SNL: Cecily Strong's Cathy Anne talks Al Franken resigning from the Senate

Emmett Rice
December 13, 2017

On last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by James Franco, the cold open put a festive holiday spin on our increasingly apocalyptic news cycle.

Thompson said to the boy, "Well, Tyler, I guess you could say Al Franken is on Santa's naughty list this year". After some stammering, Santa tried pushing the question off to an elf (Kate McKinnon), who didn't appreciate being called Sugar Plum.

Watch as Kris Kringle fields requests from the kids not for just toys, but to chat and know more about Al Franken and Roy Moore, why Trump hasn't gotten in trouble yet, National Football League brain injuries and players kneeling, Feminazis, opioids, factory jobs for Chinese kids, Bitcoin, the coal industry, the tax bill, and Matt Lauer's sex toy. Ryan promises "entitlement reform" in 2018 MORE (D-Minn.), Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Trump. Then came Trump. As McKinnon reminds Santa during the sketch, the president is more than qualified to be on the naughty list - "Nineteen accusers".

Kids had a lot of questions for Santa in the SNL cold open this week, including whether President Donald Trump is on the naughty list.

The lesson learned by one of the children? "I think I can handle the Mega Bloks and the Lazer Tag".

'Because of all the brain injuries?' the kid asked.

"It's not really a list, it's more of a registry", McKinnson explains.

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Another girl told Santa, "I don't want any presents this year".

'I know, the girl said.

The girl also asked Santa, "What did Al Franken do?". "But if you deny it, they let you keep your job." Oof. "And if you ain't got nothing to apologize for, then why the hell are you resigning?". "And we seem to have lost all perspective on what's naughty or nice".

McKinnon's elf said, "I know that things seem particularly insane".

That's when Amy assured one precocious little girl, "As bad as things seem, things will be okay".

And when offered a toy, a little boy asked, 'Oh, a toy like like the one Matt Lauer gave to his co-worker?' Things will get better - but maybe not for another 3 years, 42 days and 24 minutes.

"Just in case", says Jenny, "I'm putting all my money in Bitcoin".

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