Yet another week, and yet another opportunity for another Saturday Night Live cold open. With that, another chance to wonder what the cast and crew will do this time around.
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Of course, this was certainly another week where SNL could have done something themed around Donald Trump — that option is there more often than not. However, we are also in the midst of a Presidential Election, and some of those candidates could have turned up.
Instead, though, apparently the writers decided that it would be more interesting to spoof some members of the Republican Congress — in particular the Senate. Tonight, we saw the show’s version of Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and then Susan Collins talking on a fake version of Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. Eventually, this turned into a game to see when the Senators would stop supporting Trump — how much would it take? Through most of this sketch, we saw Graham and McConnell do everything that they can in order to defend him … while Collins tried to act like she was opposed to things when really, she was.
The best part of this sketch may have been the mannerisms that Beck Bennett (McConnell), Kate McKinnon (Graham), and Cecily Strong (Collins) used to play these characters. They made these into weird, exaggerated figures who were shocking and funny. Apparently, the straw that broke the camel’s back almost was in the event Trump got together with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and supported the Green New Deal … but that was still okay, because he is still the President and with that, they’d support him.
Oddly, most of this sketch reminded us of the time where he said that he could shoot someone in the middle of the street in New York City and still have the support of all of his base. This was basically the sketch version of that.
So what would cause these three to stop supporting him? Well, the message is simple — nothing. This cold open won’t go down as legendary or memorable, but it was ironically funnier than some of the ones with big-name guests.
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