'Saturday Night Live' puts Al Franken on Santa's naughty list

'Saturday Night Live' pokes fun at 'naughty list' members Trump, Moore, Franken, Lauer

In its latest cold open, "Saturday Night Live" took on the recent string of high-profile sexual-misconduct scandals, featuring a parade of children - each seemingly more precocious and world-weary than the last - visiting a mall Santa, played by Kenan Thompson.

Next customer, a little girl, was quickly hustled away after telling Santa that she wants 'a Barbie, unless the feminazis are going to take that away from me too!' Thompson ultimately tells Tyler that Franken is on Santa's naughty list this year. Santa says to his elf, Sugarplum, played by Kate McKinnon.

And about that: Al Franken is definitely on Santa's "naughty list" - but Roy Moore's list is more of a sex offenders "registry", McKinnon notes in the sketch.

Without missing a beat, the boy moves on to his next query: "What about Roy Moore?"

In the course of answering these questions, the cold open touches up the real-life woes of Trump, Rep.

Tyler wants a Megablox dinosaur and laser tag.

"Is President Trump on the naughty list?" one little girl asked.

"Nineteen accusers, Google it", McKinnon added.

"Look Jessica I'm sure we can all learn a lesson from what's going on in the news", says Santa. After explaining that Trump might have said or done a few naughty things, McKinnon's elf interjected with a sly grin. "I learned that if you admit you did something wrong, you get in trouble", says one wide-eyed child. Franken, who resigned this week over allegations, was a writer for "SNL" in the 70's and 80's.

Unfortunately, the kids that head up to sit on Santa's lap are starting to understand that as long as you deny any wrongdoing, you can always keep your job in the public sector.

As Santa begins to get flustered by the questions, the next few kids to visit bring questions about the recently-passed tax reform bill, opioids, and the potential for an American embassy to be built in Jerusalem following U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not for another three years, 42 days and 24 minutes", she says, referencing the remainder of Trump's term as president. "But just in case, I'm putting all my money in bitcoin".

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