Seth Meyers’ return to Saturday Night Live brought about an inevitable return to ‘Weekend Update.’ The segment — now hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost’ — brought him back for one of the bits he made famous, he and Amy Poehler riffing on a topic in a segment called REALLY!?!
The return of Really!?! following the narrative thread of the entire episode: largely Kanye West’s White House meeting with Donald Trump on Thursday. This time, Che and Jost got to take part in the segment, riffing on various moments from the meeting and getting in some jokes about Trump’s awkwardness and West’s insistence on complimenting a guy who clearly doesn’t like him all that much.
The funniest part of the segment was probably Che cashing in one of the “n-words” he claimed to negotiate into his contract with Lorne Michaels to ask how much money Kanye owes the government in taxes, complete with a graphic on screen. Meyers laments not ever getting that added into his contract, too.
Other highlights included Che advocating for a more personal approach to climate change, as Fox News should tell people climate change will take away Confederate flags and statues to ensure that there’s a “recycling bin outside every Cracker Barrel.”
One particularly millennial part of the segment was when a Goop staffer had a bit of a meltdown when it was suggested that Gwyneth Paltrow might be watching her vocal fry-filled performance on national television.
“What are you doing to me,” Baskin Johns asked. “You’re going to make me Goop my pants.”
But everyone tuning in was hoping Meyers would hit all the old roles that he did so well while he was on the show for a dozen years. And he didn’t disappoint on Saturday night.