It was a not-so-very Merry Christmas for a department store Santa Clause on SNL this week.
The Santa, played by Kenan Thompson, struggled to do his job as a string of adorable moppets asked awkward questions about topical issues.
‘Is Roy Moore on your naughty list?’ asked one girl, referring to the Republican Senatorial candidate’s alleged abuse of two teenage girls.
‘Well it’s not really a list, it’s more of a registry,’ quipped Santa’s elf, played by Kate McKinnon.
Santa (Kenan Thompson) struggled with awkward questions from children on Saturday Night Live, as he was quizzed about Roy Moore, Al Franken and the NFL protests
He tried to silence one girl’s political questions by threatening to give her a lump of coal for Christmas, so which she replied: ‘We both know coal is a dying industry’
When Santa asked another little girl if she’d learned anything, she replied: ‘I learned that if you admit you did something wrong, you get in trouble – but if you deny it you get to keep your job.’
Santa attempted to hush the girl by threatening to give her with a lump of coal for Christmas – to which she replied: ‘We both know coal is a dying industry.’
Another little boy asked why the protesting NFL players insisted on kneeling before games.
‘Ah, that’s because they’re tired,’ Santa offered up.
‘Because of all the brain injuries?’ the kid asked.
‘Yes, somehow that’s the less sad version,’ Santa replied.
Next customer, a little girl, was quickly hustled away after telling Santa that she wants ‘a Barbie, unless the feminazis are going to take that away from me too!’
And when offered a toy, a little boy asked, ‘Oh, a toy like like the one Matt Lauer gave to his co-worker?’
The skit ended with the elf telling a little girl that ‘We seem to have lost all perspective on what’s naughty or nice, but as bad as things may seem it will be okay may 3 days 4 months and 22 minutes.’
‘OK,’ the girl replied, ‘but just in case I’m putting all my money in bitcoin.’
When asked if Roy Moore was on Santa’s naughty list, his elf (Kate McKinnon, left) said it wasn’t a list, ‘more of a registry’
Trump and Moore came in for a kicking on the Weekend Update as hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost
‘Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel this weekend, and you’re not going to believe it but Jews and Muslims had different reactions,’ Jost said.
‘Trump basically just made the announcement and then he flipped a cigarette and walked away in slow motion,’ Jost said, to an accompany picture of Trump standing in front of a massive explosion.
‘Then Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Trump in a phone call that the move would result in dangerous consequences, and it didn’t help that Trump ended the call by wishing Abbas Merry Christmas and asking for extra falafel.’
Che, meanwhile, complained about Roy Moore’s continued strength in opinion polls despite allegations of child sexual abuse.
He groused that Al Franken had quit the Senate due to claims of sexual harassment, ‘and yet uncle Bad Touch is up four points in Alabama.’
You see the Democrats hold themselves to a higher standard than anyone else,’ he said, ‘which is why they always lose.’
In the weekend update, Michael Che asked why Al Franken had resigned while ‘Uncle Bad Touch’ Roy Moore was ahead in the polls
He continued: ‘Calm down Democrats! You’re the party of morality the same way Don Jr is the handsome Trump brother.
‘Nobody actually likes you. Nobody ever says, “Hey this party is cool, but you know who I wish was here? Nancy Pelosi.”‘
Jost then took a shot at Trump for tweeting his support for Roy Moore by tweeting ‘Go get ’em Roy!’
‘C’mon, man! When you’re supporting an accused child molester you can’t say “go get ’em!”
‘This isn’t pedophile Pokemon!’
He added: ‘”Go get em Roy” is what Roy Moore whispers to himself before he walks into a Hot Topic.’
Colin Jost said Trump was wrong to tell an alleged child molester to ‘Got get ’em!’ saying ‘This isn’t pedophile Pokemon!’