Saturday Night Live opened cold with MyPillow’s Mike Lindell spitting out that every Dominion voting machine had a “Venezuelan oompah loompah inside” after being told “nothing crazy to say” by Fox News hosts amid the $1 lawsuit .6 billion.
SNL opened with Fox and Friends anchor impersonators hosting the morning show, gently warning their guest to “don’t say crazy things” after Dominion sued the company for billions after hosts endorsed “stolen election lies.”
When Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, played by James Austin Johnson, appeared on the fake show, he immediately spat out what he was like at a “Biden dunk tank,” where people can dunk an impersonator under water, calling the activity an “explosion”. ‘.
Brian Kilmeade, played by Bowen Yang, immediately starts warning the CEO, who is visiting the real network, to “please don’t say crazy things about dominion” because of the lawsuit.
“Don’t worry, I’ve been briefed, I know the rules,” Lindell says confidently before explaining that “every Dominion machine has a Venezuelan oompah loompah that eats the votes with its little mouth.”
SNL opened with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, played by James Austin Johnson (pictured), spewing lies about Dominion voting machines amid the $1.6 billion lawsuit
“Every Dominion machine has a Venezuelan oompah loompah inside that eats the votes with its little mouth,” Lindell claimed before hosts told him to bring it in
Steve Doocy, played by Mikey Day, interrupts and says, “Mike…Mike, I need to cut you off there, buddy. You know we can’t just say anything anymore.’
Lindell agrees and says he will choose his words carefully. Moments later, he spits out in a sales pitch: “Dominion voting machines give triple votes to Democrats, illegals, and that M&M lady who stopped shaving her pit.”
Doocy yells, “Mike! Mike! That’s where we’ll have to end it!’
Lindell agrees it’s “best” before he pulls out a MyPillow with the face of a woman he called his “wife” drawn on it before revealing that the Dominion trial was a “nightmare” for him and his company.
Last month, Fox Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch admitted that some of his Fox News hosts “endorsed” false claims that Donald Trump’s 2020 election was stolen in his statement for the $1.6 billion lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems.
Murdoch denied that Fox as a network endorsed the claims, but admitted that a collection of his hosts shared the “stolen election lies,” according to a transcript of the billionaire’s affidavit last month.
“They supported it,” Murdoch said of hosts Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo. He said former host Dobbs did “a lot” and Hannity did “a little.”
“I would have liked us to be stronger in denouncing it afterwards,” added Murdoch.
Brian Kilmeade, played by Bowen Yang (right), immediately starts warning the CEO, visiting the real network, to “please don’t say anything crazy about dominion” because of the lawsuit
Mikey Day played Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy (left), Heidi Garner played Ainsley Earhardt (center), and Yang played Kilmeade (right)
Fox Corp’s Rupert Murdoch admitted his Fox News hosts promoted false claims that Donald Trump’s 2020 election was stolen in a court statement
Dominion alleged that Fox aired comments from Trump-affiliated attorneys Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani defaming the polling place.
A Fox News spokeswoman called Dominion’s argument in the filing “an extreme, unsupported take on defamation law that would deter journalists from doing basic reporting.”
The rep also claimed that the company is “picking sound bites, omitting important context and mischaracterizing the record.”
In his statement, Murdoch also said that hosts who knew they were promoting lies should be “reprimanded, maybe even fired.”