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Per Phil Helsel
More fake news about the blues in the middle of the road. "Saturday Night Live" aired to scoff at conspiracy theories about electoral fraud after the midterms, using a parody of Fox News's conservative commentator Laura Ingraham.
The sketch showed Kate McKinnon as Ingraham eliciting a forthcoming segment on how "California celebrities are whining about some small forest fires while our heroic president is under constant attack – from the rain."
Cecily Strong hosted Fox News, Judge Jeanine Pirro, warning of what McKinnon's Ingraham called "rampant electoral fraud that allowed Democrats to literally steal the election."
"Some have argued that suburban women have revolted against the Republican Party – but does not it seem truer that all Hispanics have voted twice?" Ingraham from McKinnon said. "You can not ignore this idea simply because it is not true and it seems insane."
More "feeling suits" designed to cater to the stereotypical Fox News crowd followed, such as "Santa Claus is Jesus' father", "blackface is a compliment" and "If the Earth is so hot then why are my feet cold? "
Strong's Pyrrhus offered examples that included one person being able to represent many – holding Eddie Murphy's "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" – and a "large increase in what people call stacking, where several children pile up on top of each other , under an overcoat and then to vote as an adult. "
The design also lampooned parody advertisers of Fox's fake show, including a fashion catheter company, the maker of dog baptism kits and a "white-only" egg brand – "it's just white eggs, and it's just for we". (A parody of a real-life "god vape" segment also appeared.)
"SNL" was presented by Steve Carell, the head of the hit show "The Office," which returned to host for the third time.
He began his monologue trying to talk about the films he has been in since his role on TV – only to be interrupted by former cast members Ed Helms, Jenna Fischer and Ellie Kemper, who asked Carell to accept the reboot.
"Do you remember the last words that Pam secretly whispered to Michael when she went to Denver?" Fischer, who played Pam in the series, asked.
When Carell said no, Fischer replied, "She said," Steve, do not be a d-k, reboot. "
The crowd applauded the suggestion and Carell took the actors to the stage. But the fans who were hoping for a new series were missing: he said "I'm proud to officially announce that … we have a great show tonight!" (The band played the program's theme song).
Carell performed "Saturday Night Live" in 2005 and 2008. The musical guest Saturday was Ella Mai.