Steve October 25, 2020
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Source: USA Today

By Bill Keveney

The Village People aren’t happy that President Tweety McTreason is playing their hit “Y.M.C.A.” at his rallies.

At least that’s how it played out Saturday’s Adele-hosted episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” as the police officer (Kenan Thompson) and the rest of the costumed, five-man troupe debuted new lyrics for the song, along with a new title, “Cease and Desist,” at the end of the Weekend Update segment.

After co-anchor Colin Jost opened the segment with video of Trump dancing to the song, the “SNL” version of the popular ’70s disco group appeared before the anchor desk, the familiar anthem blared and Thompson’s cop broke out with: “Stop it/Yeah, I’m talking to you/I said, stop it/This is long overdue/’Cause we never/said that we support you/You. Must. Pay. To. Use. Our. Songs.”

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Then they made their legal case: “Donald/’Cause of all of your lies/We’re playing hardball/And we got a surprise/He’s a lawyer/Who you might recognize,” as Alan Dershowitz danced into the picture. Then, the refrain: “He’s gonna send you a cease and desist/get ready for a cease and desist.”

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/10/25/snl-village-people-trump-ymca/6031261002/

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