There were the usual digs about Sanders (he’s old!), Buttigieg (he’s creepy!), and Biden (he’s old and creepy!), and a week-old Super Bowl halftime show reference. The cold open didn’t pretend to have anything new or incisive to say about the Iowa Caucus, but it did have Colin Jost’s Buttigieg begging the audience to “get white Obama trending and not ironically.” And Twitter did indeed have #whiteObama trending by the end of the night, so perhaps the real political satire was the hashtag we made along the way.
#WhiteObama is still #1 at this writing.