Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway went full Fatal Attraction on Beck Bennett’s Jake Tapper in a biting Saturday Night Live sketch that mocked the White House adviser’s credibility issues and need for the spotlight.
SNL previously gave Conway the Chicago treatment in a recent episode to encapsulate her insatiable hunger for fame, but the show traversed a darker cinematic terrain after CNN deprived Conway of airtime following the Bowling Green Massacre incident.
In the sketch – inspired by the 1987 thriller about a thwarted lover who terrorizes a family man after a brief affair – a nightgown-wearing Conway surprised Tapper in his apartment after the anchor rejected her media availability.
After first attempting to seduce her way back onto the news – “I wanna get mic’d. I wanna feel that hot, black mic pressed against my skin” – she instead issued threats while waving a knife at the CNN anchor.
“Fine, I’ll do something else. I’ll do something really crazy,” Conway warned. “What if I do a free commercial for Ivanka’s shoes live on air?”
As Conway became more violent, Tapper acquiesced, first offering her a spot on Fareed Zakaria’s show – “Fareed Zakaria? I have an office in the fucking White House,” Kellyanne shouted – before ultimately relenting and allowing the advisor back on his show.
A satisfied Conway bragged, “I’m Kellyanne Conway and I always get my Kellyanne Con-way” before accidentally plunging out of Tapper’s window. She survived, using up one of her lives in the process.