“Saturday Night Live” took aim at the controversial Republican candidates who surged in the midterm elections – Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz and Kari Lake.
During the sketch show’s cold open on Saturday, the three contestants were pictured being interviewed by PBS’s Judy Woodruff (Heidi Gardner), in a bid to shed light on their recent successes.
Keenan Thompson has been touted as former football star Walker, the gaffe-prone Georgia Senate candidate. “Hello Judas. My name is Herschel Walker Texas Ranger and I’m running for president of United Airlines,” he said.
The candidate didn’t have the answer for his own recent gains in the polls.
“That’s where I don’t know. The whole world is a mystery, isn’t it?” said Thompson’s Walker. “For example, a thermos: it keeps hot things hot but also cold things cold. My question is how does it decide? So we’re going to study that a lot.”
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The interview delved into real accusations from women in Walker’s past who claimed he paid for their abortions, an accusation that strongly contradicts the candidate’s anti-abortion stance.
“People love me no matter what. As the great Trump Donald said, ‘I could pay for an abortion in the middle of Fifth Avenue and lose no voters,'” Thompson’s Walker said.
Cecily Strong’s Kari Lake appeared in a soft focus expressing the Arizona gubernatorial candidate’s ongoing theme of distrust of the mainstream media. “It’s great to be with you Judy, on your sweet little show full of lies,” Strong’s Lake said to kick off the interview.
The contestant attempted to explain her own success: “Honestly, I just clicked with a lot of wonderful, terrified old people here in Arizona, West Florida.”
Strong’s Lake added, “Plus, I’m a fighter, I’ve fired over 2,000 salads. And I’m not afraid to do the same with democracy.”
The former local TV presenter said: “Nothing I say can be inflammatory because I say it with the TV voice.”
Thompson’s Walker ended the skit by saying, “Yippee-ki-yay and go Halloween.”
President Biden stars in ‘Election 2024’ horror movie trailer
The Democrats have been the subject of a fake “SNL” horror movie trailer discussing their prospects in the 2024 presidential election and lingering questions about President Joe Biden’s age.
“Sometimes a familiar face can be the most terrifying,” intones the voice of the trailer’s narrator as an onscreen announcer notes that Biden intends to run again in 2024 at age 81. “You Trusted Him Once, Can You Trust Him Again?”
The horror film deals with a house of young voters scared of Biden’s age and how it will affect the election, which could be a 2020 rematch with Donald Trump. But other potential Democratic candidates are even more horrifying.
“Sometimes your best option is the one you fear the most,” says the narrator, introducing the film’s title: “2020, Part 2: 2024.”
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