Everyone loves a good special guest appearance on Saturday Night Live, and as you may have noticed, this season has been full of 'em -- from Tina Fey and her famous Sarah Palin impression to Larry David and his hilarious caricatures of Bernie Sanders (and many more). Last night's episode featured yet another glorious throwback, opening with a visit from Dana Carvey's beloved character, The Church Lady.
As seen in the 7-minute cold open sketch, the Church Lady sits down for a nice 'Church Chat' with failed GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who appears to, uh, embrace his recent "Lucifer in the flesh" nickname from former House Speaker John Boehner. She also talks to none other than Donald Trump, who she introduces as, "the presumptive Republican divorcee, I mean nominee," and at one point, refers to him as "an orange mannequin." When pressed by the Church Lady, Trump attempts to prove himself as a conservative Christian by naming his favorite parts of the Bible:
"They’re all terrific," he says. "Corinthians Part Deux... Book of Revelations... Two Genesis, Two Furious, which says, and I quote, 'Love thy neighbor as thyself and like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.' ... And the part where Jon Snow comes back to life. That’s great Bible." Basically, it's the Trump parody you'd expect in the first SNL episode since he clinched the GOP nomination.
Best of all, the sketch includes classic Church Lady lines like "We like ourselves, don't we?" and "Could it be... Satan?” and, of course, "Well, isn't that special?" It sure is, Church Lady. It sure is.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and loves a good SNL throwback sketch. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.