‘Saturday Night Live’ Navigates The Politics Of Christmas Dinner With Help From Kate McKinnon’s Greta Thunberg

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With Christmas right around the corner, Saturday Night Live made fun of those awkward political discussions many families will have to suffer through on December 25.

For this weekend’s cold open, the NBC sketch comedy series dissected how the conversation shifts in different parts of the country.

The sketch kicked off with Aidy Bryant saying the nation is “more divided than ever,” but families have more in common than they think. To prove her point, she hacked into three home cameras for a bird’s-eye view.

First up, a family dinner in San Francisco.

“I’m so happy that everyone flew here for the holidays and I’m even more happy that they did it! They’re impeaching Trump,” Cecily Strong said.

Her family agreed. “I don’t know what took them so long. Trump is a criminal!” added Kyle Mooney.

“He violated the constitution,” Bowen Yang said. “There has to be consequences.”

A completely different scene played out in Charleston, South Carolina where a family of Trump supporters was steamed.

“Well, they did it. They’re impeaching Trump,” family patriarch Beck Bennett said. “I’m sorry, what crime did he even commit?”

“I guess the crime of being an alpha male who actually gets things done!” Heidi Gardner insisted.

Meanwhile in Atlanta, an African-American dad only wanted to talk movies and TV.

“Do y’all think Bad Boys III will be good or not?” Kenan Thompson asked his family. “I mean, it’s got to be good, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back together.”

His daughter, played by Ego Nwodim, suggested Martin Lawrence has lost his appeal, sparking an argument. Chris Redd then said he wanted to talk politics instead, because movies are too divisive.

“Oh you mean, Trump is definitely getting impeached, and then definitely getting re-elected?” Thompson said, before bringing up The Masked Singer.

They then cut back to the family in South Carolina and Beck Bennett saying, “Obama did way worse stuff than Trump ever did and they didn’t impeach him.”

The sketch moved on to the families discussing the current crop of Democratic contenders.

“You know who I’m starting to like a lot? That Pete Buttigieg,” Thompson said, prompting his family to crack up laughing.

The sketch ended with Bryant saying it really doesn’t matter what the three families think, because the election will be decided in Wisconsin. Then suddenly climate activist Greta Thunberg, played by Kate McKinnon, appeared with a scary Christmas message.

“The ice caps will melt and the elves will drown,” McKinnon warned. “So merry maybe our last Christmas to all, and Donald Trump step to me and I’ll come at you like a plastic straw comes at a turtle. I can’t believe I’m saying this to a 70-year-old man, but grow up.”

Marriage Story star Scarlett Johansson hosted this weekend, with Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan serving as musical guest.

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