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WATCH: Un-broadcast SNL skit of uncomfortable St. Louis happy talk hosts during protests

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In a skit dropped from Saturday Night Live due to time constraints, cast members Cecily Strong and Keenan Thompson portray hosts of a St. Louis morning happy talk show, “Rise and Smile,” attempting to put on a happy face while protesters and police battle in the streets of Ferguson.

Introduced by a grim-faced new anchor reporting on the protests, lamenting “our community will never be the same,” the two hosts are seen looking despondent, with Thompson saying, “Can we just show a rerun or something?”

Told they are live, the two soldier on, telling viewers to “rise and smile,” before pleading with the producer to not run the overly-perky show jingle to no avail.

After asking Strong how she spent her weekend (“Spent it holding a fire place poker and protecting my property, so why don’t we skip the chit-chat and talk about some weekend events”) the two press on.

What follows is a series of malapropisms, misunderstandings, an air traffic reporter wanting nothing to do with the city, and a visit with a celebrity chef unfortunately named ‘Darryl’ Wilson who, when shunned, claims, “I’m the real victim here.”

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The episode concludes with local St. Louis singing group, the “Singalingalings” performing an unfortunate musical selection.

Watch the video posted to YouTube by SNL Sunday morning:

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Trump’s ‘craziness’ will drive Mexico to find other sources of soybeans — permanently hurting US farmers: Ex-diplomat

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President Donald Trump believes he has worked out a killer trade deal with Mexico and Canada -- but one former Mexican diplomat tells Storm Lake Times columnist Art Cullen that the damage done to the relationship between the countries will have lasting ramifications for years to come.

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