In the cold-open of this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” the show took aim at one of its favorite targets, Fox News Channel’s morning show “Fox & Friends.”
It began by the mocking the show’s three hosts for their refusal to call NBA player Jason Collins, who recently admitted he was gay, “a hero.”
“Of course we support NBA player Jason Collins in his decision, but can we please stop calling him a hero?” Vanessa Bayer’s Gretchen Carlson said.
“Exactly, I mean, look since when does telling your embarrassing personal secrets make you a hero?” Taran Killiam’s Steve Doocy said. “Hey everybody, I prefer Asian ladies. I’m a hero.”
“Hey, I use prescription deodorant on my entire body,” Bayer’s Carlson replied. “Give me a medal!”
“I practice French-kissing on my own hand,” Bobby Moynihan’s Brian Kilmeade added. “Isn’t that right, Jessica? ‘Oh, you so crazy Brian Kilmeade.’”
The skit continued by the three expressing their surprise that the first openly gay professional athlete was from basketball and not hockey, football or, as Moynihan’s Kilmeade said, the WNBA.
“I always thought it would be a WNBA player,” Moynihan’s Kilmeade added. “I mean, a lot of those guys look like women already.”
The cold open also featured the three taking aim at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, played by Fred Armisen.