Whats going on? Kate McKinnon regains her role as Kellyanne Conway on the Saturday, February 11, episode of Saturday Night Live in a Fatal Attraction-inspired parody that caused mixed feedbacks from spectators.
The sketch started off with CNN’s Jake Tapper (Beck Bennett) going home after an entire day in the workplace, with the news presenter telling a crew member of Conway, “The White House offered her, but she just has too many credibility issues.”
Once he arrives back at his apartment he has a not so pleasant surprise waiting for him in the dark. McKinnon acting as Conway is sitting with her legs crossed at the kitchen counter in nothing but a nighty. “I just want to be part of the news, Jake,” she told a alarmed Bennett acting as Tapper.
“This is how you do it, you break into my apartment?” he asked, to which she answered, “What was I supposed to do? You weren’t answering my calls, you changed your number… I’m not going to be ignored, Jake.”
As the skit goes on, Conway got increasingly inconsistent, snuffling faux Tapper’s tie because “it smells like the news” and visualizing “that hot, black mic pressed up against [her] skin.”
“What if I do a commercial for Ivanka’s shoes live on air? It’s just a little ethics violation,” she said, begging to Jake Tapper. Things changed for the worst when her simpering act took a turn into anger. To top things off, she even grabbes a knife at one point just like Glenn Close in 1987 hit Fatal Attraction, intimidating to kill Bennett acting as Jake Tapper.
And the conclusion itself was enough to make even the most faithful SNL fans twist in their seats. The Internet reacted with diverse reviews after the Conway sketch, though it probably won’t be the last.