The cold open features Johansson's Ivanka joining her father Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and his wife Melania (Cecily Strong) at the White House tree trimming party, which is crashed by Omarosa.
Omarosa is always back! "Saturday Night Live" poked fun at the latest White House drama involving the former "The Apprentice" star with Leslie Jones playing the former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
Jones' Omarosa appeared in the cold open, which featured Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump and Cecily Strong's Melania hosting the White House tree trimming party. They decorated the tree with ornaments bearing images of long-gone members of Trump's staff, such as Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Flynn, so he could "remember all the haters and losers [he] destroyed this year."
Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway, Aidy Bryant's Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Beck Bennett's Mike Pence got the honor to bring the ornaments. The next to place the ornament was Trump's daughter Ivanka, played by Scarlett Johansson. Asked where her husband Jared Kushner was, Ivanka replied, "He's packing a go bag before the FBI arrives." She added, "I will always remember that one time I heard him talk."
The party was briefly disrupted by Jones' Omarosa, who came knocking on the window. "Hey!" she shouted. "Let me in!" She continued to yell, "Nobody kicks Omarosa out the White House." She punched a Secret Service agent before being dragged away by another.
But Omarosa later returned, holding up a boombox blasting the theme song from "The Apprentice". "Take me back!" she shouted. "I'll always love you, Don Don."
Jones' Omarosa also appeared on "Weekend Update" to talk about her departure. "I left that job by choice," she claimed. "I quit. I deactivated my ID card. I changed the locks on my own office. I escorted myself off the premises and then I threw myself into the bushes."
A man then showed up to escort Omarosa away from the "Weekend Update" set. "You can't throw me out because I quit!" she screamed, "yeah, you better take my arm because I'm escorting you out of the building."
Meanwhile, host Kevin Hart delivered a baby-centric monologue. The "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" actor, who welcomed his son with wife Eniko Parrish in November, revealed that he initially didn't want to have a new baby.
"When we had the idea of having a baby, I wasn't thrilled. I didn't know if I wanted a baby. That's just me being honest, don't judge me," he said. When he explained to his wife that he's already had two children, Heaven, 12, and Hendrix, 10, she responded, "I know, but they old. I want new ones."
He went on sharing, "For me, I didn't want to deal with that 2-year-old age again, that was my fear. That's a tough age, you gotta have a lot of patience to deal with that 2-year-old child. Think about it, all you do is repeat yourself all day to a 2-year-old child."
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