"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its November 16 episode with a hunt for the biggest news story of the previous week (and for the foreseeable future): the Impeachment hearings.
But another big story of the week, especially in Hollywood, was how NBC's last remaining daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives," released its actors from their contract and would pause indefinitely. "Saturday Night Live" brought these two entertainers together in a cold, open-air sketch titled "Days of our Dismissal".
To emphasize how scandalous the testimony was, the slogan for this sketch was "… where the only thing at stake is democracy. Starting from the political figures of real life who were involved in the hearings, and some typical dramatists of the day, Alex Moffatt appeared as Adam Schiff, while Mikey Day "cross-examined with an enigmatic brain" played injury "Jim Jordan , Beck Bennett appeared as Mitch McConnell; Kyle Mooney portrayed Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who had just overcome amnesia. Pete Davidson was Michael Avenatti; Melissa Villasenor was Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez; and Cecily Strong was former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yavonovitch. The special guest star Jon Hamm portrayed the "career diplomat" Bill Taylor.
Each person delivered their own slogan in front of a wind machine to achieve a full dramatic effect before the show "How Tweets Through Your Timeline" went on tour.
Strong's Yavonovitch opened the hearings, and later the show mixed serious discussions about the political situation with melodramatic pauses, facial expressions and musical clues, the largest of which were often recited by Heidi Gardner. The sketch also contained pull quotes for this new show, which called everything "unfortunately less crazy than what really happens in our government."
"Let the record show that the President is intimidating the witness," Moffat's ship said in response to President Tweeting in the middle of the hearing.
"If the President wanted to intimidate you, he would shoot you in the middle of Fifth Avenue," said Jordan's Day's.
Asked if she would then charge him, Day's Jordan went on to say that he "should examine the facts, but no."
Hamm's Taylor announced a "bombing revelation" that "there was a second call", after which Kate McKinnon went on to outline as Giuliani, noting that "Mercury is declining so my powers are at an all-time high" , McKinnon's Giuliani added that he has an insurance policy against the president: "I'm going to die in a mysterious boat exploit." When Hammers asked Taylor if he was faking his own death, McKinnon's Giuliani said, "Oh, I can fake it, Oh, great, I'll do that."
Bennetts McConnell announced that the Senate voted, and the result was that Trump had been acquitted. When it was pointed out that this matter was not even before the Senate, he replied, "Oh, excuse the spoiler, just tell me when to say it."
Other bombings came in the context of "consideration" and a Presidential affair. "This story is from the previous season," Hamm's Taylor said.
Villasenor's Ocasio-Cortez noted that these hearings lacked one thing: a star, she took down her hair and joined Hamm's Taylor who said she did not expect to be "a reserved daddy. Here is the red newcomer. They are my lips.
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