SNL spoofs Pence-Harris VP debate in cold open

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The skit focused on disruptions, facial expressions and the renowned fly that crashed the debate stage

NBC’s Saturday Night Live tackled last week’s vice president debate in its cold opening Saturday.

In the second episode of the sketch comedy show’s newest season, SNL poked fun at Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, who faced off in the one and only debate between the two vice-presidential candidates. While Vice President Joe Biden, with whom Harris is running alongside for the White House, did not participate in the debate, the Democratic nominee was not immune from being a target.

Pence is portrayed by cast member Beck Bennett, who humorously played the VP as a deadpan conservative, while SNL alum Maya Rudolph revived her portrayal of Harris, a role she won an Emmy for this September for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, as previously reported by theGrio.

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The sketch also includes two-time Emmy winning cast member Kate McKinnon playing moderator Susan Page of USA Today. McKinnon plays Page as a drowsy, bemused moderator who doesn’t hide her contempt for…


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