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‘SNL’ takes on ‘surging’ Republicans before the midterm elections


“Saturday Night Live” kicked off this week’s episode with Heidi Gardner leading a PBS NewsHour focused on three notable Republicans before the midterm elections in less than two weeks.

First up was Herschel Walker, played by Kenan Thompson.

“My name is Herschel Walker Texas Ranger,” Thompson as Walker said, kicking off the cold open of the NBC variety show. “And I’m running for president of the United Airlines.”

Next up: Dr. Mehmet Oz, played by Mikey Day.

“My Pennsylvania Phillies are in the World Series, and I just had a delicious Philadelphia cheese and steak. Yum!” Day’s Oz declared.

Finally: Kari Lake, played by Cecily Strong.

“Great to be with you,” she said. “On your sweet little show full of lies.”

Gardner as the PBS NewsHour…

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