SNL Explores Santa's Naughty List

Al Franken, Matt Lauer, Roy Moore all get poked in Cold Open
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2017 7:11 AM CST

It's that time of the year to determine who's been naughty and who's been nice, and Saturday Night Live jumped in with its two cents on the seemingly endless sexual harassment scandals in its Cold Open. With Kenan Thompson as Santa and Kate McKinnon as an elf, a line of children asked things like, "Can you tell me, what did Al Franken do?" Per the New York Times, Thompson replies that he's got that particular boy's toy requests, but says to McKinnon, "Can you take the Al Franken thing, sugarplum?" McKinnon refuses, adding, "in this climate, can you just call me Amy?"

When the boy's line of questioning turns to Roy Moore, McKinnon says he's not so much on Santa's naughty "list. It's more of a registry," adds Deadline. Others taking a hit included President Trump ("Nineteen accusers. Google it," says McKinnon) and Matt Lauer (one boy asked if he wanted a toy responded, "Oh, you mean toy like the one Matt Lauer gave to his co-worker?" The episode was guest-hosted by James Franco. (More Saturday Night Live stories.)

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