SNL Thursday Edition Mocks Fox & Friends For Sugarcoating Romney Gaffes

Saturday Night Live aired a special edition of Weekend Update tonight, opening with a spoof of the cable morning show Fox & Friends.

The segment started with the hosts wryly dismissing the impact of Mitt Romney‘s “47 percent” video, before cutting to Jason Sudeikis as Romney explaining his comment in full. Romney said that within that 47 percent, he’s not actually talking about senior citizens or veterans or southern white people. “When I say ‘these people,’ I mean ‘black people.'”

The Fox hosts laughed off the comments, with one saying that if he were black, he would consider Romney “king of the honkeys.” They played another tape of Romney enjoying a “hamburger sandwich” at “the McDonalds,” and grabbing someone else’s drink to wash away the awful burger taste out of his mouth.

But lo and behold, there was yet another Romney video to show off. This time, Romney got caught on Cash Cab. Romney laughs off 25 dollars as “a quarter” and laughingly refers to California as “New Mexico.” But the Fox hosts found absolutely nothing wrong with Romney’s comments, finding each of them to be equally delightful, including a surprise video at the end of Romney singing in the shower about how much poor people hate jobs.

The segment ended with a list of all the factual inaccuracies made on the show thus far. A long, seemingly unending list.

Watch the video below, courtesy of NBC:


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