8:55pm PT by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
'SNL' Cold Open Trolls Mark Zuckerberg and Fox News
Kate McKinnon reprised her frequent impression of Fox News host Laura Ingraham in the cold open of the latest installment of NBC's Saturday Night Live, interviewing guests like Mark Zuckerberg, as played by Alex Moffat.
Moffat’s Zuckerberg was disturbingly robotic when discussing issues of privacy and Facebook, having to remind himself to blink. “I can’t be any more transparent — have you seen my skin?” Moffat’s Zuckerberg asked with a chilling laugh, adding, "I think the problem is when I do bad things, I get money. What? Dab!"
It was a rough week for the Facebook CEO, who did damage control over a N.Y. Times exposé that revealed, among other things, how the social networking giant pushed back against criticism over its handling of data privacy and Russian manipulation of its platform.
McKinnon’s Ingraham also spoke to Judge Jeanine Pirro, portayed by Cecily Strong, who talked about voter fraud conspiracy theories, including the idea that children were standing on top of each other while wearing a trenchcoat in order to vote. McKinnon's character also mocked the California wildfires, saying, "Celebrities in California are whining about a little fire, while the president is under constant attack from rain."
Leslie Jones played Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), who recently announced she’s considering challenging House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Jones’ Fudge did standup material about how old Pelosi is. When she said that she can help mobilize the black vote, a siren went off, and McKinnon’s Ingraham explained it was Fox News' “The country is changing” alarm.
In the cold open, McKinnon’s Ingraham also presented a list of “feel facts" — things that aren’t facts but feel true — including “Santa is Jesus’s dad” and “If you have less than five guns, you’re gay.” The segment was sponsored by fake companies like Fashion Catheters, Home Dog Baptism Kit, Cash 4 Organs and Whites Only, an egg whites brand.