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“SNL” Takes on Marjorie Taylor Green, GameStop and Capitol Riots
Last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” started with a simple question: What still works?
Turns out — not much. In the cold open, cast member Kate McKinnon played the host of a talk show interviewing the viral breakout stars of the 2021 newscycle. All the big names were there: the Republican Party, the stock market, Twitter, Facebook, the vaccination program. It was truly a who’s who of American clusterfucks.
Representing the Republican Party, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (played by Cecily Strong) strutted onto the stage and offered McKinnon a stick of gun. After a discussion about some of Rep. Greene’s most colorful beliefs (shout out to jewish space lasers!), McKinnon asked, “When your colleagues found out about all of these hateful and psychotic things you said, what did they do?”“I was promoted to the education committee.” Strong replied. “Okay, so the government doesn’t work, and I regret not taking that gun. ” McKinnon joked through her signature forced smile before pivoting to the next interview.
“Let’s take a look at the stock market. That usually works right? It’s where people invest their retirement money so it should probably work.” Standing in for the stock market was the CEO of GameStop played by exactly who you think would play the CEO of GameStop: Pete Davidson. Or should we say Derek Boner. McKinnon asked Davidson the same question: “Would you say the stock market still works?” to which he responded, “First of all it’s pronounced STONK market. And hell yeah it works!”
Reader, it doesn’t work. Nor does social media or the vaccine distribution program as McKinnon explains in the rest of the sketch’s interviews. The only thing that does work is Tom Brady, but unfortunately he’s a “weird Trump guy.”
Abigail Covington is a journalist and cultural critic based in Brooklyn, New York but originally from North Carolina, whose work has appeared in Slate, The Nation, Oxford American, and Pitchfork
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