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‘SNL’ Mocks Roy Moore Sex Scandal  – Watch Cold Open Video

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By Michael Lewittes |

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The cold open of the “SNL” began with Vice President Mike Pence talking to Alabama Senator-hopeful Roy Moore about his sex scandal from 40 years ago in which he allegedly had relations with a girl who was 14 years old. While the show generally makes fun of Donald Trump, this week the sketch comedy show focused instead on Moore. Watch the “Saturday Night Live” video below.

In the sketch, Moore meets with Pence who says, “This latest news about you is concerning. The voters in Alabama will never elect someone who’s had relations with a minor,” to which the senate-hopeful replies, “You sure about that?” “No,” says Pence. Then, after Moore says it’s “all lies,” the vice president explains, “It’s hard to convince people that you’re not into young girls when you dress like Woody from Toy Story.”

Next, Pence tries to convince Moore that the accuser was just 14 and he needs “to do the right thing here,” to which the Southern politician responds, “All right, if everybody thinks I did it, I’ll marry her.” And after the vice president suggests Moore step side, the political asks whether he can “call the boss,” but Pence says, “Sorry, I’m not calling Vladimir Putin about this.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions then pops in and advises Moore to drop out. Sessions even relates that usually “I’m the creepiest one in the room, but I look at you, and I’m like, ‘Oh, my God!'”

With the exception of the cold open that had Jason Aldean singing “I Won’t Back Down” in October, following the shooting massacre outside the Mandalay Bay Casino Hotel in Las Vegas where the country singer was performing at the Route 61 Harvest Festival, the rest of the cold opens during Season 43 have been about the president. Last week, for instance, the late-night comedy show lampooned Trump’s connection to Paul Manafort, a former aide to the president who was charged last month with tax fraud and money laundering. At one point in the bit, Trump and Manfort were in a shower together with Pence and Sessions.

The show before that, for instance, spoofed Trump telling Pence to leave a Colts game when their opponents, the San Francisco 49ers, took a knee during the National Anthem. That same cold open had jokes about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson possibly having called Trump a “moron” and the president’s proposed tax plan. And this season’s premiere began with the Commander-In-Chief being the butt of jokes about his handling of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as well as for his harsh words for North Korea and kneeling NFL players.

“SNL” didn’t even really take a break this past summer from mocking Trump, who was the main subject of virtually every cold open last season as he ran for president, debated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and later took office. Over the summer, the sketch comedy program aired three primetime “Weekend Update” specials. In those 30-minute episodes, Trump was skewered for, among other topics, his remarks following the white supremacists and neo-Nazis’ march in Charlottesville.

Watch the video below of “SNL” poking fun of Alabama Senator-hopeful Roy Moore’s sex scandal.

 


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