Saturday Night Live mocked Fox News and its coverage of alleged voter fraud in Georgia for its opening sketch, or “cold open” over the weekend.

Veteran cast member Kate McKinnon played Fox News host Laura Ingraham and started discussing the Peach State’s polling place issues during the midterm elections on her show The Ingraham Angle. 

The skit’s jabs at Ingraham and the conservative network began right off the bat, with McKinnon playing the anchor with supreme snark and making the typical racist, xenophobic and fear-mongering claims Fox News is accused of promoting.

“Hello again, I’m Laura Ingraham and you’re watching The Ingraham Angle, which re-airs on Telemundo as La Madre Del Diablo,” quipped McKinnon to start the sketch.

McKinnon’s Ingraham then mocked Hollywood celebrities for “whining” about the devastating wildfires that have ravaged California, and called President Donald Trump “heroic” before adding that he was “under constant attack from rain.” The joke, which received some laughs, was a reference to Trump announcing he wouldn’t attend several military memorial services on Veterans’ Day earlier this month because of the weather.

After briefly mentioning all of these major news headlines of the week, McKinnon’s Ingraham went on to address the “rampant voter fraud” in Georgia that “allowed Democrats to literally steal the election.”

“Some have claimed that suburban women revolted against the Republican Party, but doesn’t it feel more true that all Hispanics voted twice?” McKinnon asked, drawing big laughs from the audience. “You can’t dismiss that idea simply because it isn’t true and sounds insane,” she added.

McKinnon’s Ingraham then showed a list of Fox News’ “feel facts,” which were meant to mock the network’s bold and baseless claims about minorities, immigrants and other marginalized groups.

These types of facts “aren’t technically facts, but they just feel true,” McKinnnon’s Ingraham explained. Included on this list were the claims: “Latinos can have a baby every three months,” “Santa is Jesus’s dad” and “blackface is a compliment.”


Cecily Strong then jumped in to make an exaggerated imitation of loud and “Pulitzer-prize eligible judge Jeanine Pirro.”

A split screen was used as McKinnon’s Ingraham interviewed Strong’s Pirro about Georgia’s alleged voter fraud. The latter then mocked Trump’s false claim from last week that voter fraud happens in part because some people change clothes or wear disguises to the polls in order to illegally vote multiple times.

“For example, I saw this man vote in Atlanta,” said Strong as Pirro, showing a photo of actor and director Tyler Perry. “Then he went into his car and changed into this woman,” she added as the photo changed to show Perry dressed in drag as his famous Madea character and the audience roared with laughter.

“She was threatening white voters with a gun and yelling, ‘hellurr,'” added Strong’s Pirro of Madea, using the old black female character’s signature phrase.

Srong’s Pirro also claimed a trend called “stacking” was rampant in Georgia: several children stacking on top of each other and wearing a trench coat in order to pose as an adult and vote at the polls.

“Fantastic journalism, Jeanine,” said McKinnon’s Ingraham, who went on to thank her show’s sponsors, which included “Undersea Airlines,” an egg manufacturer called “whites only,” and “white chess.”

McKinnon’s Ingrahama also interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (played by Alex Moffat) about his website’s effect on influencing U.S. elections, and Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge (Leslie Jones) about her potentially challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi for the position of Speaker of the House.

The last person Ingraham interviewed was, as she said, “a real person I had on my show:” a young man who described himself as a “millennial vaper” and caled himself “vape god Tommy Smokes.” Pete Davidson played the youngster, a Barstool Sports employee named Tom Scibelli. 

“I’m ready to talk politics and rip some fat clouds,” says Davidson’s “vape god” before putting a Juul vape pen into his mouth. “I got that swag, I got that drip. My puff-puff game ‘dilly-dilly.'”


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