Sunday, February 9, 2020

SNL satirizes New Hampshire Democratic Debate, Iowa Caucuses, and impeachment acquittal

For this week's Sunday entertainment feature, I'm returning to the Iowa Caucuses and the current episode of "The Worst Wing" with help from SNL, just as I did in SNL has fun with the December Democratic debate and impeachment two months ago.

I begin, as the show did, with New Hampshire Democratic Debate Cold Open.

2020 Democratic presidential candidates Tom Steyer (Pete Davidson), Amy Klobuchar (Rachel Dratch), Elizabeth Warren (Kate McKinnon), Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis), Bernie Sanders (Larry David), Pete Buttigieg (Colin Jost) and Andrew Yang (Bowen Yang) face off in a debate.
Once again, Michael Bloomberg crashes the debate, this time via his ads.  He'll probably crash the next SNL debate parody, which should be on the 22nd, as he hasn't qualified for the Nevada debate next week and probably won't.  So far, neither has Andrew Yang or Tom Steyer.  That means only five people on stage.  I'll drink to that!

SNL moved on from the debate to other political news to open Weekend Update: Trump Acquitted.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like President Trump's reaction to his impeachment acquittal.
While that pretty much summed up the week in national politics, Weekend Update wasn't done.  SNL returned to the topic to close the segment in Weekend Update: Cathy Anne on Trump's Impeachment Acquittal.

Cathy Anne (Cecily Strong) weighs in on President Trump’s acquittal from the impeachment trial.
I agree with everything the character said about the trial.

With that, I'm done with last week's episode of "The Worst Wing."  Good riddance!


  1. Hah.....SNL has done some pretty funny stuff lately.

    If California is a "skank-tuary", does that mean Cathy Anne can move there?

    1. Yes, they have, which is why I'm featuring them. It's easier than writing about the Oscars.

      I thought Trump said "stanktuary," which would fit with his germophobia. That written, Cathy Anne would have fit in just fine among my former neighbors in Bakersfield.