The political cold opening for Saturday Night Live featured two very special guests. Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro got in on the fun playing Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and Robert Mueller respectively. With a sketch that tackled this week's FBI raid of Cohen's office, Stiller and De Niro also paid homage their 2000 comedy Meet the Parents.
The bit opened up with Kate McKinnon's Jeff Sessions and Beck Bennett's Mike Pence. "The important thing is to stay calm," Pence says to Sessions. "In a couple of months, the president will be back to normal."
"How’s that?" Sessions asks.
"Because it will be me," answers Pence.
Ben Stiller as Cohen then walked in and introduced himself as the "attorney at law, and also sometimes not at law." He expressed his frustration over the FBI raid of his office. "It’s a disgrace," he says. "This whole entire raid is a violation of attorney criminal privilege"
When Pence said Cohen should have nothing to worry about if he has nothing to hide, Cohen responds, "I'm Donald Trump's lawyer. I've got a whole hard drive that's just labeled, 'Yikes.'"
The scene then moved on to Cohen in a lie detector room, where De Niro as Mueller walks in. Mueller asked Cohen after he gets hooked up to a lie detector machine a series of questions, recreating a famous Meet the Parents scene.
"If you are innocent you have nothing to worry about," Mueller reiterates before asking Cohen things like, "How did you like that pee pee tape?"