/Saturday Night Live: Welcome to hell, Alan Dershowitz (and welcome back, Jon Lovitz)
Saturday Night Live: Welcome to hell, Alan Dershowitz (and welcome back, Jon Lovitz)

Saturday Night Live: Welcome to hell, Alan Dershowitz (and welcome back, Jon Lovitz)


“Saturday Night Live” returned for its first new episode of 2020 this weekend. The show started out in the well of the Senate for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and then promptly went to hell — literally.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) and Sen. Susan Collins (Cecily Strong) were in the midst of welcoming Trump defense team member Alan Dershowitz (and being warned not to name drop former clients like Jeffrey Epstein, O.J. Simpson and “accused wife murderer Claus von Bülow”) when he was summoned to hell and fangirled over by the devil (and the self-professed inventor of podcasts and the Disney Fastpass), played by Kate McKinnon.
Dershowitz was played by 1980s cast member Jon Lovitz, who actually played the devil back in those days.
“Don’t worry, you’re not dying,” she assured him. “I’m gonna send you back upstairs in a minute. I just wanted to meet you. I”m a huge fan. You’re the GOAT. And I should know — that’s what my legs are made of.”
She continued, “I gotta ask: is there anyone you wouldn’t represent?”
He responded, “As long as a client is famous enough to get me on TV, it’s all good.”
The devil could relate, saying: “I used to let nobodies into hell but now it’s all influencers. Fastpass straight to hell.”
The Fastpass, she added, was tested out in hell before it was adopted at Disney World. “Frankly, a lot of stuff in Orlando started out here.”
But she quickly turned to the line of guests waiting to reunite with him, starting with  Epstein (host Adam Driver).
“Great to see ya! Whatcha been doing?” Dershowitz asked him.
“Just hangin’,” he punned, to groans.
Other famous names in hell: the writer of “Baby Shark,” Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads (“I made a deal with the devil so I could be on TV forever”) and … Mr. Peanut? (“I took out a lot of first-graders with peanut allergies and I never wore pants,” he explained.”)
But soon, McConnell turned up in hell (“to use it as a sauna”) and noted he had gotten great advice from friends down there about how to run the Senate.
“Hey, did you do that thing with Merrick Garland that I pitched you?” the devil inquired.
“Oh, it worked great! I mean to say thank you,” McConnell said.
“Oh please,” she demurred. “A smile on Mitch McConnell’s face is thanks enough.”
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