SNL Tackles Naughty List Members-Moore, Lauer, Franken In Cold Open

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SNL got into its Christmas spirit and talked about the various sexual harassment allegations that were made against prominent members of the society with a special Christmas themed show. Kenan Thompson dressed up as a mall Santa and told a young boy about the disgraced former Senator Al Franken, saying that it could be safely said that Franken is on Santa’s Naughty List this year. Senator Franken resigned from his seat on the Senate on Thursday after allegations of sexual harassment were made against him.

The young boy then asked about Republican National Party candidate from Alabama Roy Moore who is also currently facing allegations of sexual harassment. The young boy asked Santa if Roy Moore was also on the Naughty List. To which Santa’s elf assistant, played by Kate McKinnon said, “It’s not really a list, it’s more of a registry.” Kate McKinnon then warned Santa to not call her Sugar Plum, given the environment of the workplaces in America turning slowly into places of accusations for sexual harassment.

Another little girl walked up to Santa and asked him if President Trump was also on the Naughty List. Santa replied that he liked to stay out of politics but Kate McKinnon spoke up that the President may or may not have done some things to land him on the Naughty List but if anyone conducted an online search about it, they would find out that there are 19 accusers according to Google. Later in the skit, Santa asked another kid, “You want a toy for Christmas?” To which the kid replied, “A toy? Like the one Matt Lauer gave his co-worker?” The longtime NBC host was fired Nov. 29 after a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior.”

The bit ended on a happier note, with McKinnon’s character comforting a young girl. “I know that things seem particularly insane. Like truly mind-bendingly insane, and we seem to have lost all perspective on what’s naughty or nice,” she said. “I know,” the girl replied, “I’ve seen Fox News.” McKinnon continued: “But as bad as things might seem, I promise you, it will be okay. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not for another three years, forty two days, and 24 minutes, but eventually good people will fix our country.”

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