the scandal that everyone’s been talking about all week, a scandal no one thought I’d have the guts to address head on … about the shocking allegations of the abuse of power that have been leveled against the Obama administration,” Baldwin as O’Reilly said to laughs.

The faux Fox host then tried to bring on a female correspondent before realizing that she no longer worked at the company.

“Did she get the check? Okay, fine,” Baldwin’s O’Reilly said, referencing the reports of settlements that had been paid to women alleging sexual harassment against O’Reilly.

The scandal has led to an advertiser exodus for Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” which the variety show made fun of by showing which sponsors had stuck around.

When Baldwin’s O’Reilly took a commercial break, he found that the only sponsors left on “The Factor” were “Dog Cocaine,” an erectile dysfunction drug for horses, and the film “Chips.”

The sketch somehow even got more Baldwin, as O’Reilly brought on President Trump, who was also played by Baldwin but in a split screen, as a guest.

“I actually see a lot of myself in you, Bill,” Baldwin’s Trump said.

The real-life President Trump defended O’Reilly earlier this week, saying that he didn’t think that the host did anything wrong.

As for “SNL’s” O’Reilly, he ended the sketch promoting his book “Old School.”

“It’s about having great morals and values,” Baldwin’s O’Reilly said. “And it couldn’t have come at a better time.”

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6 thoughts on “Alec Baldwin does a double take as Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump on ‘SNL’

  1. Dieselrider

    ” but you HAVE to respect his accomplishments.”

    No that is incorrect. Respecting someone is a choice. If you “HAD” to respect someone for their accomplishments. Everyone would “HAVE” to respect the current president. He has accomplished far more in business and job creation while in the private sector than probably any president before him but, we can certainly see that he does not get respect from everyone. So, no one has to respect anyone they choose not to. It’s all part of free speech.

    As to Alec Baldwin, he is a pretender. He makes his living pretending to be someone he is not. Most kids pretend to be someone they are not but, they grow out of that when they get older. His accounts of the world or politics are no more or less valid than anyone else. He is no more entitled to his brand of free speech than Walan is.

    • Qualia

      Everyone can succeed in America if they put in the effort, from that measure his accomplishments show he is successful. The arts are often subject to less respect from conservatives, but they still watch the situation comedies, the movies, the dramas, the news, all actors. Way is certainly entitled to his opinion however it tough to gauge what that is from one sentence denigrating statements. As for the alleged success I’m betting if I started with a few million bucks I could pretend to be a success, what the EC president is mirrors your assessment of Baldwin, he is an actor as well, a salesman with no conscience, a pretender also.
      It’s a shame Way can’t speak for himself.

        • Qualia


          First published Wed Aug 20, 1997; substantive revision Thu Aug 20, 2015

          Feelings and experiences vary widely. For example, I run my fingers over sandpaper, smell a skunk, feel a sharp pain in my finger, seem to see bright purple, become extremely angry. In each of these cases, I am the subject of a mental state with a very distinctive subjective character. There is something it is like for me to undergo each state, some phenomenology that it has. Philosophers often use the term ‘qualia’ (singular ‘quale’) to refer to the introspectively accessible, phenomenal aspects of our mental lives. In this broad sense of the term, it is difficult to deny that there are qualia. Disagreement typically centers on which mental states have qualia, whether qualia are intrinsic qualities of their bearers, and how qualia relate to the physical world both inside and outside the head. The status of qualia is hotly debated in philosophy largely because it is central to a proper understanding of the nature of consciousness. Qualia are at the very heart of the mind-body problem.

    • Qualia

      “an American actor, writer, producer, and comedian”,
      Knots Landing,
      The Hunt for Red October,
      The Marrying Man,
      The Shadow,
      The Aviator,
      The Departed,
      The Cooler, Academy Award for Best Supporting Acto
      30 Rock, winning two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards
      Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
      Match Game
      he attended George Washington University
      Right! He needs to get a real job, what’s your resume Way?
      I haven’t liked him in all his roles but you HAVE to respect his accomplishments.
      He serves on the board of People for the American Way.
      He is an animal rights activist
      I think politics gets in the way when emotional reflex is the priority.

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