The Ingraham Angle at the close of Monday’s show played a clip of McKinnon’s most recent take on Ingraham from this past weekend, where she railed against “$19” gas prices and the green M&M being declared “a whore.”
The end of the SNL clip then segued into Ingraham mimicking McKinnon’s mimicry, droning voice, body language and all. (Watch video below.)
Speaking as McKinnon-as-Ingraham, the Fox News vet said, “The reason I like Kate McKinnon, I have so much respect for her as a talent, [is] she’s so even-handed in her political commentary. But seriously, think of all the low-hanging fruit provided by Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, little Petey B[uttigieg] and The Squad on a near-daily basis…. I think this is kinda comedy gold, don’t you?”
Laura Ingraham impersonates Kate McKinnon impersonating Laura Ingraham. pic.twitter.com/brct0BWI8v
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) January 25, 2022
Then turning back to her normal self, Ingaham told viewers (with some sarcasm), “I like Kate McKinnon doing me, because she’s kind of fun, she’s very even-handed in her political humor. People say she doesn’t make fun of the other side, [but] I’m sure she does– Wait, they’re telling me she doesn’t?”
Presumably in the interest of both-sides fairness, Ingraham then offered to swing by SNL (where she said she has on occasion hung out backstage) and deliver her impression of Nancy Pelosi, “for free. I’m a member of SAG, but I’ll do it for free, OK?”
Should SNL take Ingraham up on her offer?