NBC will feature SNL "Weekend Update, Summer Edition"

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That Lorne Michaels and NBC would bank on four extended Weekend Update specials this summer makes sense on a lot of levels.

A rhythm they hope translates to prime-time laughter. Anything is possible, including an appearance by The Mooch himself. "I'm like human cocaine".

Hader's rip-roaring impersonation was a warm-up for the real Scaramucci, who will be a guest Monday on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert".

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Late Night: Meyers Jones Watch'GoT With Lord Varys

The news is so absurd that "Saturday Night Live" had to come out of their summer vacation schedule to issue a Weekend Update to handle the news.

Notably, less than half the episode was devoted to politics, with Kenan Thompson appearing as LaVar Ball - the outspoken father of Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball - and Leslie Jones chatting up her toned-up physique, asking Jost to kiss her bicep.

"ISIS is on the ropes, the border has never been more secure and the story of summer is.", Donald Jr. began. But as "Saturday Night Live" has enjoyed a resurgence in ratings and cultural relevancy, Jost's and Che's growing pains have smoothed out into a predictable dynamic. And Michael Che mocked Trump for folding his arms, saying he looked like "a Jeff Dunham puppet".

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The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand edged down by 0.1% in July after inching up by 0.1% in June. Wall Street saw a stock sell-off on Thursday as rising tensions between the US and North Korea filled investors with worry.

"You can't threaten someone when you're sitting down", Jost added. "Even FDR stood up when he was talking tough". "Da Mooch!" - calling in via FaceTime, and the desk hosted a visit from first sons Eric (Alex Moffat) and Donald Trump Jr.

"The whole story is a nothingburger", Don Jr. concluded.

"No one cares about my meeting with the Russians anymore", Don Jr. said.

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"But last week you got some peanuts", Eric shot back.

Accuracy aside, there was some genius to Moffat/Eric's hypnotized reaction to being handed a fidget spinner to distract him from mentioning Junior's legal difficulties.

Weekend Update: Summer Edition wouldn't be worthy of the "Weekend Update" part of its moniker if it didn't poke fun of and satirize American politics. The prime-time version offers a refreshing break from all the reality shows.

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Asked if any bids had been lodged for Sanchez, the Frenchman replied: "I can't tell you that at the moment". I think he will not play at Stoke, yes".

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