“Saturday Night Live” found plenty to poke fun at in its most recent episode. The episode was hosted by actress Carey Mulligan and featured musical guest Kid Cudi.

The popular sketch comedy show also took a moment to pay tribute to the recent deaths of rapper DMX and former writer Anne Beatts.

Here are some of the notable sketches from the 17th episode of “SNL” Season 46.

Cold Open

The opening sketch featured a parody of the fictional news program “Eye on Minnesota,” which featured castmembers Kenan Thompson, Ego Nwodim, Kate McKinnon, and Alex Moffat portraying news anchors.

The four started off discussing the trial of Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer who faces two murder charges and one manslaughter charge for the death of George Floyd. While the group agreed on the compelling evidence against Chauvin, the two Black anchors were skeptical about whether justice would be served.

“That sounds like we all agree: there is no way Derek Chauvin walks away from all of this,” McKinnon said.

Nwodim and Thompson responded, “Well..” Nwodim explained, “Let’s just say, we’ve seen this movie before.”

McKinnon noted that police have “historically” been found not guilty in similar cases, but Thompson and Nwodim had a different recollection of the past. “Historically?” Thompson asked. “She means every single time,” Nwodim added.

While the four struggled to agree on whether Chauvin would be found guilty, the anchors were able to agree that Matt Gaetz’s sex trafficking scandal was awful. However, the weatherman, portrayed by Chris Redd, had a different opinion. “But when you think about it, 17 ain’t that young fam,” he quipped.

Weekend Update

"Weekend Update" hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che touched on some of the most notable news stories from last week, but the segment dedicated to the upcoming anniversary of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic garnered plenty of laughs from the audience and social media.

Jost interviewed the iceberg, played by actor Bowen Yang, that sank the ship. Although the iceberg wanted to focus on promoting his new album, he eventually touched on the sinking.

The iceberg insisted he also suffered more than one injury from the sinking of the ship, including his public image.

“Everyone is talking about me — not the water,” he said. “No one is canceling the ocean!”


The episode paid photographic tributes to DMX and Beatts following their deaths.

The rapper, whose real name was Earl Simmons, died Friday at age 50. He had suffered a heart attack on April 2 and spent the next week in a coma. The native New Yorker released seven studio albums including, “And Then There Was X,” “Year of the Dog… Again” and “Undisputed.” In 2000, DMX appeared as the musical guest in an episode hosted by Julianna Margulies.

Beatts died Wednesday at the age of 74. She was one of the original writers on “Saturday Night Live” and spent five seasons with the program. Beatts also created the sitcom "Square Pegs."

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Pictured [L-R]: Bowen Yang as “The Iceberg That Sank The Titanic” and anchor Colin Jost during “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live.” Will Heath/NBC