SNL Cold Open Parodies Fox News Coverage of Immigrant “Caravan”

Posing as Laura Ingraham, SNL's Kate McKinnon satirizes the right-wing network's fear-mongering.

Clip from Saturday Night Live, November 3, 2018 (Photo credit: NBC)
Clip from Saturday Night Live, November 3, 2018 (Photo credit: NBC)

NBC’s Saturday Night Live returned following a hiatus and an animated Halloween special with a cold open sketch parodying Fox News’ hyperbolic coverage of the so-called immigrant caravan currently hundreds of miles from the U.S.- Mexico border.

Posing as Fox News primetime host Laura Ingraham, SNL‘s Kate McKinnon took viewers through a network segment where she lauded Trump and fear-mongered about the few thousand Central American asylum seekers by showing videos of a Black Friday mob scene here in the U.S. and then a clip from the zombie apocalypse movie World War Z.



McKinnon’s purported Fox News colleague in the sketch was Judge Jeanine Pirro, played by cast member Cecily Strong, who ominously warned that the immigrant caravan was comprised of “everyone you’ve ever seen in your nightmares…Guatemalans, Mexicans, ISIS, the Menendez brothers, the 1990 Detroit Pistons, Thanos, and several Babadooks.” Strong also alluded to Trump’s unsubstantiated comments about Middle Easterners possibly populating the marchers, saying the caravan has “hella Alladins.”

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