Saturday Night Live kicked off with a parody of Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” portraying the three co-hosts as a dithering bunch fixated on everything President Barack Obama has done wrong lately.
Fox News Channel seems to be a favorite target of the sketch show; Saturday’s skit featured the faux hosts uttering lines such as, “That’s how you fight the liberal war on Christmas, you keep the tree up ’till May!”
Discussing the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, the three agreed the White House had handled the occasion horribly.
They said it was ridiculous for the Obama campaign to question whether Mitt Romney would have gone through with the mission that killed the Al-Qaida terror leader: Anyone would have done it.
“I can name person who wouldn’t have launched that raid: Barack Obama!” said Bobby Moynihan’s Brian Kilmeade. When his co-hosts said he couldn’t say that because Obama actually had, he protested, “But it always works!”
Vanessa Bayer’s Gretchen Carlson then elicited groans from the other two when she questioned whether bin Laden was really dead.
“So they say they have pictures,” she said skeptically. “Well you can do a lot with Photoshop! You can make it look like glaciers are melting. I once saw a picture of a mountain with four presidents’ faces on it.”
“I saw that, that’s not real!” Taran Killam as Steve Doocy said, throwing up his hands.
The segment concluded by airing a “few corrections” from the program’s first two hours — where about two dozen notes immediately scrolled across the screen. Among them: “John Wilkes Booth was not wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he shot President Lincoln” and “It is likely that immigrants do not feed on the blood of our cattle at night while we are all sleeping.”
Watch the sketch below, via NBC: