This weekend, James Franco hosted Saturday Night Live. It was his fourth time hosting the show, a fact which he and his friend and frequent collaborator Seth Rogen commented on numerous times during the cold open. Rogen, for the record, has only hosted SNL twice. This seems a somewhat strange oversight.
The theme of the day was liberals and sexual assault.
SNL has long been accused of having a liberal bias.During a 2012 interview, in fact, podcast host Bill Simmons asked then-headwriter Seth Meyers, "Would you say that you skew toward being more of a liberal show? I think that’s a fair statement, right?" "I think you could certainly make the argument…" was Meyers reply. "Yes, there are more liberal people involved in the show."
Well, said liberals were up on this weekend's SNL, with one of the first skits riffing on the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has torched through Hollywood and several different industries.
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Both men have been called up to apologize for their actions.
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Thompson, however, had issued numerous and several gems of misogyny.
But the women weren't at all disconcerted by his alarming statements, which were declared in a genial manner.
In fact, it's revealed in the end that the reason behind Charlie's firing is not sexual harassment.
The most talked about skit, however, involved "Weekend Update" co-host Michael Che.
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