Melania Gets Epic Late Show Sendoff: Watch Laura Benanti Channel Her Inner Beauty Upon First Lady's Return to NYC
New Yorkers have a message for First Lady "Be Best" who is allegedly considering a return to the Big Apple: "Be gone!"
That is the core of The Late Show's epic farewell to Laura Benantis Melania Trump, who appeared "one last time" in the Monday episode and channeled her inner beauty from "Beauty and the Beast".
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“I've served in the White House for the past four years, but all good things must end. That too, ”she said. "The tragic events of the past few weeks and all the events of the past few years have made it clear to me that I have to think long and hard about what to do next."
But within seconds she had already made up her mind, "I'm going to drop this loser and move back to New York, baby!"
And so Melania was brought to the city of "Be Best-est" in the world. "The city that never sleeps with a porn star then lies to you," she exclaimed. "When I'm here I feel what I normally don't."
What followed was a hilarious rendition of "Belle Song" with new, explicit lyrics reflecting Melania's most undesirable return:
"Here I am
It is your Melania
I'm all yours, dear NYC
In New York with all my New Yorkers
Who can't wait to say YYYYY ...
[New Yorkers get involved] F - k you!
Where a mask!
F - k off!
Although Melania chalked the first chorus on "colorful characters with their local expressions," she finally got the hint. She also contemplated an alternate reality in which she stayed in Slovenia and never married Donald. Check out the full song-and-dance number below:
Benanti made her debut as Melania during Stephen Colbert's coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention - just a day after the real Melania was accused of plagiarizing parts of Michelle Obama's keynote speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention. This gig was so well received that the character became a mainstay on The Late Show for the duration of the Trump administration.
After the grand finale on Monday, Colbert gave Benanti his hat and thanked her for "her service to a grateful nation". In return, the Tony Award winner thanked Colbert on Twitter and “everyone at @ColbertLateShow for welcoming me into your family. I love you all and will miss you terribly. "
Are you going to miss Benantis Melania Trump imitation? In the video above, hit PLAY and then hit the comments with your reactions to her departure from the Late Show?
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