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Entertainment SNL: Jon Hamm’s Bill Taylor Brings ‘Pizzazz’ to Impeachment Hearings

21:10  17 november  2019
21:10  17 november  2019 Source:   thedailybeast.com

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And they found the perfect leading man in Jon Hamm , who took on the role of Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor . By the time Pete Davidson showed up as Michael Avenatti and Hamm ’ s Taylor started making out with “telenovela star” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the sketch had fully gone off the rails.

The cold open brought out what felt like the entire “ SNL ” cast, with a bonus in the form of Jon Hamm making a surprise appearance as ambassador Bill Taylor . Also Read: ' SNL ': Kate McKinnon' s Elizabeth Warren Explains Her Health Care Plan, Dunks Hard on Beto and Biden (Video).

NBC’s Saturday Night Live took a shot at NBC News in the first moments of its cold open sketch this week when a C-SPAN voiceover noted that “some people” felt the first impeachment hearings were “lacking in pizzazz.”

With that in mind, the show presented a soap opera version of the proceedings called “Day of Our Impeachment.”

And they found the perfect leading man in Jon Hamm, who took on the role of Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor. “I don’t just kiss and tell,” he declared. “I kiss and tell and I take notes.”

The overly dramatic theatrics played out over Maria Yovanovich’s testimony and a new “bombshell revelation” from Taylor. “There was a second phone call!” he told the committee before he was interrupted by a confused Rudy Giuliani and a defiant Mitch McConnell, who prematurely acquitted the president.

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Saturday Night Live kicked off the latest episode with an overly dramatic impeachment hearing to placate media critics who whined the proceedings have been too boring. To jazz things up, former Mad Men star Jon Hamm turned in a cameo as Ambassador Bill Taylor . Modeled after both soap operas

The cold open brought out what felt like the entire “ SNL ” cast, with a bonus in the form of Jon Hamm making a surprise appearance as ambassador Bill Taylor . Also Read: ' SNL ': Kate McKinnon' s Elizabeth Warren Explains Her Health Care Plan

Later, as in all the best soap operas, Kyle Mooney’s Gordon Sondland explained that he only reversed his testimony on the quid pro quo because he had amnesia. By the time Pete Davidson showed up as Michael Avenatti and Hamm’s Taylor started making out with “telenovela star” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the sketch had fully gone off the rails.

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