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By Dennis Romero
"Saturday Night Live" gave some laughter at the expense of Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos after his strained accusations that the National Enquirer threatened to publish sexual graphic images that were part of texts between him and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez.
The comedy showcase opened with a spoof of MSNBC's "Meet The Press" and a thorough discussion of what can be seen in the alleged images.
Washington Post Columnist Eugene Robinson, played by Kenan Thompson, wondered if Bezos "is working on something that is the size of an Amazon echo or is it more of a dot."
Robinson said he was looking forward to seeing some Bezos pictures.  "I want to make them funny memes, and I send them to all my friends," he said.
The eighty-year-old US Minister of Commerce Wilbur Ross (Kate McKinnon), a billionaire investor, was introduced by host Chuck Todd (Kyle Mooney), and he expressed his discomfort with the subject.
"I'm one of the guys," he said. "I like to watch sports and drink a cold glass of blood."
US lawyer Matt Whitaker (Aidy Bryant) joined the conversation and at one point confirmed that his time in the Trump administration was to be counted in months.
"Soon I will go back to my job of breaking up the Jerry Springer Show," he said.
A later sham satirized scandal in Virginia around the admissions of government Ralph Northam and attorney General Mark Herring that you were wearing blackface in the 1980s.
Repertoire daughter Kenan Thompson played the chair for a Legislative Ethics Committee wishing to know, "Does anyone else have blackface in college? Anybody?"
He has trouble convincing lawmakers that the blackface is never acceptable.
"I just didn't think this would be so complicated," he said.
"What if you had blackface as a tribute, as a tribute to your hero?" A politician asked.
"Who is your hero?" Thompson said.
"Al Jolson", the lawyer replied.
The satirical news section "Weekend Update" lived in Virginia, and referred to Northam told reporters at a press conference a week ago that he once used blackface to portray Michael Jackson.
"Weekend update" co-host Michael Che called it "the least accurate Michael Jackson costume possible."
Che segued to public rebellion over a Gucci element that has been called the "blackface" sweater. He said the news was particularly "devastating" for African Americans because Gucci has long had brand loyalty from the black community.
"White women," he said, "imagine if you found that Lululemon did MAGA hats."  The show's host and musical guest was double-platinum recorder Halsey.