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Highlights from the fourteenth episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fourth season, with host John Mulaney and musical guest Thomas Rhett:

The cold open: The Congressional Oversight Committee (Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader, Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Melissa Villaseñor) question Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) about his former boss.

Most wholesome, charming sketch of the night: A software engineer from Indiana (John Mulaney) feels out of place at his girlfriend’s (Ego Nwodim) cousin’s wedding until they get out on the dance floor to do the “Cha Cha Slide.”

Weekend Update, Part One: Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Michael Cohen testifying before Congress about allegations surrounding President Trump.

Weekend Update, Part Two: The owners of Smokery Farms (Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon) talk to Colin Jost about their farm that only serves stupid and bad animals to counter the viral, cute animal videos harming the meat industry.

Celebrities in legal trouble make a pitch to see if any of the legal sharks, Michael Avenatti (Pete Davidson), Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Alan Dershowitz (John Mulaney) or Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) will take their case.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (Cecily Strong) responds to footage of her arguing with school children about climate change with a special campaign message.

Host John Mulaney does stand-up about his wife seeing Woody Allen while pushing their dog in a stroller, subway announcements and emergency siren sounds.

Browse all sketches and performances uploaded from this week’s episode.