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New Anchor Team for ‘Weekend Update’

With Seth Meyers‘s move to “Late Night” there’s a new anchor team for “Saturday Night Live.” Tonight SNL head writer Colin Jost joins Cecily Strong for Weekend Update, or as Strong now calls it, “C & C Update Factory.”

Jost wrote for popular characters including Drunk Uncle (played by cast member Bobby Moynihan) and The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party (who is played by Strong). WATCH:

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What Didn’t Make it into the MSNBC Sketch on SNL

Bill Carter spent part of last week and all of Saturday night at 30 Rock for a behind-the-scenes look at “Saturday Night Live.” With less than a month to the election, the show has plenty of political fodder to fill its 90 minutes. As we pointed out yesterday, one of those sketches was about MSNBC’s post-debate coverage. Carter writes about how one of the MSNBC hosts/characters didn’t make the live show:

Mr. Michaels, with a still unfinished sketch on his hands, was toying with opening the show with an MSNBC sketch, even though chronologically it would have happened after the debate. Mr. Meyers and the co-head writer Colin Jost stood in front of a run-through of the MSNBC sketch during dress rehearsal, taking notes. Before the live show, an entire character, Ed Schultz, played by Bobby Moynihan, had been cut, and a new joke for Chris Matthews about Mr. Obama needing a Mike Tyson face tattoo for the next debate had been added.

Gretchen Carlson on parody: ‘Thank you, ‘SNL’ for saying that we mean something in this business’

The “Fox & Friends” crew (minus Steve Doocy who wasn’t in today) reacted to the SNL send-up they got Saturday night.

Brian Kilmeade, at seeing himself parodied by a plumper Bobby Moynihan, said “When I watched this, I really went jogging and it wasn’t even me.”

Gretchen Carlson marveled at the likeness of the SNL version of their set: “Look at that white sofa. Maybe we could get that white sofa. That was the only difference between our set, otherwise they did get the set down perfectly.”

“Thank you, ‘SNL’ for saying that we mean something in this business after being #1 all this time, why not do a skit on us?” said Carlson. “I would like to counter your ‘thank you,’ with ‘go back to ignoring us,” said Kilmeade.

If you missed it, see the skit after the jump…

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