Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro Have a 'Meet the Parents' Reunion

Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro Have a 'Meet the Parents' Reunion

Special counsel Robert Mueller, a surprise cameo by De Niro, ambushed Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in a stark interrogation room - a gag that quickly mirrored a scene from "Meet the Parents" - following the FBI's raid on his home and office.

"Let's just say I've cut a lot of letters out of a lot of magazines".

Once again, Stiller is strapped to a polygraph. Obviously, Jeff Sessions (the always-funny Kate McKinnon) and Mike Pence (Beck Bennet) are planning for Cohen to be the fall-guy in this Russian Federation investigation, so Stiller was put in the hot seat by De Niro who played a strong-jawed, rough-edged Mueller in a hilarious nod to Meet The Parents.

Mueller served Cohen a slice of the harsh reality waiting for him and the rest of Trump's supporters.

De Niro as Mueller also shared the codenames the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses for the Trumps and his administration, saying the president's nickname has gone from "Putin's little b****" to "Stormy's little b****". His codename for Cohen was "dead man walking".

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Stiller, as Cohen, tried desperately to wiggle his way out of a lie detector test, fearing he would inadvertently reveal that his boss knew about the hush money. "Did you say milk?"

"I'll start with some easy ones", De Niro's Mueller said. "Or a cat", Stiller's Cohen replied, trying to stifle a laugh.

"Why don't you have a seat, Mr. Cohen?" De Niro asks. "Just kidding!"

Fitting in one last reference to the beloved comedy, Mueller promised Cohen, "We're gonna catch all you little fockers". If you've never thought about why a CT town would build a gazebo during the Civil War or how much of your day is spent proving you're not a robot, the comedian will really make you stop and question things.

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