Apr 4, 2021 - Politics & Policy

"SNL" cold open mocks Rep. Matt Gaetz on Britney Spears "talk show"

A screenshot of the latest "SNL" cold open

A screenshot of the latest "SNL" cold open. Photo: NBC

The latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open saw Pete Davidson as Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) grilled by Chloe Fineman's Britney Spears on sexual misconduct allegations.

Of note: After Davidson's Gaetz emphasized to Fineman's Spears the word "allegedly" over the claims, she summed the matter up by telling the audience they should "judge him by his face."

For the record: Chris Redd appeared in the sketch as Lil Nas X, whom Fineman's Spears noted "has been attacked by the rare combo of the Catholic Church," over his "Satan shoes" and new music video.

  • And Kate McKinnon came on as Pepé Le Pew to address reports that the "Looney Tunes" character was removed from Space Jam 2.
  • British actor Daniel Kaluuya was hosting and St. Vincent was the musical guest on this week's show.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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