The cold open sketch on this week’s “SNL” saw Kate McKinnon once again portray Fox News host Laura Ingraham on her show “The Ingraham Angle.” This time the ersatz Ingraham brought back Cecily Strong as “Judge” Jeanine Pirro, as well as Leslie Jones playing Democratic congresswoman Marcia Fudge and Pete Davidson as someone called the Vape God.
McKinnon’s Ingraham kicked off her show by bemoaning the fact that celebrities are “whining” about the wildfires in California while “our president is being attacked by rain” — a reference to Trump’s recent trip to France in which he opted out of a World War I memorial ceremony.
Then, Ingraham took issue with the idea that white women rebelled against republican leadership in the midterm elections — instead, she said, the issue is that all Latinos voted multiple times.
“You can’t dismiss that idea simply because it isn’t true and sounds insane,” McKinnon’s Ingraham said, before introducing a list of “feel facts,” like “if you have less than five guns you’re gay.”
Then Cecily Strong appeared as fellow Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro, who wanted to descuss voter fraud she witnessed in Atlanta. The first example she gave involved Tyler Perry voting as himself before changing into his Madea getup to vote a second time.
Strong’s Pirro also talked about “Klumping,” in which a single person dresses up as a family of five in order to vote multiple times. This, of course, is a reference to the Eddie Murphy “Nutty Professor” movies, in which Murphy played every member of the Klump family.
Next up was “SNL” cast member Alex Moffat as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who addressed allegations that he used a right-wing political research firm to smear anti-Facebook protesters.
Throughout the appearance, Moffat’s Zuckerberg would say out loud the physical movements he was making on camera, the joke being that he was reminding himself of his scripted motions. When the interview began, he held his hands clasped together out in front of him awkwardly, prompting Ingraham to ask why he was doing that. His response: because he was sitting in front of a table when he rehearsed.
Finally, we got “SNL” regular Leslie Jones as Democratic representative Marcia Fudge, appearing on the show to argue why she should be chosen as Speaker of the Dem-controlled House.
Her main point: “Republicans could never find a way to make fun of me, a middle aged black woman named Fudge.”
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