‘Saturday Night Live’ Mocks Fox News’ Tucker Carlson & Laura Ingraham For Pro-Russia Coverage
This week’s Saturday Night Live episode started off mocking Fox News’ pro-Russian coverage with a “Ukrainian Invasion Celebration Spectacular,” hosted by Laura Ingraham, played by Kate McKinnon, and Tucker Carlson, played by Alex Moffat.
“Good evening, everyone. I’m Tucker Carlson. I’m like if a pair of boat shoes came to life,” Moffat’s Carlson said.
“And I’m Laura Ingraham, and when I watch Harry Potter I root for Voldemort,” McKinnon’s Ingraham added.
They went on to say how they were also lectured for saying that they found the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, “pathetic” because he stayed and fought with his people, and reduced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a “border dispute,” respectively by hosting a fundraiser for the real victims: the Russian oligarchs.
The two then introduced multiple special guests, such as Steven Seagal, played by Bowen Yang, and Kimberly Guilfoyle, played by Cecily Strong singing “Shallow” with Mikey Day‘s Donald Trump, Jr. There was also former President Donald Trump, played by James Austin Johnson, who was manning the phones.
“My favorite food is probably bread, you know? And more specifically bun,” Johnson’s Trump told a caller on the phone. “Bun is great, especially with respect to burger. And you know what? They’re trying to go beyond burger, can you believe that? I’m going to stay right at burger. Beyond is not good. Joe Biden has gone beyond burger, and it has not done so well.”
McKinnon’s Ingraham then said she heard a dial tone on the other end of the phone call, so she moved on to explaining the prizes that the telethon was giving away.
That included sending Russian soldiers care packages that have a My Pillow and ten American flag catheters.”
The skit ended with the Fox News hosts announcing that a Russian “boat is currently being towed by NATO,” mocking the recent yachts that were seized from the Russian oligarchs and joking that since Putin is attempting to block free speech, they should also shut down CNN.