‘Elizabeth Warren’ returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren had an up-and-down week in the polls, gaining momentum in a series of national Democratic surveys while landing in fourth in a Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll of likely voters in the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary.
But in an “appearance” on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, Warren doppelganger Kate McKinnon parodied the presidential hopeful with unbridled enthusiasm, touting her plan for a nationwide college debt forgiveness programand joking about her fellow 2020 candidates.
Watch: ‘Weekend Update’ with Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren ( video includes content some may find offensive)
“SNL” cast member McKinnon played Warren in the segment on “Weekend Update,” bantering with anchor Colin Jost about her college debt plan, which her character called “essential.”
McKinnon has played Warren several times before, most recently appearing on “Weekend Update” weeks after Warren announced her exploratory committee for the 2020 presidential race.
On Saturday, McKinnon imitated Warren’s Oklahoma accent to describe her proposal, and after parodying the senator’s stump speech, took her various 2020 Democratic opponents to task.
“What a frickin’ clown car I found myself in,” McKinnon’s Warren said. “I’m over here working round the clock to give you free college, but oh look in there, ‘Beto O’Dork’ did parkour in a Starbucks.”
She went on to poke fun at Mayor Pete Buttigieg for “playing piano and speaking perfect Klingon,” and at former vice president Joe Biden for being “the Amtrak masseuse,” a reference to the series of allegations from women that Biden touched them inappropriately and the former Delaware senator’s preferred method of transportation between his home state and Washington, D.C.
Lastly, McKinnon’s Warren and Jost discussed impeachment of President Trump. Warren was the first2020 Democratic candidate to unambiguously call for Trump’s impeachment following the release of the redacted special counsel report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
“Other Democrats are so concerned with decorum,” she said. “It’s like the Titanic is sinking and we’re politely waiting in line for the bathroom.”
Also on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, the show parodied two of the biggest ongoing stories in entertainment — the final season of “Game of Thrones” and the release of “Avengers: Endgame.”
In the “SNL” cold open, cast member Kenan Thompson played “Family Feud” host Steve Harvey, moderating a game between the characters in the two epic fantasy series.
Watch: “Saturday Night Live” Game of Thrones/Avengers cold open