May 8, 2016

This week's SNL featured Dana Carvey who made a cameo appearance as the famous Church Lady. The faithful frump was compelled to opine on the salacious outfits of the Met Gala and, of course, Beyoncé's Lemonade video.

The Church Lady's first guest was a familiar favorite of this classic sketch, 'Satan.' It was Senator Ted Cruz, who is as close to the Prince of Darkness as anyone we can imagine.

CHURCH LADY: "Has anyone ever told you that you’re just a little bit preachy?...Was it part of God’s plan for you to get humiliated by an orange mannequin? That’s an odd plan for God to have for you.”

Ted, played by Taran Killam, nearly matches the level of loathsomeness of the real Ted Cruz, but it's impossible to be that much of a self-righteous schmuck. Nonetheless, Carvey sets 'Ted. Man. Walking.' on his way to 'Hell' where 'Lucifer in the Flesh' undoubtedly lives.

After referencing Trump as the tangerine tornado, Darrell Hammond comes out as a particularly fine likeness of Drumpf. The banter was pretty entertaining.

CHURCH LADY: Does Donny ever take a gander at the Holy Scripture?

Hammond replies with the most beloved parts of his favorite book. He mentioned,

Corinthians Part Deux, and Too Genesis Too Furious.

. "Trump" also boasted about the well-known tenets of the Good Book like,

love thy neighbor as thyself and like a good neighbor, State Farm is there

as well as

always keep the Sabbath Yuuuuuuuge. That's Moses.

After Trump's favorite ladies, his wife, daughter and some random Eastern European model, made an appearance, Ted Cruz returned as a horned demon from Hell. "Trump" remarked that only Cruz can look better after he's possessed.

The bit was a reflection of the general consensus on these unlikable Republicans. I don't think anyone would argue that Ted Cruz is perhaps the least delectable human on the planet, with the exception of his 'VP' nod, Carly Failiorina.

As far as Donald Trump is concerned, he has shown himself to be quite a disingenuous oaf with limited knowledge of specifics on all subjects. SNL, with the help of the brilliant Dana Carvey, managed to portray these cantankerous politicians fairly accurately.

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