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"SNL" cold open reimagines impeachment hearings as a soap opera

A screenshot of Jon Hamm as Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and Kate McKinnon as President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
A screenshot of Jon Hamm as Bill Taylor and Kate McKinnon as Rudy Giuliani on "Saturday Night Live." Photo: "SNL"/NBC

"Saturday Night Live" parodied the Trump impeachment hearings as a "Days of Our Lives"-inspired reimagination — dubbed the "Days of Our Impeachment" — in its latest cold open, with Jon Hamm starring as diplomat Bill Taylor.

The big picture: Other highlights included Cecily Strong as Marie Yovanovitch, the former Ukraine ambassador targeted by President Trump's tweets as she testified Friday. And Kate McKinnon was back as Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, declaring: "Mercury’s in retrograde, so my powers are at an all-time high."

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McKinnon's Warren stars in "SNL" cold open, but a dog steals the show

A screenshot of the spoof press conference on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" featuring "Conan the dog."
A screenshot of the spoof press conference on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" featuring "Conan the dog." Photo: NBC

The "Saturday Night Live" cold open placed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her "Medicare for All" plan center stage in its latest cold open. But a later sketch on Conan, the hero dog injured in the raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, stole the show.