‘SNL’ Cold Open Spoofs ‘The Bachelor’ Finale, Mueller Probe

Kate McKinnon brought back her impression of Robert Mueller.

Tonight’s cold open of Saturday Night Live spoofed The Bachelor, with Kate McKinnon reprising her impression of special counsel Robert Mueller. McKinnon’s Mueller was the bachelor, telling a contestant played by current cast member Cecily Strong that he could not commit to a Trump collusion indictment.

“The reality is that I don’t think I can give you everything that you want right now,” McKinnon said as Mueller.

“Collusion is literally the only thing I’ve been looking forward to for the past year,” Strong said. “I was ready, Bob. I was ready to do the damn thing.”

The drama of The Bachelor provided the perfect set-up for a joke about Mueller’s ongoing investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. On the finale of ABC’s hit series, which aired earlier this week, the bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to one contestant, before breaking it off with her and proposing instead to the runner-up. 

Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who said this week that she’s free to talk about her alleged affair with Trump because he never signed their settlement agreement, also came up during the cold open.

McKinnon’s other performances as Mueller can be viewed here.