“Saturday Night Live” was criticized widely after the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal broke because they completely ignored it. But after a week of criticism, they finally tackled Hollywood’s biggest controversy.
Here’s one Weinstein sketch:
How did they mock Weinstein?
In one sketch, an actress round table panel discusses sexual harassment, and they veer into jokes at the expense of Weinstein. “I actually did have one meeting with Harvey, OK,” said one actress, “I was invited to his hotel room, and when I arrived he was naked, hanging upside from a monkey bars.”
“He tried to trick me into thinking his genitals were actually his face!” she continued. “It almost worked, the resemblance is uncanny.”
In another segment during the Weekend Report, pseudo-anchors mock Weinstein before going back to bashing President Donald Trump.
Here’s the Weekend Report sketch:
What was the response?
Many people found the critique from “Saturday Night Live” underwhelming:
SNL finally broke down and did the a Harvey Weinstein skit, if anyone cares
— Jeff Poor (@jeff_poor) October 15, 2017
SNL dutifully trying to find humor in the Weinstein story.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 15, 2017
Oh, finally a skit about Weinstein, but the gist of it deflects away from Weinstein, and focuses on a character who unstable. #SNL
— Allen (@arlasko) October 15, 2017
— Holly (@hollyhiatt) October 15, 2017
This was their best idea regarding Harvey Weinstein? #snl
— Starwolf Oakley (@starwolf_oakley) October 15, 2017
— Joshua Bilmes (@jabbermaster) October 15, 2017
The show also featured many sketches mocking Trump and members of his administration.