In recent years, Saturday Night Live has gone from being a comedy show for the whole country, to a special show for Democrats and journalists only.
They viviously mock Rpublicans and conservatives and even when they do go after Democrats, it’s usually lighthearted.
This past weekend, they did a sketch about Republicans that’s actually funny.
AL.com has details:
“Saturday Night Live” featured a sketch this week commenting on Americans’ polarizing political views that often leave people scratching their heads when you don’t have all the information on their belief systems.
Kenan Thompson gave game show contestants host Simu Liu and cast member Ego Nwodim clues by letting guests make ambiguous statements that could mean they identify as either Republican or Democrat, leaving the contestants perplexed without more specific context.
“I think Facebook is evil,” the first guest (Kyle Mooney) says. Liu inquires, “Because they’re spreading disinformation or because they banned Donald Trump?” Thompson does not let them expound.
Money continues: “I buy all my produce straight from a farm,” “I respect pro athletes who stand up for their beliefs,” “God, I hate cops.” The last clue spurs Nwodim to insist he is a Democrat, but the buzzer signifies she is incorrect. Thompson then reveals he meant cops like the Capitol Police during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol Building.
Watch the whole video below:
They even made fun of Liz Cheney, the Democrats’ new favorite Republican:
SNL runs "Republican or Not?" game show skit toying with how Republicans are harder to peg now. But the shocker was the Liz Cheney-not-Republican part…especially the "see you on MSNBC in about a week" wisecrack. pic.twitter.com/5FM0IGsuTX
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) November 21, 2021
LOL!!! Liz Cheney impersonator walks out and the contestants can’t figure out if she’s a Republican or not. The host exclaims “We’ll see you on NBC in a week” https://t.co/BSqLxovDhF
— NiedermeyersDeadHorse aka NDH (@NiedsG) November 21, 2021
If SNL ran sketches like this more often, their ratings might improve.