SNL didn’t spare ex-cast member Al Franken, but it trotted out children to do the real sick damage

Somewhat surprisingly, “Saturday Night Live” lampooned former cast member Al Franken, who announced this week that he was resigning his Senate seat after eight women alleged sexual misconduct on his part.

In an opening sketch that featured Kenan Thompson as the would-be Santa and Kate McKinnon as his elfin assistant, we learn that Franken is on Santa’s “naughty list.”

Of course, SNL was not about to let Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump off the hook, including both in the skit.

A “Weekend Update” skit revisited the Franken resignation later in the show.

Comedian Cecily Strong played her recurring strung-out Cathy Anne character and took on the task of addressing the Democrat lawmaker’s sexual misconduct.

“I’m not sure what to think. It’s a confusing time to be a woman… and a drug addict and a very heavy drinker. It’s really hard. Because I liked Al Franco,” she said, taking care to botch his last name.

“I guess it’s true what they say, don’t meet your heroes,” Strong continued in character, before asking a pretty sensible question.

“I saw Al Franco’s speech. Here’s what I do know: Why are you going to resign if you ain’t gonna apologize? And if you ain’t got nothing to apologize for, then why the hell are you resigning?”

Again, SNL could not let the skit close without throwing Moore under the bus with Al Franken.

After being told the polls show Moore ahead, Strong said the results are not accurate, but predicted he’d win in a landslide.

“People lie. Who wants to admit to supporting Roy Moore to a stranger calling them on the phone?” she said.”Who me? Yeah, I’m going to support a pedophile who likes slavery. Come on.”

She then dissed the state of Alabama.

“He’s going to win in a landslide and they will pretend like it just happened overnight, they had nothing to do with it. Like crop circles or a clogged toilet,” Strong said.

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