It was The View‘s Joy Behar versus Meghan McCain on Saturday Night Live, as the show gave its own interpretation of a recent real-life spat between the two co-hosts.
The tiff between the two occurred on Monday as the hosts were speaking about the recent resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and President Donald Trump’s policies surrounding immigration and sanctuary cities.
When Behar argued that one way to prevent Central American migrants from coming north is to provide financial aid, such as a house or food, McCain attempted to interject.
“I listened to you, let me finish,” Behar said to McCain, prompting her to respond, “Part of your job is to listen to me.”
In SNL’s take, Aidy Bryant’s McCain calls herself the “princess of Arizona” before stating there is a crisis at the border.
Kate McKinnon’s Behar responds by claiming McCain is “demonizing entire countries full of nice people,” before she’s interrupted.
The two then proceed in a back and forth with Behar asking to finish and McCain asking her to let her talk, “because it’s actually your job to listen to me.”
Cecily Strong’s Abby Huntsman breaks out the popcorn at this point, while Melissa Villasenor’s Ana Navarro films it on her phone before Leslie Jones’ Whoopi Goldberg breaks it up with a squirt bottle.
The panel then moves on to talk about anti-vaxxers amid the ongoing measles outbreak in the U.S., bringing on former co-host Jenny McCarthy, portrayed by SNL host Emma Stone.
This creates more chaos between Behar and McCain, with the former asking “Can I punch you in the face?” before Goldberg has to break it up once more.
The real McCain found the portrayal “hilarious,” tweeting about it before signing off as “the princess of Arizona.”
Behar also commented on the parody, but only to say she was happy to see “an actual female” playing her — in the past Fred Armisen has portrayed the talk show co-host.
Huntsman and Navarro also enjoyed the sketch, with the latter also praising the presence of a “Latina comedian” on SNL.
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