Apr 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy

"SNL" cold open addresses Derek Chauvin trial

A screenshot of the latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open, satarizing the Derek Chauvin trial with a news program called "Eye on Minnesota"
A screenshot of the latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open, satarizing the Derek Chauvin trial with a news program called "Eye on Minnesota." Photo: NBC

The latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open used a news show sketch to tackle the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces murder and manslaughter charges over the death of George Floyd.

The big picture: In the "Eye on Minnesota" skit, white "anchors" Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat spoke of their faith in the justice system. Black anchors Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim were more doubtful. Nwodim's journalist noted, "We've seen this movie before."

  • Actress Carey Mulligan hosted the show. Kid Cudi was the musical guest.
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