Saturday Night Live this week turned its cold open to Canadian politics (complete, of course, with truly horrendous Canadian accents) for a send-up of crack-smoking Toronto mayor Mayor Rob Ford, ramping up the ridiculousness in a scandal that’s already become a parody of itself.
In a series of disastrous press conferences, Bobby Moynihan as Ford repeatedly tries and fails to apologize for his behavior. Ford’s trademark expletive-laced rants and and wild gesticulation culminate in a behind-the-podium drug deal (“Whoa! That’s a lot of crack!”). When the Canadian press stops buying it, the discredited mayor manages to find a sympathetic ear in 60 Minutes’ Lara Logan (Kate McKinnon) — who’s more than willing to believe that he’s never done crack, smoked weed or even used alcohol: