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SNL Milks Surprise Cameos

Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller stop by in 'Meet the Parents' send-up
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2018 6:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – In a romp down Meet the Parents memory lane, Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro crashed Saturday Night Live with a modern political twist—as President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Robert Mueller, respectively. De Niro interrogated Stiller with the help of a lie detector, though his subject was more often than not forthcoming ("I’m Donald Trump’s lawyer!" said Stiller. "I’ve got a whole hard drive that’s just labeled ‘Yikes!'") It was a sketch the New York Times calls "imaginative" and "uproarious," and yes, included one of the movie's most oft-quoted lines. SNL alum John Mulaney returned to guest-host, while musical guest Jack White was, as the Times puts it, "a bit strange and disjointed—but this is Jack White, after all. By the end, it was a runaway freight train." Video highlights in the gallery. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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