Saturday Night Live: Rachel Maddow Interviews Burris And Blagojevich (VIDEO)

"Saturday Night Live" kicked off the year with a new Rachel Maddow impression by castmember Abby Elliott, who joined the show in November.

The show opened with Maddow interviewing Roland Burris (Keenan Thompson) about his repeated attempts to break into the Senate.

Maddow then welcomed Rod Blagojevich, played by Jason Sudeikis in a horribly realistic wig, who went on to call Maddow an assortment of wrong names from Ellen to kd lang while swearing and making threats.