“Saturday Night Live” skewered Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in its cold open, with Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence pleading with Mikey Day’s Moore to end his candidacy following allegations he behaved inappropriately with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.
“The Senate hangs in the balance” in the Republican push for a tax reform package to bring Donald Trump’s “list of big legislative accomplishments to one,” Bennett explains in a meeting with Moore in the White House.
The accusations are “all lies,” says Day, dressed in the cowboy gear Moore often wears. “I’m not that guy,” he insists.
Bennett tells him: “It’s hard to convince people that you’re not into young girls when you dress like Woody from ‘Toy Story.’”
“Can’t you call the boss?” Moore pleads. Pence lays it on the line: “I’m sorry, I’m not going to call Vladimir Putin about this.”
Bennett recommends “conversion therapy” for Moore so “you can turn yourself into someone who’s no longer a candidate” in the Dec. 12 special election.
Even Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon), who suddenly climbs out of a bureau, tells Moore he’s “too Alabama” for him.
“Roy, you’ve been doing some controversial stuff. You wave a gun around on stage, tell folks Muslims shouldn’t be allowed in Congress and that 9/11 was God’s punishment for sodomy. I love it. You check a lot of boxes for me,” says McKinnon’s Sessions.
“But ... I’m usually the creepiest one in the room, but I look at you, and I’m like oh my God.”
McKinnon’s creepy Sessions adds: “I’m Alabama but you, you sir, are too Alabama. Get out, get on and let me get to my gerrymandering.”
Check out the skit above.