This week's cold opening of "Saturday Night Live" focused on the controversy surrounding Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is facing allegations of pursuing romantic or sexual relationships with teenage girls while he was in his 30's.
Moore, portrayed by "SNL" cast member Mikey Day, meets with both Vice President Mike Pence, played by Beck Bennett, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, played by Kate McKinnon.
Both appear disturbed by Moore's presence.
“You check a lot of boxes for me, Roy,” McKinnon's Sessions said, doting on all of Moore's prior controversies up until the latest one. “I’m usually the creepiest one in the room, but I look at you and I’m like, oh my god.”
Fake Moore said he was "just kidding," which appeared to provide some momentary relief.
"Uh, no. 'Kidding' is the term I use for dating young ladies," he explained.
“You, sir, are too Alabama,” fake Sessions cried before sending Moore out of the room and resorting a pep talk with his stuffed-possum "pappa".
The real Moore denies the allegation of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old but has not ruled out that he dated other teenage girls when he was in his 30's, claiming Friday in a radio interview he "generally" does not remember dating girls that young.
Moore, a longtime Alabama state judge, defeated Sen. Luther Strange in the GOP primary in September. Strange had been the preferred candidate of Steve Bannon and President Trump. The general election contest, which aims to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Sessions when he was picked to be Trump's attorney general, is scheduled for Dec. 12. The Democrat in the race is Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney.