- ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ unmasks the time-traveling Red Angel Thursday 8:30 PM
- Everyone is making memes of Meghan McCain saying ‘my father’ on loop Thursday 8:11 PM
- Irony of Georgia’s sperm-reporting bill flies by anti-abortion advocates Thursday 7:11 PM
- Sex scandals are consuming the K-pop industry Thursday 5:44 PM
- Trump supporters are abandoning Fox News over network’s latest hire Thursday 5:20 PM
- QAnon is attacking a random woman in a disturbing and dangerous way Thursday 4:59 PM
- Google celebrates Bach with AI-powered, music-making doodle Thursday 4:53 PM
- RIP: The best free trial in all of streaming entertainment Thursday 2:19 PM
- Which ‘Florida Man’ are you? Thursday 1:06 PM
- Hundreds of millions of Facebook passwords were accessible to employees Thursday 12:55 PM
- ‘Bitch I’m Bella Thorne’ morphs into TikTok dyslexia meme Thursday 12:17 PM
- Marvel is auctioning props and costumes from Netflix’s ‘Defenders’ franchise Thursday 12:12 PM
- Net neutrality advocates plan online watch party for the ‘Save the Internet’ Act Thursday 12:01 PM
- Tim Cook turns his iPad meme into an AirPod meme Thursday 11:46 AM
- Auschwitz Memorial asks visitors to stop taking playful photos at Holocaust site Thursday 11:33 AM
‘SNL’ could barely fit the past week of election nonsense into one cold open
The election is so ridiculous that SNL could barely fit one week’s drama into its opening segment.
Saturday Night Live‘s cold open this week proved that the presidential election now has way too many plot twists.
With impressions of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, and other characters, SNL tried mightily to compress one week of election drama into a seven-minute CNN parody. Ted Cruz‘s weird mouth glob, Mitt Romney’s erudite yet ineffectual anti-Trump speech, Chris Christie‘s awkward Trump endorsement—it’s all there, and it’s all horrifying.
On the bright side, once this election cycle is over, chances are good that we’ll have four to eight years of Kate McKinnon‘s Clinton impression ahead of us. That’s something to look forward to, at least.
Screengrab via Saturday Night Live/YouTube
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested.