On Saturday, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” ran a completely unfunny skit with cast member Cecily Strong dressed as a clown named “Goober” boasting that she had had an abortion before her 23rd birthday, declaring, “It’s gonna happen so it oughta be safe, legal and accessible.”
SNL cast member Colin Jost “interviewed” Strong, beginning with this preamble: “The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in Women’s Whole Health v. Texas about the controversial Texas law that essentially bans all abortions after just six weeks. Here to cheer us up — well, this can’t be right — Goober the clown, who had an abortion when she was 23.”
trong: Hey, hey! I’m Goober the clown.
Jost: So, Goober, you had an abortion when you were 23?
Strong: Whoa. Slow down. I’m a clown. Let’s clown around. Hey, smell this flower.
Jost: You’re not gonna squirt me, are ya?
Strong: Oh, I would never.
Jost, bending toward her, “Okay.”
Strong, squirting him, “Oh, gotcha. Gotcha. I had an abortion the day before my 23rd birthday!”