Saturday Night Live Makes History with Tiffany Haddish, Blasts Sexual Predators

Danny Woods
November 13, 2017

Saturday's cold open, which lately is nearly always a sketch starring Alec Baldwin as Trump, opted instead to feature Beck Bennett as Vice-President Mike Pence confronting politician Roy Moore (played by Mikey Day) after reports of Moore's alleged sexual harassment and assault to minors. In the cold open, the cast joked, "It's hard to convince people you're not into young girls when you're dressed like Woody from Toy Story". Kate McKinnon unearths in her crowd-pleasing Jeff Sessions getup to tell Moore he is "too Alabama".

"I know, even I heard about Louis C.K. and I'm not allowed to watch TV", Pence said, referring to the comedian - and frequent SNL guest host - who last week publicly admitted he behaved inappropriately around numerous female colleagues.

When asking Jost the "new question" she has to do now, she gave options for "when it is okay for an adult to have a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old".

Tournament Fighter - While the technical setup of this sketch created some timing hiccups, Tiffany Haddish saved it with the fantastic character off Death Fight 12 fighter Boo Boo Jeffries.

"Why can't it be both?"

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Haddish pumped big energy into the show as she made her introduction quickly.

She played Cardi B in one of the show's impression-filled faux-audition reels, this time around for Lion King, with Leslie Jones' Oprah, Cecily Strong's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alex Moffat's Kit Harington, among others. In fact, the number of viewers dipped from last weekend's Larry David episode, despite the presence of Taylor Swift.

Earlier this week, Haddish appeared in a promo with the "Look What You Made Me Do" singer in which the comedy queen asked the pop star if any of the songs on the notorious album were about her.

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