SNL: Cecily Strong's Cathy Anne talks Al Franken resigning from the Senate

SNL: Cecily Strong's Cathy Anne talks Al Franken resigning from the Senate

It was clear the controversial events of 2017 haven't gone over the heads of our children, as one kid after another bombarded an unsuspecting mall Santa Clause with political questions in this week's Saturday Night Live cold open.

"It's not really a list, it's more of a registry", McKinnson explains.

"Tyler, what would you like Santa to bring you this year", asks mall Santa.

On the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Santa got a few questions that he wasn't expecting, like, "What did Al Franken do?" and "Is President Trump on the naughty list?"

McKinnon interjects: "Nineteen accusers".

"Can we not?" Santa fired back, before trying to turn the awkward topic into a teachable moment. "I learned that if you admit you did something wrong, you get in trouble, but if you deny it, then you get to keep your job!"

SNL: Cecily Strong's Cathy Anne talks Al Franken resigning from the Senate
SNL: Cecily Strong's Cathy Anne talks Al Franken resigning from the Senate

Asked another little boy, why do all those football players kneel - do they hate the troops or are they just exhausted from all the brain injuries? Things will get better - but maybe not for another 3 years, 42 days and 24 minutes. Billy, the next kid inquired.

The result was a hilarious cold open in which Santa dodged questions about our current political climate from a string of precocious youngsters. "Do they hate the troops?" in reference to a controversy still roiling over whether or not National Football League players have the right to protest while representing their team.

Billy wondered, "From all the brain injuries?" "Somehow, that's the happier version". The bit ends with a girl named Jenny who says she doesn't want any gifts this year - just for "everything to be OK".

By now, Santa just wanted a kid to ask for a toy - any toy. "I never thought I'd say this, but our public schools may be too good". In his announcement, Franken pointed out that President Donald Trump and GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore still have the support of the Republican party, despite both men facing a number of sexual misconduct allegations.

That's when Amy, who chose to nix the nickname "Sugar Plum" in light of the "current climate", told him, "It's not so much a list".

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