Thursday Edition of ‘SNL’ Takes Sharp Aim at Romney, Fox News

by | September 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM | Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday, TV News

Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan played Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade of "Fox & Friends" on "SNL Thursday." (Photo: NBC)

Mitt Romney and Fox News Channel were among the subjects skewered as “Saturday Night Live” presented a special Thursday-night edition of “Weekend Update.”

“Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday” — a show with what might be the most awkwardly worded title in all of television — was the lead-off show (at 8/7c) on NBC’s Thursday-night lineup, which included the season premieres of “Up All Night,” “The Office” and “Parks & Recreation.”

The show began with a sketch poking fun at Fox News Channel’s morning show, “Fox & Friends,” with the show’s three co-hosts defending Mitt Romney in the wake of the surreptitious videotape that surfaced this week in which he seemed to chide Obama supporters who receive some sort of government assistance.

The sketch also gave Jason Sudeikis plenty of opportunities to do his Romney impersonation, a feature we can expect to see on “SNL” up through Election Day, if not beyond.

Watch “SNL’s” special Thursday-night edition — we have the entire show, here:

The centerpiece of the show, of course, was a “Weekend Update” report anchored by Seth Meyers. The “newscast” was an opportunity for several walk-on performances, including Bobby Moynihan as “Drunk Uncle” and Bill Hader as “James Carville.”

Meanwhile, this weekend’s “real” edition of “Saturday Night Live” will be guest-hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Saturday at 11:30 p.m./10:30c on NBC).