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NOV
17
2 YEARS

'SNL' Tackles David Petraeus' Affair in Cold Open (Video)

Paula Broadwell's biography of the retired general is turned into cheap erotica.

SNL Cold Open Nov 17 - H 2012

C-SPAN usually isn’t this explicit, but hey, it’s Saturday Night Live.

The NBC show’s cold open took some liberties while mocking the affair between former CIA director David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The sketch saw Broadwell (as played by Cecily Strong) read passages from her book All In: The Education of General David Petraeus on C-SPAN, but with an erotic twist.

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“The general reached into his dress drawer and pulled something out,” Broadwell reads in a deadpan.

“Paula you are dirty. You may even be too dirty," Petraeus is quoted saying in another passage. One by one, people walk out of the reading, until a creepily happy man played by Fred Armisen is the only one left.

SNL also poked fun at Jill Kelley, the woman Broadwell allegedly sent threatening e-mails to out of jealousy. In a passage in which Broadwell speculates Kelley and the general are having an affair, she quotes Petraeus saying:

“Would you like to be a woman like that? You know, she has a twin sister.”

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SNL was hosted by Jeremy Renner this week, with musical guest Maroon 5.