On Saturday’s episode – which was hosted by Dua Lipa (who also appeared as musical guest) – Michael Longfellow played a talk show host welcoming parents, played by Heidi Gardner, Mikey Day and Kenan Thompson.

Noting that it has been a troubling time on college campuses across the country, Longfellow asked his guests for comment.

While Gardner and Day’s characters expressed concerns about their children’s activities in the protests against Israel’s war against Hamas, Thompson said he supported the efforts.

“Well, I just love it, it’s amazing,” he said. “Nothing makes me prouder than young people using their voices to fight for what they believe in.”

But when Longfellow asked Thompson how he felt about his daughter, a Columbia student, getting involved specifically, the latter replied, “What is that now? When whose daughter is there? No man, you’re a bug!’

“Alexis Vanessa Roberts better get her ass in class. Let me find out she’s in one of those damn tents, instead of the dorm I paid for,” he added.

When Day commented, “I thought you were in favor of the student protests,” Thompson clapped back, “Brother, I support all of y’all’s kids protesting. Not my children. My kids know better, shoot.”

Thompson later added that his daughter didn’t want to talk about “free this, free that” during a protest, “because I’ll tell you what’s not free – Columbia!”

He also talked about how the school has “the audacity” to charge “$68,000 a year” for tuition, and how it “busts my butt” to pay it.

“I do it all. Uber all day, Uber Eats all night, mow lawns on weekends, sell Gucci wallets out of my suitcase,” he continued. “Life coaching on IG, I go bounty hunting whenever possible.”

At Columbia University, dozens of protesters entered the university’s Hamilton Hall on Tuesday and barricaded themselves before the institution called for help from New York City police.

At the pro-Palestinian protests in Columbia and The City College in New York, 282 people were arrested, according to the NYPD.

Of the 112 people arrested in Columbia, 32 (or 29%) were not affiliated with the university, according to an NYPD official. At the City College of New York, 170 people were arrested and 102 (or 60%) of them were not affiliated with the college.

CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz, Mark Morales and Celina Tebor contributed to this report.

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