Before tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live aired, the sketch-comedy show revealed on Instagram that this would be Cecily Strong’s final appearance after 11 years of wonderful service.
Before her huge send-off, however, SNL played a cold open with Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson) advertising his NFT collection, a move that was mocked even by the former president’s closest allies.
“We call them nifties cause they’re so neat,” Trump explained. “They feature incredible artwork pertaining to my life and my career. For example, when I was an astronaut, or riding a big elephant. Trump cards are each ninety-nine dollars. Seems like a lot, seems like a scam, and in many ways it is, but we love the Trump cards. We just love them. You can also get ‘em for free by just going online and looking at them. Maybe taking a screenshot. I don’t know.”
“And the best part is: each card comes with an automatic chance to win an exclusive mystery prize where you get to pick anything out of this nice box,” he continued, holding a crate overflowing with classified information.
Trump then introduced his “third least embarrassing child,” Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day), to help him with the sales pitch.
“I know what you’re thinking: ninety-nine dollars? You can get two grams for that!” Don Jr. exclaimed.
Cecily Strong’s character Guilfoyle then came out in a Christmas-red dress.
“Thank you! And I know you’re gonna love this Christmas album that I’m calling, Now That’s What No One Calls Music!” she said. “And I guarantee you’ll SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE!”