This week’s “Saturday Night Live” musical guest, Chance the Rapper, didn’t just stick with doing the standard “SNL” music performance. Instead, he teamed up with Kenan Thompson for a music video celebrating the last Christmas we’ll ever have, what with Trump becoming president in January.
Harking back to the 90’s stylings of Run-DMC, Chance and Thompson were also joined by DMC himself. The musical skit detailed the best things about Obama being the president during the holidays, and made note of the things that Americans can still enjoy this year before alluding to certain doom next December. “La-la-la-la-last Christmas /Buh-buh-buh-buh-Barack’s still here/ La-la-la-la-last Christmas/ Buh-buh-buh-buh-before Trump next year,” the song’s tagline went. You can check out the video above.
Other lines were slightly more real, as they ran down the list of all the stuff you can do now but maybe won’t be able to do this time next year, like same-sex marriage, hanging out with immigrants and getting medical care when you’re injured:
“Hey kid, enjoy the presents / while you can / because next year you might get a bomb from Iran!”
“We got birth control under the tree / and we’re stuffin’ every stocking with legal weed!”
Classic New York rap stylings guided the song through ups and downs, marking what may have been one of the more memorable holiday season skits from the show in a while. Leslie Jones joined the fun as Missy Elliott with a beautiful, lusty verse dedicated to Joe Biden that might as well have been co-written by “Parks and Rec” heroine character Leslie Knope. “Wanna take a freaky ride with Amtrak Joe / and we can share an ice cream under the mistletoe!” sang Jones.
DMC’s interjection came midway through, and he got a jab in at Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats as he dropped the line,” Never trust a white dude wearin’ no red hat,” before a white dude dressed as Santa came out wearing one of those MAGA hats.
It’s the last Christmas with Obama, so hug your baby mama, folks.