Weekend Update Russian Forces Slow Down Germany Increases Military Production

Colin Jost

Michael Che

[Starts with Weekend Update intro]

Announcer: It’s Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che.

[cheers and applause] [Cut to Colin Jost and Michael Che in their new set]

Colin Jost: Good evening everyone.

Michael Che: Welcome to Weekend Update. I’m Michael Che.

Colin Jost: I’m Colin Jost.

[Cut to Colin Jost in his news set. There’s a picture of Joe Biden at left top corner.] Well, we’re now at the point where in every press conference, the President’s asked, “Will there be a nuclear war?” A journalist asked President Biden if we should be worried about nuclear war and he said no. Because what’s he going to say? “Hell, yeah, man. Start digging a bunker Jack.” It’s like when a little kid asks you where Grandpa is gonna go when he dies? You know, obviously you’re gonna say heaven. But based on some of the stuff Grampy said, you know, hell is also on the table.

[Picture changes to a tank]

Some military experts have been surprised that despite having superior firepower, the Russian army has been slowed by aging equipment, poor motivation and inept leadership. So basically, they’re the Lakers.

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

Michael Che: Germany is now joining the EU to send arms to Ukraine, which is the first time Germany has ramped up military production since that little six year gap in their history books.

[Picture changes to Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin]

French President Emmanuel Macron said that after a tense 90 minute call with Vladimir Putin, he’s convinced that the worst is yet to come. Man. It’s amazing how much suffering could have been avoided if Putin was just a few inches taller.

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

Colin Jost: Senator Lindsey Graham who gives this exact same look at the urinal created a controversy on Twitter by suggesting that Russian should end the war in Ukraine by assassinating Vladimir Putin. It is a shocking disgusting example of Lindsey Graham being kind of right about something.

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

Michael Che: Governors in several states including New Hampshire, Ohio and Utah have banned the sale of Russian made vodka. No word yet on brides.

[Picture changes to members of congress]

Many of the members of Congress attending the State of the Union wore blue and yellow to show their support for Ukraine, while Kamala Harris wore all brown to do what she’s done for the last year, disappearing to the background.

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

Colin Jost: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis seen here being told someone’s pronouns, DeSantis yelled at students behind him at an indoor event to take off their masks saying, “Stop with this COVID theater.” And there’s nothing more on brand for conservatives than a dad screaming at boys to give up theater.

[Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of a news article that says “Vaccine requirement lifted” at right top corner.]

Michael Che: Starting on Monday, New York City will no longer require bars and restaurants to pretend to look at vaccination cards. The city will be lifting its vaccine mandate for indoor dining and events. “Finally!”, said the next variant.

Star Track Production

Vanessa Bayer

Pete Davidson

Mr. Crocker… Beck Bennett

Daughter… Aidy Bryant

Skacy Steve… Donald Trump

[Starts with a family dinner]

Vanessa: And I said, “That’s enough, sir.”

[Everyone laughing]

Pete: Well, it smells really good Mr. Crocker.

Mr. Crocker: That’s very sweet of you, but I know for fact it smells terrible.

Pete: Yeah, it does. It stinks.

Mr. Crocker: I know. But trust me, it will taste great. Old family recipe. Plus, you’re dating my daughter, so you’ll have to eat it.

[Everybody laughing]

Aidy: Dad!

Mr. Crocker: Sorry, I’m not going to embarrass you sweetheart. I’m not one of [gesturing to quote using his two fingers] “Those dads”. Let’s just listen to a little music [Mr. Crocker turns on the music] and enjoy a great meal.

[‘See you again’ by Wiz Khalifa starts playing]

Pete: Oh, I love this song.

Mr. Crocker: It’s great, isn’t it?

[Cut to Vanessa and Mr. Crocker smiling at each other] [Cut to Pete and Aidy] [the music playing is a ‘See you again’ instrumental with Mr. Crocker’s voice recorded singing on it]

Aidy: Dad!

Mr. Crocker: Yes honey?

Aidy: Is that you singing?

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Why? Do you like it?

[Cut to Pete and Aidy]

Aidy: I- I mean, I guess I’m just surprised.

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: [yelling] If it sucks then I’ll turn it off then!

[Cut to Vanessa]

Vanessa: Honey.

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Does it?

[Cut to Vanessa]

Vanessa: What?

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Suck!

[Cut to Pete and Aidy]

Aidy: No.

[Cut to Pete and Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Do you think it sucks, Dani?

[Cut to Pete]

Pete: No.

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Do you think it is good, Dani?

[Cut to Pete]

Pete: I mean..

[Cut to Pete and Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Okay, it sucks. I’m turning it off. Let’s eat. How’s the chicken?

[Cut to Vanessa]

Vanessa: It’s fine.

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: It sucks. I know it does. I left it out on the counter for too many days.

[Cut to Vanessa]

Vanessa: Okay. So, I saw the most amazing thing on the subway the other day. There were these two guys–

[Mr. Crocker plays another music with him singing in it] [Vanessa stops speaking because she is annoyed] [Cut to Aidy, Pete and Mr. Crocker. Mr. Crocker is nodding his head looking at Pete.] [Mr. Crocker has also used auto-tune in the recording]

Mr. Crocker: It sucks, does’t it?

[Cut to Vanessa]

Vanessa: Honey, calm down.

[Cut to Pete and Aidy]

Aidy: Did you use auto-tune?

[Cut to Pete and Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: I had to in some parts. Yeah. You know what? I’ll just change it to a song I don’t sing.

[Mr. Crocker changes the song]

There. Now everybody’s happy. You know, some of the chicken is actually not that bad.

[the music still has Mr. Crocker singing on it] [Cut to Vanessa]

Vanessa: That’s you singing Dave.

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: No, it’s Adam Levine from Maroon 5. So Dani, what do you parents do? Are they in music industry?

[Cut to Pete and Aidy]

Pete: Um, no. They’re real estate agents.

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Good. Because I’m not exactly happy with the people in the music industry right now. Yeah, I think I’m getting ripped off by Skacy Steve over a Star Tracks.

[Cut to Pete and Aidy]

Aidy: Who is Skacy Steve?

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: He’s a big producer over at Star Tracks. He cornered me in the dressing room at a men’s warehouse and he told me I had a beautiful voice and I was an absolute star. Now, I’m paying a $1000 a day for studio time and I’m on call 24/7. He can call me in any time of the day to record a new track.

[Cut to Vanessa sipping some wine]

Vanessa: That’s insane.

[Cut to Mr. Crocker. His pager is beeping.]

Mr. Crocker: [looks at the phone] Dammit! It’s Skacy Steve!

[Cut to Vanessa]

Vanessa: When did you get a pager?

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Skacy Steve gave it to me. I need to go and drop another verse.

[Cut to Vanessa]

Vanessa: Can’t you wait until you’re done with dinner?

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Fine, but I gotta eat real fast.

[Mr. Crocker starts eating wildly] [Cut to everybody. The doorbell rings.]

Vanessa: I wonder who that is.

[Cut to Mr. Crocker]

Mr. Crocker: Oh, no! It’s Skacy Steve.

Skacy Steve: Come on, out of my way.

[Cut to everybody. Skacy Steve walks in to the dining hall.]

Hey, I’ve got a new track for you.

Mr. Crocker: I’m having dinner with my family, Skacy.

Skacy Steve: Listen to this, Dave. This is right to your key.

[Mr. Crocker starts recording then and there in a small instrument that Skacy Steve brought in.]

Mr. Crocker: [singing] I don’t like it, I love it, love it, love it

Skacy Steve: Straight to the top of the charts, Dave. You’re gonna be a massive star.

[Skacy Steve pats Pete]

How are you doing, son? Skacy Steve. [shaking hands with Pete] Big, big producer at Star Track. Have you ever thought about a career that in the recording industry?

[Cut to Pete and Aidy]

Pete: Sure.

[Cut to Skacy Steve]

Skacy Steve: Oh, my god. The voice of an angel. You’re gonna be a massive star baby.

[Cut to Skacy Steve smiling looking at the camera. His teeh twinkles.] [The End]