‘SNL’ just had to poke fun at Hillary Clinton’s fight to swipe her subway card in NYC! Kate McKinnon served up a hilarious cold open that mocked Hillary’s arrival in the Big Apple, including that now-infamous gaffe! Click through to watch and laugh!
The April 9 episode of Saturday Night Live went after Hillary Clinton, 68, hard in the cold open, making fun of the democratic presidential candidate for her struggles to look like a real New Yorker. One such moment? Her failure to swipe through the subway turnstiles in one try! Click through to watch!
SNL wasn’t necessarily mocking Hillary strictly for the inability to swipe her Metrocard; people who have lived in NYC their entire lives sometimes get stuck swiping the thing dozens of times because it just won’t work! The sketch was about Hillary trying her hardest to pander to the “real” people of New York, the average joes and janes, and pretend like she’s just one of them!
The hilarious sketch showed Hillary (aka Kate McKinnon) addressing the state of New York about her seven-state losing streak, and letting everyone that she totally had it in the bag for the NY primary on April 19! Throughout her pep talk, Hillary wore a Yankees cap that still had a tag, pretended to eat a hot dog and a bag of “Nuts for Nuts,” and switched the hat to a “Meats” (um…Mets) cap when an alarm went off. So, so funny. She even got tickets to that broadway sensation everyone’s been talking about…”Chicago”. Whomp.
But the best part was definitely the subway incident! “You know what my favorite part about New York is? The subway. I love to ride it, and I’m comfortable riding it. In fact, here’s me using it today,” Hillary says, before cutting to footage of her smiling a little too widely for the cameras, attempting to swipe her card! She swipes it over and over again, bumping into the turnstile, before giving up and “doing it the old fashioned way” — trying to hop over it altogether! “I’ll take a cab! A cab is the best way to get around!” she says after giving up. We’re crying, this is so funny!
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