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In This It Parody, Anderson Cooper's Greatest Fear is a Bad Guest

Image: NBC
Image: NBC

Anderson Cooper’s, newscasting’s most likeable talking head, is largely unflappable. In a new digital short, Saturday Night Live taps into Stephen King’s horror to see what really scares Cooper. We all float down here, Coopy.

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Playing on the public image of Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to the President and a Trump-defending pundit extraordinare, as an attention-hounding amoral deceiver, SNL crafts Kellywise, the darkest articulation of everything a reporter like Anderson Cooper fears.

Like a lot of SNL’s Digital Shorts, this is pretty solid, with a whole calvacade of things Cooper might be afraid of to back up the sewer-dwelling pundit of terror. You can watch it below.

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juliemuncy
Julie Muncy

The funniest thing about this sketch is that Kellyanne Conway as a trans-dimensional horror clown might be more sympathetic than the truth.

Actually, that’s not funny. It’s just sad.