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SNL Cold Open: GOP Debate

Saturday Night Live spoofed the GOP presidential clown car during their Cold Open segment this weekend.
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Saturday Night Live spoofed the GOP presidential clown car during their Cold Open segment this weekend.:

Minutes after Saturday’s Democratic debate ended, viewers found themselves tuning in once again to Tuesday’s GOP debate on Saturday Night Live.

SNL alum Darrell Hammond returned to Studio 8H to play Donald Trump as the nine candidates resumed their podiums before CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer (Jon Rudnitsky) for the sketch.

“The results are in and everybody lost,” he says, only introducing the five “who actually have a chance”: Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and “poor, sweet Jeb Bush.” Adding, “The rest of you just wave so your parents know you’re here.”

Taking center stage, Hammond rattles off insults as Trump, saying things like “Debates are stupid” and “Wolf Blitzer looks like Papa Smurf.”

Targeting his rival, Trump calls Bush (Beck Bennett) a lightweight and tells everyone that Jeb’s name is actually Jebra. “Hey Jebra, losers say what?” he says. “Hey Jebra, shut your piehole.”

Jay Pharoah continues his monotone Carson as he calmly threatens, “I might go HAM up in here right now” and Cecily Strong pipes in as Carly Fiorina to talk about how she sold Russian President Vladimir Putin an HP printer.


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