Mid-Day News

Kenan Thompson

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Ego Nwodim

Alex Moffat

Dennis Jones… Chris Redd

[Starts with WANU Midday News intro] [Cut to the news set]

Kenan Thompson: This is the morning, and welcome back to WANU Midday News.

[Cut to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kenan Thompson]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Coming up, the mayor’s office announced a bold new plan to revamp the city’s infrastructure.

[Cut to Ego Nwodim and Alex Moffat]

Ego Nwodim: And it’s about time. But first, yet another gas station has fallen prey to an armed robbery. A shell station in the 4,000 block of Pulaski highway was robbed around 11:45 AM this morning making that a total of seven gas stations to be attacked in the last week.

Alex Moffat: Ouff. Scary stuff.

[Cut to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kenan Thompson]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: And we’re told the suspect remains at large. But authorities believe that they now have a credible description of the perp. The suspect described as a white male–

Kenan Thompson: Woo!

[Cut to everybody]

Ego Nwodim: Love it!

[Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim and having high-fives]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: I’m sorry, what are you two celebrating?

[Cut to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kenan Thompson]

Kenan Thompson: Oh, nothing. We’re just glad that we know what the criminal looks like.

[Cut to everybody]

And he ain’t one of us.

Ego Nwodim: You know what I’m talking about? You know what I’m saying? You know what I’m thinking?

[Cut to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kenan Thompson]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Anyway, the suspect—

Kenan Thompson: White guy.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Was last spotted fleeing the scene on foot. So, anyone with information is being asked to contact the MPD immediately.

Kenan Thompson: Yes, help us catch this white criminal.

[Cut to Ego Nwodim and Alex Moffat]

Alex Moffat: In other news, a Ponzi scheme has shaken some of Miami’s wealthiest residents.

Ego Nwodim: That’s one of y’all’s for sure.

Alex Moffat: Clemet Smith of Clemet Smith Investment Securities is accused of committing this egregious white collar crime.

Ego Nwodim: Right there in the name.

Alex Moffat: Smith is said to have been operating a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

Ego Nwodim: Now you know black people ain’t got that kind of money.

Alex Moffat: He was arrested this morning in Boca Raton.

[Cut to a picture of a black young man]

And look at that.

[Cut to Ego Nwodim and Alex Moffat]

Ego Nwodim: Damn!

Alex Moffat: He’s black.

Ego Nwodim: Really, what?

Kenan Thompson: Okay, so I guess we tied.

[Cut to everybody]

One of ours for one of yours.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: This is ridiculous. No one’s keeping score. Okay. [Cut to Dennis Jones on weather report] We have an update on that tropical storm we’ve been tracking. Let’s hear from WAMU weatherman Dennis Jones. Dennis?

Dennis Jones: Thanks, Pam. We’ve been previously calling a tropical storm. It’s not upgraded to a category hurricane, as you see here, destroying everything in its path with incredible high winds. We’re calling this one Hurricane Chet. And that’s a white man’s name if I ever heard one.

[Cut to everybody in the news set]

Ego Nwodim: I knew it. I knew it. I knew it.

[Cut to Dennis Jones]

Dennis Jones: And that makes two of y’all, one of us. We in the lead, back in the game. Gang, gang. Gang, gang.

[Cut to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kenan Thompson]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: No way. That doesn’t not count. Hurricanes are not white.

Kenan Thompson: Unless they’re named Chet.

[Cut to everybody]

Alex Moffat: Okay! Can we move on from this petty game please?

Kenan Thompson: Oh, because y’all losing.

Ego Nwodim: Oh, how convenient.

[Cut to Ego Nwodim and Alex Moffat]

Alex Moffat: Okay, let’s just get back to the news. A Ft. Launderdale man was apprehended outside of a – cracker barrel.

Ego Nwodim: Um-hmm. Keep going.

Alex Moffat: For cutting brake lines on dozen bird-scooters.

Ego Nwodim: You know only white people got that kind of time.

Alex Moffat: Okay. Yeah. So, he’s white, so what?

[Cut to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kenan Thompson]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: So now we’re down to one.

Kenan Thompson: It’s not looking too goof for y’all today. In other news, a shopper was apprehended by security at Oceanside mall for assaulting a man who stepped on his Air Jordan’s.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Oh, I’m sorry. Did you say Air Jordan’s?

[Cut to Ego Nwodim and Alex Moffat]

Alex Moffat: Oh, that’s black for sure.

Ego Nwodim: Damn.

[Cut to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kenan Thompson]

Kenan Thompson: You know, I knew it. I knew it as soon as I saw it. Right.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Okay. And how about this one? A local woman attacked a cashier at a nail shop after they refused to take her welfare card.

Kenan Thompson: Oh, my lord.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Police say they’re looking for a 19-year-old white—Damn it!

Kenan Thompson: Whoo! That’s three, baby!

[Cut to Ego Nwodim and Alex Moffat]

Ego Nwodim: Nice!

Alex Moffat: Okay, let’s get that back. Police say a Latino man—

Ego Nwodim: Ah! Skip that one. We don’t need that. Okay, how about this? How about a man on rock climbing trip was mauled by a bison for the second time in three months. See, y’all don’t learn. Y’all don’t like to learn.

Alex Moffat: Okay, just keep reading.

Ego Nwodim: This incident happened in the Utah National State park.

Alex Moffat: Not looking good.

Ego Nwodim: The family of the man now identified as Laquan Tankin.

Alex Moffat: Yes!

Ego Nwodim: Baby, what are you dong?

Alex Moffat: What an upset.

[Cut to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kenan Thompson]

Kenan Thompson: A Laquan? Rock climbing? In Utah?

[Cut to Dennis Jones]

Dennis Jones: That’s okay. We still tied up baby.  Let’s go.

[Cut to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kenan Thompson]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: All right. Next one takes it. A man dressed as the joker— Damn it!

Kenan Thompson: Woo!

[Cut to everybody]

Good game. Good game.

[Starts with WANU Midday News outro]

Kaylee, Crystal & Janetta

Mikey Day

Kaylee … Aidy Bryant

Janetta …Kate McKinnon

Crystal … Cecily Strong

Jean … Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Gerald … Beck Bennett

[Starts with a clip of Buddy’s State Line Bar] [Cut to the bar. There are two ladies yelling at other people.]

Mikey Day: Hey, hey, hey, I know you all are regulars but you’re getting too rowdy, okay? And your friend is dancing too wild, [Cut to Kate McKinnon Dancing wild on the jukebox] all right? I’m getting complaints.

Kaylee: Oh, okay. What is this, the Ritz-Carlton? What’s wrong with Janetta? What’s up with you, Janetta?

[Cut to Janetta]

Janetta: I met by my ex-boyfriend.

[Cut to three ladies]

Kaylee: What? That’s the only kind of good boyfriend there is.

Crystal: Ex.

Kaylee: So, which one?

[Cut to Janetta]

Janetta: Gerald. From the guitar center.

[Cut to Kaylee and Crystal]

Kaylee: Oh, the one we all slept with and now hate.

Janetta: Yeah.

[Cut to everyone]

Kaylee: Oh, Jenny! Where have you been?

Jean: Hell, good! [Cut to Janetta and Jean] My brother Tren just got out of three nights’ prison, left the police to seat middle at in the yard he had planned with. He did a big old surprise with a dynamite.

[Cut to Kaylee and Crystal]

Crystal: Sheet metal is no doubt.

[Cut to Janetta and Jean]

Janetta: I tried to throw a piece of sheet metal on my ex-boyfriend. And I guess wind got underneath it, blew that sucker, bow, right back in my face.

Jean: Screw him. You don’t need no man. None of us do. Look at us. We want love? We can find it.

[Cut to Kaylee and Crystal]

Crystal: Easy.

Kaylee: Oh, yeah! Piece of cake.

[Cut to Janetta and Jean]

Jean: Don’t say nothing about cake to me today.

[Cut to Kaylee and Crystal]

Crystal: Why, Janey girl?

Jean: I tried to get a cake today [Cut to Janetta and Jean] at Walmart. They wouldn’t write on it what I wanted on it.

[Cut to Kaylee and Crystal]

Crystal: What you want on that cake?

Kaylee: Oh, yeah! Piece of cake.

[Cut to everybody]

Jean: A threat?

[A man walks by. The girls are checking him out.]

Kaylee: That’s Gerald from the guitar center.

Jean: He got some nerve, walking in here looking like sex on a stick on his tight jeans.

[Cut to Gerald drinking beer at the bar]

Janetta: You know what? I don’t are. [Cut to the ladies] I’m not bothered by him at all.

Crystal: Yeah, me neither.

[Cut to Gerald]

Gerald: Hey, ladies.

[Cut to the ladies. They are yelling at Gerald.] [Cut to Gerald]

Gerald: Um, soak it in ladies. Take in all my sexy. It’s not my fault y’all fell in love with this. I would too.

[Cut to the ladies]

Crystal: No, don’t even try to smooth this over.

Gerald: Hey, I told you, [Cut to Gerald] monogamy wouldn’t work in my world.

[Cut to everybody]

Gerald: Girls, I’m sorry. But I want to give this piece of trash a whole mess of pain.

[Other ladies are hooting for her] [Cut to Jean and Gerald]

You act like I said bad things, okay? I miss you. You smell so good, it’s like menthol cigarettes and bar lines. Which one of us do you like best? Please say me. [Jean punches Gerald] Well – Kaylee, your turn.

[Cut to everyone. Jean takes the seat and Kaylee walks to Gerald]

Kaylee: Okay, I hope you live through this.

[Other ladies hooting for her] [Cut to Kaylee and Gerald]

Did you get my email? Where I gave you my work schedule with all my little lunch breaks? Because I was hoping we could squeeze out a little quicky during one of those times. Because I miss your beefy fingers.

[Kaylee hits Gerald with a bottle on his head]

But yeah, yeah, [Cut to everybody] I hope that this gives you a headache just for all the ones you gave me.

[Janetta walks to Gerald]

Janetta: All right. This is my turn. [Other ladies hooting for her] [Cut to Janetta and Gerald]

Hey, act like I’m choking you. Remember when we walked out on the dock? And you said, “Look.” And I did. And it was the – and I laughed about it. And you kissed my laughing open mouth? Well, I want that back, man. You’re dead to me. [Janetta hits Gerald with a bullseye board] Crystal, finish him off.

[Cut to Crystal bringing up a guitar to hit Gerald]

Crystal: Yeah. Yeah! [Crystal hits Gerald with a guitar and breaks it] Oh. Hey. Hey. You remember what we talked about the night you left me? I changed to my mind, okay? I will give you a backstage pass. Now get lost and stay there.

[Cut to everybody]

Kaylee: We showed his ass ladies.

Crystal: That, we sure did.

Janetta: To sisterhood.

Jean: Well, I got to get out of here. I got a date with your son.

Kaylee: Okay, have fun. Tell him I folded his laundry.

[Ends with a video clip of Buddy’s State Line Bar]