‘Congratulations! You shot a balloon
“SNL” landed a major interview in Breaking News related to the suspected Chinese spy balloon hours after it was shot down over the Atlantic on Saturday.
In the show’s cold opening, Chloe Fineman starred as MSNBC host Katy Tur interviewing the floating and outraged spy balloon herself (Bowen Yang).
“Well, I’m sorry you’re in the water, but thanks for talking to us,” Tur said to the balloon.
The balloon says to Tur, “You got me. Congratulations, you shot down a balloon.”
“I entertain you guys for four days, but then I get shot down by Biden! I can’t believe I’m Joe’s Osama,” Ballon added.
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“What did you fly over Montana?” asked Tur.
“I love the ‘Yellowstone’ series. It’s like ‘succession’ but outside,” the balloon replied.
When asked about legitimate espionage concerns, Ballon became even more outraged:
“A balloon from me? Everyone is constantly monitored. never ‘Disconnect Alexa!’ If data is so important to you, why keep bank passwords in the notes app?”
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The skit began with Tur announcing, “Our long national nightmare is over. We have the balloon.”
Tur added: “The discovery of the massive surveillance balloon earlier this week inflamed the already volatile US-China relationship, prompting many on the right to describe the Biden administration’s response as soft, including this tweet from Donald Trump Jr., in which he said, “If my father was president, there would be no balloons.”
The presenter then interviewed strict Pentagon official General William Hamilton (Kenan Thompson), who announced, “We burst the balloon.”
“The balloon was somehow able to pass through our West Coast anti-balloon defense system, the Seattle Space Needle,” Thompson added.
The story goes on
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Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost joked about the spy balloon controversy.
“Earlier today, an American fighter jet shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that was sighted crossing the United States, ending the most complicated gender reveal party in history,” Jost said.
“Chinese officials are condemning the US decision to destroy the surveillance balloon, saying it was a civilian aircraft,” Jost added as an image of a Spirit Airlines plane flashed on screen. “But civil aircraft can also be extremely dangerous.”
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: ‘SNL’: Chinese Spy Balloon Coldly Interviewed in Breaking News