SNL managed to skewer politics and reality TV this week, with a cold open featuring Cecily Strong as thenew Bachelorette and Kate McKinnon playing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who only had more bad news for the lovelorn reality star.
“The reality is that I don’t think I can give you everything that you want right now,” McKinnon’s Mueller nervously admitted to Kufrin, mirroring Luyendyk’s comments from the finale. “And I think you’ve sensed that.”
“So what, you don’t have Trump on collusion,” Strong’s Kufrin shot back, hurt and stunned.
“Um, I think I need to explore the possibility that I might have a stronger case with some other stuff,” Mueller sheepishly replied. “I’m just trying to be honest with you and tell you that I can’t commit to collusion right now.”
After a lot of crying in the bathroom and anxious, nervous silence, Kufrin asked the question on many viewers minds: “So that’s it? He’s just gonna be president?”
“I honestly, I just don’t know how to answer that,” Mueller said.
“So I have to wait two more years for him to be out of office,” Kufrin continued, despondent.
“Honestly, probably six,” Mueller replied, eliciting a loud, bleeped swear from the reality star.
But all of her sadness was instantly washed away when Mueller shared the only good news she’s heard in a while: “Look, if it makes you feel any better, [Jared] Kushner’s cooked and also you’re the next Bachelorette.”
“Oh! Well, that’s great! Then I’m fine,” Kufrin exclaims, laughing.