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BERNIE SANDERS MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE ON ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’

Trump, left, and Sanders
Trump, left, and Sanders

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – It was the highlight of last night’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosted by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. While he was delivering his opening monologue, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders was standing by backstage waiting for his cue.

Then it was time. As Trump was wrapping up his monologue, the cameras shifted backstage as Sanders screamed “Trump’s a racist!”

Trump said he was never informed that Sanders would be appearing on the same show and accused SNL producers of maliciously plotting to embarrass him.  He’s threatening to sue.

Meanwhile, Sanders said the only reason he agreed to the cameo appearance was because SNL gave him $5,000 towards his campaign.

MARGARET CHO RANTS: ‘ONLY THREE-QUARTERS ASIAN AMERICAN’ HOSTED SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE IN 41 YEARS

Cho
Cho

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – Comedian Margaret Cho criticized Saturday Night Live for not ever having an Asian American host for 41 years now. She made the comment while protesting the fact that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  whom he described as a “racist, sexist and incestuous man, ” will be returning to the late-night show as host for the second time on November 7.

When asked which Asian American personality should be invited as SNL host, Cho said, “Me, of course!”

When others pointed out to Cho that in fact there had been two previous SNL hosts who were Asian American —  Fred Armisen, a quarter Japanese and  Rob Schneider, half Filipino– she replied:

“People come at me and say, ‘Oh, Fred Armisen is a quarter Japanese, Rob Schneider is half Filipino.’ Yeah, that makes three-quarters of an Asian-American, not even in one person, in 41 years.”

Cho, was born in America to Korean parents.  So that, in effect, makes her part American and part Korean.

“If I am invited to host SNL, then that would make for a total of one and a quarter Asian American hosts for the show in 41 years” she added.

A quick check of SNL archives, however, shows that other Asian Americans have hosted SNL: Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Bruno Mars. So that totals three and three-quarters, without Cho.

FCC ORDERS SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE TO GIVE EQUAL TIME TO ALL CANDIDATES

Hillary on SNL
Hillary on SNL

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ordered Saturday Night Live (SNL) to have each of the remaining 36 Republican presidential candidates host a future episode of the late-night comedy television show.

SNL had previously announced that Donald Trump will host the November 7 episode, prompting complaints from the rest of the Republican  candidate field.

FCC rules mandate that if free airtime was granted to a candidate over the public airwaves, equal time had to be made available to his or her opponent, if it was requested.

Well, all of Trump’s opponents requested equal time.

So there you have it, for 35 weeks after November 7  viewers will be treated to a GOP presidential candidate hosting SNL, starting with Ben Carson.

On the Democratic side, since Hillary Clinton appeared for a short segment of SNL recently, each of the Democratic presidential candidates (except Jim Webb who dropped out of the race today) will be given  the same amount of time on the show.

That, folks, is how Demoracy works!