SNL Zings O'Donnell in Opener
Amy Poehler debuts as host
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2010 7:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – Politics took center stage on Saturday Night Live's new season last night, with Christine O'Donnell taking some hits and David Paterson dropping by to dole some out. In Christine O'Donnell Cold Open, the candidate assures GOP execs that she now masturbates constantly (in fact excusing herself to do so), once ran a dogfighting operation (that put Michael Vick's to shame), and sorta burned somebody's house down—for revenge, though, not money.

While O'Donnell was getting roasted, Gov. David Paterson, whom SNL famously enraged, got in a few digs, notes the AP. Paterson appeared on Weekend Update, where he mocked Fred Armisen's impersonation of him, then likened being governor of New York to SNL:"There are a lot of characters, it's funny for 10 minutes, and then you just want it to go away." Amy Poehler returned to host, and Katy Perry was musical guest. Click here for more.