Alec Baldwin faced himself on "Saturday Night Live," but it wasn't so very hard to do because he was playing two brothers from another mother: Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump.
When those guys get together, can the topic of sex harassment be very far away? Baldwin's O'Reilly discovers during the skit that one of his reporters isn't on the scene — and no longer works for Fox News — prompting O'Reilly to ask: "Did she get the check?" The reporter's disappearing act is a dig about recent reports of payments to at least five women to settle sex harassment accusations against O'Reilly. Other disappearing acts? Some 60 Fox News sponsors who no longer want to be associated with the "O'Reilly Factor." That leaves a room for a commercial promoting "Dog Cocaine" on the "SNL" skit.
Baldwin's O'Reilly finally 'fesses up that he's been the subject of some fuzzy complaints from women involving "exciting opportunities" he has offered. Fortunately, notes Baldwin, someone who is "unimpeachable on all female issues" has stepped forward to defend him.
Cue "Hail to the Chief," and there's Baldwin — again — on the other side of a split screen playing Trump. "I see a lot of myself in you, Bill," says Baldwin's Trump.
"O'Reilly" thanks "Trump" for saying that he "did nothing wrong," even though it appears Trump doesn't really know the facts of the case. He had a "loose hunch," says Baldwin's Trump. "I'm more familiar with this case than, say ... health care."