SNL parodies ‘spy’ balloon saga with cold open: ‘Sorry you’re in the water’
Saturday Night Live parodied the China “spy” balloon controversy with a cold open that starred cast members Bowen Yang, Chloe Fineman and Kenan Thompson.
In the sketch, a rare example of SNL using a same-day event as material for its famous opening, Fineman presents an MSNBC report about the shot-down balloon, portrayed by Yang.
“Balloon, I’m sorry you’re in the water, but thank you for speaking to us,” Fineman says.
“I entertain you for four days, and then I get shot by Biden? Can’t believe I’m Joe’s ‘Osama’,” Yang replied.
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