During last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, the cast opened with a parody of Fox News discussing the migrant caravan on its way to the U.S. border.
Comedienne Kate McKinnon played conservative host Laura Ingraham, and fellow cast-members Cecily Strong and Kenan Thompson played Jeanine Pirro and David Clark.
“All of a sudden, the term nationalist is bad,” McKinnon’s character said. “The word white is bad. The phrase white nationalist is bad.”
They also mocked videos of the caravan, showing clips of crabs, Black Friday sales and the movie “World War Z.” Thompson’s character also poked fun at the number of immigrant women that are pregnant.
“All the women are nine months pregnant, and their babies are pregnant too,” Thompson said.
There were also jokes made about who made up the caravan.
“Everyone you’ve ever seen in your nightmares, Guatemalans, Mexicans, ISIS, the Menendez brothers, the 1990 Detroit Pistons and several Babadooks,” said Strong.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 4, 2018
Some conservative leaders have spoken out about the episode and the other poorly constructed jokes, such as jabs at veteran Dan Crenshaw.
Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 4, 2018
In light of Davidson going after Crenshaw it’s obvious that one of the goals of Beto’s Caravan is to create thousands upon thousands of new SNL viewers as well. We need troops on the border immediately. https://t.co/E75T5mY8Vk
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 4, 2018
To the left aka SNL (but I repeat myself)— it’s totally fine and funny to mock an American war hero. But Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein jokes are off limits because they’re protected by power/money/leftist thought.
— Elisha (@ElishaKrauss) November 4, 2018