Nov 4, 2021

Alec Baldwin/Donald Trump Mentions Wakanda in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Skit

After a short break during the Winter Olympics, SNL came back accompanied by Alec Baldwin who once again played his role of Tweeter in Chief and had a funny reference to Black Panther.

The first skit depicted Baldwin as Donald Trump in the Oval Office, narrating the events that had taken place during the weeks when the show was on a break. He then talked about the imaginary kingdom of Wakanda and Trump’s tweet mentioning countries making fun of the United States.

They’re all beating us: China, Japan, Wakanda, Wakanda! They’re laughing at us. They’ve got flying cars in Wakanda,” Baldwin said.

You can check it in the clip here, and the reference to Wakanda is at around the 3.50 mark.

The Saturday Night Live joke came up after a writer had offered a reward on the internet to anybody who would question Trump about the relationship between USA and Wakanda to check his response.

I am offering $300 to the journalist who very seriously asks Trump his opinion on our nation’s relations with Wakanda and gets the question and answer recorded live on video. I know $300 doesn’t sound like a lot to some people, but I also know what most reporters make so… 300,” Sara Benincasa had tweeted.

Wakanda is undoubtedly fictional, but, the joke would test whether Trump knew that or not.

It can’t be said with certainty whether the Saturday Night Live skit was based on that tweet, but, it does highlight the popularity of Black Panther.

The movie has become a pop culture icon and has been shattering box office records. It is close to reaching $500 million on the domestic box office.

The film is also expected to cross $840 million globally, which will put it in the vicinity of becoming the fifth Marvel film to go past the $1 billion total. Other MCU movies to have earned over a billion are The Avengers ($1.5 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion), Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion), and Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 billion).

Black Panther hasn’t yet released in China, which is the second biggest international market after the US. The film is scheduled to release in the People’s Republic of China on March 9th.

Black Panther is currently running in theaters all over the US, and it is strongly perched on the number one spot on box office.