SNL mocks Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox & Friends’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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This week’s opening to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” took aim at one of the shows often criticized on sister network MSNBC: Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”

Taran Killam played longtime Fox News Channel personality Steve Doocy, with Vanessa Bayer as Gretchen Carlson and Bobby Moynihan as Brian Kilmeade.

The skit featured a potentially ill-advised joke about President Barack Obama from Moynihan’s Kilmeade in reference to the president’s appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last weekend.

MOYNIHAN’S KILMEADE: I’ve got a joke for him. What is black and white and lies?
KILLAM’S DOOCY: No, no, no, no, no, no, no… Brian do not say Barack Obama
MOYNIHAN’S KILMEADE: Oh, I was going to say a panda on Weight Watchers — black and white and lies. This bamboo is only six points.
BAYER’S CARLSON: Why were you going to say that?
MOYNIHAN’S KILMEADE: We were talking about jokes. It’s just so funny.

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