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SNL’s Sessions: Roy Moore a Little ‘Too Alabama’


(Newser)

As the sexual misconduct allegations roil the Alabama Senate race, Saturday Night Live waded right in with a sketch portraying candidate Roy Moore meeting with VP Mike Pence (Beck Bennett). Pence’s advice: Get out. “Don’t think of it as ending your campaign, think of it as going to conversion therapy to turn yourself into someone who’s no longer a candidate,” he said. But as Pence takes his leave, Kate McKinnon as Jeff Sessions pops out of the cupboard, which as Mashable notes, is “where we can just assume Keebler elves live when they’re in town from the forest.”

“Now, Roy, you’ve been doing some controversial stuff—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, Roy!” she chortles, before admonishing him that admitting to dating 16-year-olds might be a bridge too far. Moore responds that he’s just kidding, and Sessions breathes a sigh of relief—but not for long. “No, ‘kidding’ is the term I use for dating young ladies,” Moore clarifies. Sessions then throws Moore out, saying, “I’m Alabama, but you, sir, are too Alabama!” Catch the sketch’s end, which Slate notes includes a swipe at Louis CK, and other show highlights in the gallery.
 

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