A Shirtless Vladimir Putin Shimmies Down Trump's Chimney in SNL Cold Open

Posted on December 18, 2016

Shirtless Vladimir Putin with sack and Donald Trump on SNL Cold Open

Alec Baldwin returned as President Elect Donald Trump for last night's Saturday Night Live cold open. This time we got a look at Christmas at Trump Tower. A lucky Donald got a shirtless Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) coming down the chimney to spread a little Russian cheer. Melania (Cecily Strong) warned her husband not to trust Putin, but Trump just had to have a little chat with his new friend.

Beck Bennet is hilarious as the shirtless leader of Russia, who loves to flex his pecs when he's not flexing his power. He arrived bearing gifts, including a special "fun" version of Elf on the Shelf. He told Trump, "It's fun, you just put it right here next to your internet router," as he placed a listening device on the mantel. He explained, "You keep it there all year, it's fun."

Trump got another visitor - his proposed new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (John Goodman). Tillerson and Putin were thrilled to see each other and immediately launched into their own special bro handshake. While they are busying plotting their next oil move, Trump wants to know when they can take out Vanity Fair (which recently gave the Trump Grill a bad review). John Goodman is just a scream as Tillerson. We hope he sticks around if Tillerson is confirmed by the Senate. Take a look:



Photo: Will Heath/NBC

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