SNL Turns Kellyanne Conway Into Pennywise [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:

“Saturday Night Live” may have found its most uncharitable caricature of someone in President Trump’s orbit this weekend, featuring Kellyanne Conway as the scary clown from Stephen King’s recently revitalized film, “It.” The real butt of the joke, though, is cable news.

In the highly cinematic, prerecorded sketch, CNN’s Anderson Cooper (played by Alex Moffat) stumbles upon Conway (Kate McKinnon) in full Pennywise makeup in a sewer on a stormy night.

While down there, she promises Cooper buzzy and crazy quotes — “Puerto Rico actually was worse before Hurricane Maria, and the hurricane did actually blow some buildings back together,” for example — in exchange for getting booked on his show.

  • Joe in PA

    Good grief, as if she’s not scary enough as it is. 🙁

    • Gustav2

      Good grief, Anderson Cooper still gets notes from producers on paper?

  • LovesIrony

    I don’t think they turned her into Pennywhisle, I think they exposed her as Pennywhistle

  • greenmanTN

    Uncharitable? I think the words they were looking for are “deadly accurate.”

  • Gerry Fisher

    How many times have we screamed in these comments, “Why do they keep putting her on TV?!!”

    • Joe in PA

      $$ Sigh.

      • kaydenpat

        Not from me. If I see her, I turn the channel.

    • TrueWords

      Have you ever seen that cartoon with the Sheep Dog and Wolf…

      It is a pretty deep cartoon because it truly sums up how the media and Trump and acting towards one another…

      Everyone’s just playing a role and punching the clock…

      • 2patricius2

        That’s about it.

  • Michael R

    Can we put Kellyanne and the rest of them in the sewer … today ?

    • Dazzer

      What do you mean ‘put’?

      • greenmanTN

        Put/Flush Tomato/Tomahto

        🎼Let’s call the whole Trump thing off…🎼

    • liondon#iamnotatraitor

      We already know they float.

    • vorpal 😼

      Do we have any evidence that she was actually born as a human, or did she just manifest out of the concentrated intersection of spite and stupid?

    • Uncle Mark

      I’ve been looking forward to flushing the whole miserable lot down the toilet. Just make sure that there’s an industrial strength plunger nearby

    • Librarykid

      Well, when you drain/clean/whatever a swamp the stuff has to go somewhere.

  • kaydenpat

    She’s scarier than Pennywise. She’s real.

  • TrueWords
    • Rocco


  • JT

    The Kellyanne monster/clown bit should have concentrated on her.

  • Tawreos

    It is hard to find these segments funny any more since they seem to be coming closer and closer tot he truth.

    • Ken M

      IT Part 2 is coming out in 2019. I guess by then we’ll see how much really comes true.

  • Bluto
  • Danieruw
    • Todd20036

      And while most people don’t call themselves republicans anymore, the sad fact is the ONLY Americans Trump listens to, are the Nazi ones.

    • OdieDenCO

      46% of republicans are cowards that start fights but never finish them, leaving the mess for others to clean up.

    • Ninja0980

      I hate stupid people, I really do.

      • Snarkaholic

        They should have to wear a sign. It would save the rest of us a lot of time.

        • BearEyes

          thank you, Jeff Foxworthy.

          • Snarkaholic


          • Lori

            The sign thing is Bill Engvall.

            I kind of hate that I know that.

          • BearEyes

            NP – though I wouldn’t mind knowing Bill Engvall.

    • SoCalGal20

      I’m impressed it’s less than 50% tbh.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They should be the first ones to send to NK and see what a nuke can do including seeing all the dead and wounded. If that doesn’t shock them but makes them feel smug and victorious, they should be left there.

    • Galvestonian

      Well, not exactly everyone … there’s a one stoplight town in the middle of North Dakota that isn’t near anything that just might survive … I think the population is somewhere in the low hundreds but that’s counting the surrounding ranches, too. It’s that place where everyone says that you can’t get there from here.

  • Reality.Bites

    When reached for comment, Pennywise announced plans to sue for defamation.

  • Todd20036

    You know, she looks healthier with the clown makeup

    • Reality.Bites

      Odd – Trump sure doesn’t

    • Librarykid

      The clown white makeup de-emphasizes the dark hollows in her face.

  • PickyPecker

    I really enjoy Kate McKinnon.
    She seems to be able to morph into various roles so easily.
    Good morning, JMG!

  • bambinoitaliano
    • JCF

      I can feel my arteries harden just looking at it! (Not that I’m complaining)

    • greenmanTN

      That second looks especially delish.

      I made split pea soup yesterday with hog jowl bacon in it. How Tennessee is that?

  • TexasBoy

    I wish SNL would do a skit with Trump. “You ARE the Weakest Link. Goodbye!”

  • Ziad Baaklini

    Both Colbert and SNL made a pass at Hillary’s failure to visit Wisconsin and Michigan in the last two days. Have Americans moved from denial to anger towards Hillary?

    Funny clip though haha

    • Dazzer

      Hillary is in the UK at the moment. Why does she need to be in Wisconsin or Michigan?

      • Bad Tom

        (Pssst. Watch the clips.)

        • Dazzer

          I watched the clips again and am still none the wiser.

          Oh well, I guess it must be one of those “you have to be there” to understand.

          • greenmanTN

            It is a reference to the criticism that Hillary didn’t visit WI or MI enough, didn’t give them enough attention, and the loss of those two states to Trump (along with Ohio) are what sunk her campaign.

          • Helen Damnation™

            Dazzer ain’t no pol junkie, like you and me, I think. We might be converting him, soon enough, the toe is inside the door…

          • greenmanTN

            He’s a Brit, and if I didn’t live here I’d ignore this as much as I could too!

          • Helen Damnation™

            No kidding. I’d rather be reading, writing, about food, and cooking and more eating. I’m sure I need my meds tweaked, but hey. A lot of us are wandering about and wondering what to do next.

      • JCF

        Not now, LAST fall.

        FWIW, I tired of the “Hillary lost because she didn’t go (enough) to Wisconsin or Michigan” meme within about a week of the election. Every campaign involves judgment calls (where is my time best spent?). It’s Just Too Freaking Easy to criticize those judgment calls AFTER an election has been lost. What was different about this campaign, were not Hillary’s faulty judgment calls—it was Drumpf’s COLLUSION WITH A HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER (Russia)!

    • Natty Enquirer

      It was Russian disinformation that told her not to visit those states, I’m sure.

      • No. But the Russian information targeting those states very well could have been playing up that she didn’t. I still don’t see how a Democrat votes Trump for lack of a state visit though.

    • HZ81

      Maybe. She didn’t come to my front door either. I still knew who to vote for last November without an assist from Russia.

      • Librarykid

        Thank you, but we were motivated by intellect and not by hate-fuled anger.

    • Eli Bradley

      You do realize that she was scheduled to make an appearance with Obama in Wisconsin when the Pulse shooting happened, right? Because I’ve been done with this nonsense for a while.

      • This complaint has always confused me a bit. Did Michigan and Wisconsin Hillary supporters really throw up their hands and say, “she didn’t visit, I’m voting for Trump?”

  • yes b’y
    • Galvestonian

      Thank you so much for the cutness … I really needed that break. it’s like the palate cleanser in the middle of a seven course meal.

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        Or the pickled ginger in between sushi…

    • The cheerful wink! <3

    • prixator

      Very good gif! It’s very hard to tell when it starts again. I kept watching and watching until I saw it.

  • Dunkerblinker

    That is insulting to Pennywise

  • Frostbite

    This. Was. Amazing.

  • Acronym Jim

    Kellyanne aside, I thought the makeup devised for the new Pennywise was a brilliant bit of subversiveness. See the similarity (particularly with a cheetah)?

  • M Jackson

    The voice is perfect. One more reason why she won the Emmy.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Well, I can certainly say that the production values are excellent.

  • fuow

    So, OK, I mean, normally they exaggerate the more unpleasant aspects of someone they’re making fun of. This time, they toned her down, way down. But, heh – comedy can be subtle, too.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Wonderful. Now turn it up several notches on satirizing Sarah Sanders, SNL. You can do it!!

  • Jack

    Conway is so much more frightening.

  • Robert K Wright

    Interesting that the only two reporters they mocked for death in the sewer were gay reporters.

    • Mikey

      maybe because they’re also pretty much the only two who openly criticize the government? I don’t know, it doesn’t seem there are very many with the balls.

    • Cerberus

      Makes sense since It was originally conceived as a manifestation of hate including homophobia after the hate crime murder of a young gay man occurred in Maine close to Stephen King’s house.

      • Robert K Wright

        Yeah, it’s a real stretch to think SNL put two gay reporters in the piece because of something that you claim made King write a book 30 + years ago. Not to mention that you seem to have pulled the “inspiration” out of your ass because it seems to have fit a narrative for you. Luckily Stephen King has a website that he explains his work on. 3 Billy Goats Gruff was the inspiration.


        In 1978 my family was living in Boulder, Colorado. One day on our way back from lunch at a pizza emporium, our brand-new AMC Matador dropped its transmission-literally. The damn thing fell out on Pearl Street. True embarrassment is standing in the middle of a busy downtown street, grinning idiotically while people examine your marooned car and the large greasy black thing lying under it. Two days later the dealership called at about five in the afternoon. Everything was jake–I could pick up the car any time. The dealership was three miles away. I thought about calling a cab but decided that the walk would be good for me. The AMC dealership was in an industrial park set off by itself on a patch of otherwise deserted land a mile from the strip of fast-food joints and gas stations that mark the eastern edge of Boulder. A narrow unlit road led to this outpost. By the time I got to the road it was twilight–in the mountains the end of day comes in a hurry–and I was aware of how alone I was. About a quarter of a mile along this road was a wooden bridge, humped and oddly quaint, spanning a stream. I walked across it. I was wearing cowboy boots with rundown heels, and I was very aware of the sound they made on the boards; they sounded like a hollow clock. I thought of the fairy tale called “The Three Billy-Goats Gruff” and wondered what I would do if a troll called out from beneath me, “Who is trip-trapping upon my bridge?” All of a sudden I wanted to write a novel about a real troll under a real bridge. I stopped, thinking of a line by Marianne Moore, something about “real toads in imaginary gardens,” only it came out “real trolls in imaginary gardens.” A good idea is like a yo-yo–it may go to the end of its string, but it doesn’t die there; it only sleeps. Eventually it rolls back up into your palm. I forgot about the bridge and the troll in the business of picking up my car and signing the papers, but it came back to me off and on over the next two years. I decided that the bridge could be some sort of symbol–a point of passing. I started thinking of Bangor, where I had lived, with its strange canal bisecting the city, and decided that the bridge could be the city, if there was something under it. What’s under a city? Tunnels. Sewers. Ah! What a good place for a troll! Trolls should live in sewers! A year passed. The yo-yo stayed down at the end of its string, sleeping, and then it came back up. I started to remember Stratford, Connecticut, where I had lived for a time as a kid. In Stratford there was a library where the adult section and the children’s section was connected by a short corridor. I decided that the corridor was also a bridge, one across which every goat of a child must risk trip-trapping to become an adult. About six months later I thought of how such a story might be cast; how it might be possible to create a ricochet effect, interweaving the stories of children and the adults they become. Sometime in the summer of 1981 I realized that I had to write about the troll under the bridge or leave him–IT–forever.

      • Robert K Wright

        Yes, there was a murder in the area, but King has repeatedly stated that the book was inspired from Three Billy Goats Gruff. That’s the reason he gave on his own website.

  • boobert

    The moral of the story is “Don’t give that hag a booking on your show !”

  • pablo

    “Where’d you think I’d be? Wisconsin or Michigan?” LOL

  • It was a brilliant skit. All the more so for the almost hidden message that cable news has willingly let itself be enticed by the Trumper liars, constantly putting them on the air over and over even as nothing they say is remotely true.

    Also, Kate McKinnon is incredible and so earned that Emmy.

  • Blobby

    good premise. so-so execution.

  • Galvestonian

    Brilliant !!!

  • Gene Perry

    Very clever skit!