'Saturday Night Live': Cecily Strong's sketch as 'star witness' Melissa Carone has fans calling it 'comedy GOLD'
The late-night sketch comedy series chose to parody the Michigan state senate hearing event featuring Kate McKinnon as Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Cecily Strong as Melissa Carone
After almost a month, ‘Saturday Night Live’ is back! The last episode was on November 7. It is was a post-election episode hosted by Dave Chappelle. Fans were eagerly waiting for ‘SNL’ to come back and were delighted when they announced that the December 5 episode will be hosted by Jason Bateman and the musical guest will be Morgan Wallen.
Since November 7, a lot has happened politically, so fans were eager on what aspects will be incorporated in the show – known for its entertaining political parodies. And, as expected by some, the late-night sketch comedy series chose to parody the Michigan state senate hearing event, featuring Kate McKinnon as Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Cecily Strong as "star witness" Melissa Carone.
McKinnon’s Giuliani began the sketch by saying it was exciting to “just be in a courtroom where I’m not the defendant.” McKinnon’s Giuliani was also interrupted by fart noises that the character claimed: “wasn’t me; that was you guys”.
Strong’s Carone came in and said, “I personally saw hundreds, if not thousands, of dead people vote,” she said. “I remember because I was walking to and they were walking in and then they gave their votes to democrats and you probably did something crazy with them. … Did you talk to the dead people?”
Strong also impersonated Carone’s mispronunciation of “affidavit” during her real testimony. When it sounded like she said “after David,” Strong’s Carone said, “That’s right ’cause David signed and then I signed after David.”
Strong’s Carone also said the election was “random” and stated “I voted for Trump, yet Biden won? Hmm, maybe a little too random. You aren’t even going to admit that Dominion cheated? … For starters, they cheated me out of my cheesy bread,” she said, probably confusing Dominion with Domino’s. “Either way, my vote took longer than 30 minutes, so it’s supposed to be free,” she said.
Fans could not stop praising Strong for her near-perfect impression. One fan tweeted, “Omg! Yes!!!! #SNL answered our collective request Cecily Strong as Melissa Carone is absolutely everything you hoped for and more!” Another concurred, “Cecily Strong deserves an award for her perfect and accurate portrayal of Melissa Carone.”
One said, “Melissa Carone should be honored that Cecily Strong played her on #SNL because she captured her crazy so well lmao.” A fan commented, “Cecily Strong just won an Emmy (in my opinion) on that masterful performance on Rudy Giuliani’s 'Star Witness' Melissa Carone.” Another said, “OMG Cecily Strong impersonating Melissa Carone is comedy GOLD. Give that girl a Christmas bonus check.”
Omg! Yes!!!! #SNL answered our collective request👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Hadley Sheley (@HadleySheley) December 6, 2020
Cecily Strong as Melissa Carone is absolutely everything you hoped for and more!
“I Signed an after-david... David signed and then I signed after”
OMG Cecily Strong impersonating Melissa Carone is comedy GOLD. Give that girl a christmas bonus check #SNL— Lizzy MacDonald (@Lizzard899) December 6, 2020
'Saturday Night Live' airs at 11.30 pm ET on NBC.