‘SNL’ Hits the Mark With Fox Parody Opener
Saturday Night Live is, for the most part, a pathetic shell of what it once was. Every once in a while though we get moments that ever so briefly hearken back to the glory years.
It happened this past Saturday (January 26th) with the opening sketch, a lampoon of right-wing talking head Tucker Carlson (played by Alex Moffat). True to form, "Carlson" traded rhetorical softballs with conservative fellow-travelers like Jeannine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Wilbur Ross (Kate McKinnon) and indicted Trump associate Roger Stone (played by the one and only Steve Martin).
Everything about the sketch was dead-on, from Pirro's screeching, to Secretary Ross's clueless mumblings, to Steve Martin, being...well, Steve Martin.
Moffat tied it all together with his unctuous portrayal of the obsequious Carlson.
All in all, a very satisfying piece of satire worthy of the days of Chevy, Dan and Belushi.