These days, "Saturday Night Live" episodes basically write themselves.
The show came back this week with Alec Baldwin's portrayal of president-elect Donald Trump. This time he was joined by Vladimir Putin, played by Beck Bennett, who arrived shirtless through the chimney.
"I was just in town, you know, hiding in the walls," Putin says. Trump assures him that he doesn't believe the "lies" going around that Russia interfered in the presidential election.
"So, you trust me more than American CIA?" Putin responds. "This guy is blowing my mind."
Later in the sketch, John Goodman shows up to play Trump's pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
He and Putin pull out a map to discuss their plans for oil production — playing up Tillerson's longtime ties to Russia. Exxon Mobil, the company Tillerson has led since 2006, has billions of dollars in oil deals that depend on the U.S. lifting its sanctions against Russia. He was also awarded Putin's Order of Friendship in 2013.
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