The cast of Saturday Night Live took another swipe at the GOP debates, mocking the Thursday showdown on the Fox Business channel.
Cast member Taran Killiam used his portrayal of Texas Senator Ted Cruz to mock the controversy over his citizenship status by stating that he can’t be Canadian because “Canadians are well liked — I am not.”
“Canadians are rugged and outdoorsy, whereas I am mostly made of pudding,” he continued. “Canadians are genuine and warm, whereas when I smile it looks like I am peeing.”
Pressed to explain what he meant when he attacked rival Donald Trump over his “New York values,” he gave examples that made it apparent what he was really talking about.
“I think most people know exactly what New York values are. And frankly, they are not the rest of the country’s values,” he said. “Instead of celebrating Christmas, New Yorkers celebrate a pagan holiday called ‘Festivus.’ Instead of watching American football, they challenge each other to masturbation contests. In New York people don’t say ‘hi’ to their neighbors. They say ‘Hello, Newman.’”
Told he was describing episodes of “Seinfeld,” Cruz replied: “Believe me, if I could say liberal Jews, I would.”
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