- “Saturday Night Live” parodied “The View.”
- The sketch showed an argument centered around Trump’s border policies.
- The sketch also was made timely by the recent release of the book “Ladies Who Punch.”
- Meghan McCain, who was called the “Princess of Arizona” in the sketch, said on Twitter that she loved it.
- “The View” co-hosts Ana Navarro, Abby Huntsman, and Joy Behar also commented on the sketch.
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This week, “The View” got the “Saturday Night Live” treatment. It’s perhaps no coincidence that the sketch came shortly after the April release of “Ladies Who Punch,” a book about the program.
The sketch, which boiled down to an argument centered around the politics of the talk show and Trump’s border policies, opened with an announcer calling out: “You’re watching ‘The View.’ Let’s get ready to rumble!”
At the top of the show, Leslie Jones as Whoopi Goldberg kicked things off, saying “I’m as surprised as you that this show is a fit for me.”
Jones handed things off to Cecily Strong as Abby Huntsman to take on Trump’s border policies, starting with the recent departure of Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.
Then, things really took off.
“I don’t like Trump. Trump, Trump, what a chump. Trump, Trump, what a dump.” Kate McKinnon as Joy Behar says. “Ok, look, it’s my 2,000th show. At this point, I get paid by the word.”
Melissa Villaseñor as Ana Navarro was up next: “Mr. Trump, what are you doing to families at the border? It is shameful. It is nasty. It is broccoli in the microwave. I don’t like it. I don’t want to see it.
The drama reached a peak when Aidy Bryant as Meghan McCain interjected.
“Can I just say something as the princess of Arizona?” she asked. “There is a crisis at the border, and the border is right up in my Arizona, which was founded on sunburnt women selling turquoise jewelry, not rando Mexicans. And that’s not racist because my makeup artist is gay.”
Then Behar and McCain go back and forth, arguing over who has the right to finish speaking. “Can you let me talk because it’s actually your job to listen to me?” Bryant as McCain asks.
Finally, Goldberg diffuses the situation – with a spray bottle.
“Stop it. We not going to do this,” she scolded. “This is ‘The View.’ We are five best friends with nothing in common.”
On Sunday, some of the women of “The View” posted on Twitter, saying they enjoyed the “SNL” sketch.
McCain, who is taking a break from social media while “The View” is on hiatus called it a “huge pop culture honor.”
I’m not supposed to be on twitter because of hiatus BUT this sketch is hilarious, and being parodied by @SNL is a huge pop cultural honor. – Signed, your old intern and “the princess of Arizona” ???????? https://t.co/HUtON4Xi3V
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 14, 2019
Navarro said she was grateful for Latina representation within the “SNL” cast and that “laughter’s good for the soul.”
Took too long, but am so glad to FINALLY see a bad-ass Latina comedian on @nbcsnl, I don’t even mind @melissavcomedy spoofing my daily tirades. All in good fun. Laughter’s good for the soul. Yes! What Trump (I prefer #PresidentLoco), is doing at border, is shameful. It is nasty! https://t.co/3rw5UXBQwG
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) April 14, 2019
“Finally an actual female is playing me,” Behar tweeted. “Thank you, Kate.”
Finally an actual female is playing me. Thank you Kate. https://t.co/rIOtQcQwqI
— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) April 14, 2019
“As a human mom this was hilarious,” Huntsman wrote, referencing the joke on “SNL.”
As a human mom this was hilarious… https://t.co/3CZZssEP5S
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) April 14, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg, it seems, did not respond publicly to the sketch. You can watch the full clip – later featuring Emma Stone as former co-host and “vixen of anti-vax” Jenny McCarthy – below:
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