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‘SNL’ finale: Cecily Strong’s Judge Jeanine Pirro makes a splash on Weekend Update

‘SNL’ finale: Cecily Strong’s Judge Jeanine Pirro makes a splash on Weekend Update

Printed 2: 42 a.m. ET May 23, 2021 | Updated 2: 58 a.m. ET May 23, 2021


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Judge Jeanine Pirro, played by Cecily Strong, gave her “parting thoughts” at some stage in the season finale of “Saturday Evening Live.

The real Judge Pirro hosts Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” In March 2020, her reveal moved to a distant broadcast and the first at-dwelling reveal raised eyebrows after Pirro regarded as if it’d be stumbling over her phrases at some stage in the program. Fox News explained that technical difficulties “impacted the quality” of the cable information reveal, but social media users speculated that the delays may have advance from alcohol consumption. 

Strong, dressed as Pirro, swiveled onto the Weekend Update “SNL” area with a bulbous glass of red wine, making determined to splash a puny on Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost to accent her slurred speech. 

Jost mentioned that it had been awhile since he last saw Strong’s Pirro. 

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“I’m calm here. My reveal on Fox is on every Saturday at 9,” she said. “But I did take some break day lately, I went down to probably the most opulent place on Earth: Mar-a-Lago.” 

The faux-Pirro gave heropinions on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ border coverage. While she said the unique presidential administration is “a disaster,” she added that she’s calm standing strong because she did it “My Way.”

Jeanine Pirro! #SNLFinalepic.twitter.com/XKMB9p2jgi

— Saturday Evening Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) May 23, 2021

Strong then will get up from the desk, not without spilling the remainder of her red wine on Jost whereas asking him to maintain her glass, and breaks out in song with Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” 

“Bring in my other wine,” she said, noting her empty glass. 

Stagehands then wheeled in a giant glass field of red wine topped with a large straw. Strong’s Pirro went into the second verse of the Sinatra song and scooped up a glass beefy of liquid to throw back on Jost. She executed the song by immersing herself in the wine field and belting, “I did it my way!” 

The skit got the attention of Twitter users who rumored that the performance may have been the “swan song” of Strong’s time at “SNL” after 9 seasons.

“I really hope she sticks around but when here is Cecily Strong’s Swan Song on #SNL successfully that was a (expletive) of a way to exit,” one consumer wrote.

Another consumer tweeted: “I’m going to be so sad if Cecily Strong is leaving SNL. She’s one of my faves. She appears to be combating off tears and the Weekend Update skit…it all has me fearful.”

Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff


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‘SNL’ finale: Cecily Strong’s Judge Jeanine Pirro makes a splash on Weekend Update