Carlson, played by Alex Moffat, opened the episode of the NBC Variety Skit Show on Saturday with a quick run by scare tactics like “Is AOC hiding in your house? Wouldn’t it get past her” and “Pronouns for dogs” Come on. Everyone knows they are boys. ”
He then immediately jumped into the impeachment news by inviting Senator Lindsey Graham, played by Kate McKinnon, on his Fox News show.
“Thank you, Tucker. It’s a great day for 30% of America,” McKinnon said, as Graham said.
McKinnon’s Graham then stated that the trial is now over and the country can focus on real problems like the incarceration of Hillary Clinton and the liberation of Britney Spears.
The fake Graham then brought out Senator Ted Cruz, played by Aidy Bryant.
“Can I say the beard works,” said Carlson of Moffat.
“Well, you’d be first,” replied Bryants Cruz.
Moffat’s Carlson then featured clips of Trump defense lawyers like Bruce Castor, played by Mikey Day.
“Hello Senate and other serious people, I want to apologize for being unprepared the last time I was out here. Wife bought decaf,” said Day’s Castor. “As you all know, I’m the lead prosecutor – no, I’m sorry – I’m the lawyer. I know the difference. As Trump’s bailiff – no, not really either.”
Eventually, Carlson of Moffat brought out Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, played by Beck Bennett, to discuss why he voted for Trump to be acquitted.
“Everyone knows you can’t indict a former president,” he said. “So we should have tried him earlier than I said we couldn’t.”
Moffats Carlson then asked what he really thought of Trump.
“I think he’s fucking guilty and the worst person I have ever met,” Bennetts told McConnell. “God, that felt good. I’ve held this on my neck for four years.”
Moffats Carlson concluded his segment with the show’s famous catchphrase: “Live … From New York! It’s Saturday night!”