8:37pm PT by Patrick Shanley
'SNL' Skewers Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore
NBC's Saturday Night Live took aim at Republican Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore in Saturday's cold open. Moore, accused of making inappropriate advances and sexual contact by an Alabama woman when she was 14, has been at the center of controversy this week for the allegations, which surfaced in a recent Washington Post exposé.
SNL castmember Mikey Day, dressed in a cowboy hat and leather vest, appeared as Moore to meet with Beck Bennett’s Vice President Mike Pence. “It’s all lies — I’m not that guy,” Day's Moore said.
“It’s hard to convince people that you’re not into young girls when you’re dressed like Woody from Toy Story,” Bennett's Pence replied.
Day’s Moore was looking for assistance, however. “Can’t you call the boss?” he asked. “I’m sorry, I’m not going to call Vladimir Putin about this,” said Bennett's Pence.
Castmember Kate McKinnon, reprising her role as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, then emerged from a nearby cabinet to offer some advice to Day’s Moore. “I’m usually the creepiest one in the room, but I look at you and I’m, like, 'Oh, my God,'” she told Day.
“You, sir, are too Alabama,” McKinnon's Sessions told Day's Moore. She then dismissed him and pulled out a stuffed possum from the cabinet.