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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open Takes on Republican Candidates Ahead of Midterm Elections

Saturday Night Live dove into midterm elections in its chilly open, Heidi Gardner taking up the position of PBS NewsHour host Judy Carline Woodruff.

She was joined by Mikey Day’s Dr. Oz, Kenan Thompson’s Herschel Walker and Cecily Strong’s Kari Lake through the Oct. 29 episode. Gardner’s Woodruff started the section by introducing the three candidates who went from being underdogs to stars of the Republican Party — although she’s not sure how.

“OK, well, all three of you have been gaining in the polls the past few weeks despite none of you having any political experience,” she stated. “Mr. Walker, you’re now within three points of Senator Raphael Warnock. Why is your support growing?”

“And that’s where I don’t know,” Thompson’s Walker responds. “The whole world is a mystery. Ain’t it? For example, a Thermos — it keeps the hot things hot, but also the cold things cold. My question is, how do it decide? We’re looking into that very much.”

When requested why tens of millions of individuals in Georgia are voting for him, regardless of one other girl coming ahead to say that he paid for her abortion as nicely, and his ex-wife saying he as soon as held a gun to her head.

“Gas,” he responded. “Gas prices are really high.”

Gardner additionally requested Lake about her constant denial that Joe Biden received the 2020 election and the way Dr. Oz received forward within the polls.

One of the later sketches within the present poked enjoyable at Kanye “Ye” West going to Skechers to attempt to work with them, and so they turned him down. “Thanks, but no thanks, Kanye,” Yang stated, including that West will most likely discover a morally questionable firm to work with, earlier than slicing to an advert from My Pillow with James Austin Johnson’s Mike Lindell.

Tom Hanks made an look in a later sketch about an concept for an animated movie about touring suitcases, providing to be its model of Woody.



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