Senator Elizabeth Warren made a cameo on Saturday Night Live where she bragged about helping to knock Michael Bloomberg from the presidential race.
Warren, a senator from Massachusetts, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race this week after a disappointing showing in the Super Tuesday slate of primaries.
During her appearance on SNL’s cold open, Warren took questions from a satirical version of Fox News host Laura Ingraham who introduced the senator as the ‘woman who savagely murdered Michael Bloomberg on live television.’
Warren then appeared on the screen and was greeted by thunderous applause by the live studio audience.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (right) appeared on Saturday Night Live’s cold open which featured a parody of Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show. Ingraham was played by Kate McKinnon (left)
Warren was applauded as she was introduced as the ‘woman who savagely murdered Michael Bloomberg on live television’
McKinnon later joined Warren as Warren at the end of the cold open
She was then asked how she’s been doing since dropping out.
‘You know, I’m doing just fine,’ Warren responded.
‘My friends and family have been so supportive, they’ve been calling nonstop, asking, “Are you okay? What do you need? Were you electable?”’
Ingraham, played by Kate McKinnon, the cast member whose repertoire also includes an imitation of Warren, then played a clip of the senator’s dog, Bailey, stealing a burrito.
Ingraham introduced the video as footage of Warren eviscerating Bloomberg.
‘Were you the dog or the burrito?’ Ingraham asked Warren.
‘I was the dog,’ she said. The line generated several laughs.
Warren’s performance at the debate was compared to her dog Bailey’s swiping a burrito. The viral clip earlier this week went viral on social media
The clip was a viral video of Warren’s beloved golden retriever, Bailey, swiping a burrito just after the senator announced she was dropping out of the race.
The funny clip featured Warren’s husband, Bruce, and others trying to take the burrito out of Bailey’s locked jaw.
The incident, which took place at Warren campaign headquarters, was widely shared online, with social media rallying to Bailey’s defense.
Warren has been praised for her performance during the recent Democratic debates, in which she blasted Bloomberg for his company’s treatment of women who complained of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination.
Bloomberg’s poor responses to Warren’s fierce criticisms are widely believed to have doomed any chance that the former New York City mayor had of seriously competing for the nomination.
The fake Ingraham then asked Warren if she plans on announcing which of the two remaining viable candidates – Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden – she would endorse.
Cecily Strong also appeared as a parodied version of Judge Jeanine Pirro, the host of a weekly Fox News show
SNL also parodied Chris Matthews, the former MSNBC host who resigned after he was accused of inappropriately flirting with a female journalist. Matthews was played by longtime player Darrell Hammond
The cold open also featured cameos and appearances by the Trump brothers, Eric and Don Jr, who are played by Alex Moffat (right) and Mikey Day (left)
‘Well, it’s tough,’ she said.
‘Maybe I’ll just pull a New York Times and endorse them both.’
In January, the Times made the unusual decision to endorse both Warren and Senator Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic nomination.
Both candidates eventually dropped out of the race. Klobuchar, the senator from Minnesota, has already announced she is endorsing Biden.
On SNL, Warren poked fun at her inability to attract a wide swath of voters.
‘I’m so proud of our campaign,’ she said. ‘We built a wide coalition of teachers, preschool teachers, middle school teachers and teachers pets.’
Waren said: ‘Now I got time to do a little self-care, hanging out with my dog Bailey, prank calling big banks, drag racing Subarus, and avoiding Twitter.’
Before she signed off, McKinnon rushed to join her only this time in the same identical outfit.
When McKinnon thanked Warren for ‘all that you’ve done in your lifetime,’ the senator responded: ‘I’m not dead, I’m just in the Senate.’
The cold open also featured cameos and appearances by the Trump brothers, Eric and Don Jr, who are played by Alex Moffat and Mikey Day.
Cecily Strong also appeared as a parodied version of Judge Jeanine Pirro, the host of a weekly Fox News show.
SNL also lampooned Chris Matthews, the former MSNBC host who resigned after he was accused of inappropriately flirting with a female journalist.
Matthews was played by longtime player Darrell Hammond.