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'Saturday Night Live' gives impeachment hearings a melodramatic twist – CNN, CNN


(CNN Business)Theimpeachment hearingsreceived a melodramatic twist on the “Saturday Night Live” cold open.

Now known as “Days of Our Impeachment,” the hearings got the daytime soap opera treatment that included a continuously fainting woman played by Heidi Gardner and a cameo by Jon Hamm, who playedBill Taylor, thewitness and top diplomat in Ukraine.

“Unlike other people in the Trump administration, I show up,” Hamm’s Taylor said during SNL’s hearing.

No soap opera would be complete without a dramatic kiss, and SNL made it between US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Melissa Villasenor) and Hamm’s Taylor.

    “Alexandria, I didn’t expect to see you here,” Hamm’s Taylor said with music playing in the background and wind blowing the fictional Ocasio-Cortez’s hair.

    SNL's cold open Saturday featured guest star Myles Garrett (Kenan Thompson) and Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon).

    “I didn’t expect for you to be such a lowkey daddy,” Villasenor’s Ocasio-Cortez said before locking lips with Hamm. “Now, here’s a Red New Deal, it’s my lips.”

    The skit ended with a wild cameo fromCleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett(Kenan Thompson) swinging a football helmet at Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon).

    “I’m tired of being falsely accused,” Thompson’s Garrett said, adding he was just trying to put a helmet back on the other player he’s accused in real life of trying to hit.

    Suddenly, McKinnon’s Giuliani appeared, startling the fictional Garrett.

    “Oh my god! It’s a vampire, “Thompson’s Garrett said before striking the fictional Giuliani with the helmet.

      “I think he actually might have fixed me, “ McKinnon’s Giuliani said.

      Harry Styles, formerly of the English boy band One Direction, wasthe host and musical guest.

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