Weekend Update Mr. Peanut Dies


Colin Jost

Michael Che

[Starts with Colin Jost in his news set. There’s a picture of Derek Jeter at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: Derek Jeter was voted in to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association who was one vote shy of unanimous decision. In case you’re wondering if Derek Jeter ever slept with a baseball writer’s wife.

[Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of a navy ship at right top corner.]

Michael Che: The US navy has for the first time ever named an aircraft carried in honor of an African-American sailor. And he must have been pretty brave joining the navy not knowing how to swim. I am just kidding. But the ship will be called ‘The USS guy from the village people’.

[Cut to Colin Jost. There’s a picture of a laptop showing ‘XXX’ at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: A popular porn website has suffered a massive data breach that exposed user’s identities and credit card numbers. “Wait, which porn site?” Said your husband just now?

[Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of male and female sign at right top corner.]

Michael Che: According to a new report. in 257 years, women around the world will be paid the same as men. So, stop complaining!

[Picture changes to Planters cartoon]

In a recent commercial, Planters peanuts announced that the company mascot Mr. Peanut has died. In accordance with his wishes he has been [Picture changes to peanut butter] cream-maded. Alright. I get that you like that.

[Cut to Colin Jost. There’s a picture of Gritty at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: Police in Philadelphia are investigating claims that Flyers mascot Gritty punched a 13 year old boy in the back. But I just can’t picture Gritty doing something like that. I mean look at him, he wouldn’t punch a kid in the back. He’s more of a leap out of the shadow and stick you with a syringe kind of guy. You know?

[Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of a goat at right top corner.]

Michael Che: A goat has been born in India with a genetic deformity that makes it look like it has a human face. “Wow! Crazy! How did that happen?” said a lonely farmer. Whatever, man! Whatever.

[Cut to Colin Jost laughing and pointing at Michael Che]


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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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