SNL's Robert Mueller can't commit to collusion in Bachelor sendup

"Saturday Night Live" reimagined "Robert Mueller" in the painful finale of "The Bachelor" as a man who "can't commit" to proving election collusion by Donald Trump with the Russians. SNL has just a slight change in casting: Kate McKinnon plays Robert Mueller opposite Becca, the dumped Bachelor contestant played by Cecil Strong.

"I let my walls down for you", Strong's Becca said.

The drama of The Bachelor provided the ideal set-up for a joke about Mueller's ongoing investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The cold open parodied Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s yanked proposal on the final episode of the ABC reality show.

In SNL's cold open on Saturday, Kufrin (played by Cecily Strong) tells cameras, "The past few months have been such a whirlwind, but I finally feel like I'm in a place where I can see the future so clearly". Allison Janney, Willem Dafoe, Sally Hawkins and Timothee Chalamet were also skewered in the sketch.

"But you indicted 13 Russians, like everything that happened in the Seychelles, that means nothing?" "He's just gonna be president?" I just want to get to the point where this is all over and life goes back to normal.

She then asked Mueller what everyone in America has been thinking.

McKinnon's Mueller informed his tearful sweetheart that there's a chance Trump could survive the 2020 political gauntlet, when he's expected to seek a second term.

McKinnon's Mueller can't promise Becca that he will charge Trump with collusion in his investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the United States election, because he can't get obstruction of justice off his mind.

"I don't know how to answer that", McKinnon says. "The This Is U.S." sketch features host Sterling K. Brown playing Ben Carson in a video that spoofs the NBC series' tendency to draw out sobs along with Aidy Bryant as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Pete Davidson as Jared Kushner and Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, the one person who can't cry because "I have nothing in me".

Vanessa Coleman

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