Judge Jeanine Pirro, played by Cecily Strong, gave her “parting thoughts” during the season finale of “Saturday Night Live.”
The real Judge Pirro hosts Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” In March 2020, her show moved to a remote broadcast and the first at-home show raised eyebrows after Pirro seemed to be stumbling over her words during the program. Fox News explained that technical difficulties “impacted the quality” of the cable news show, but social media users speculated that the delays might have come from alcohol consumption.
Strong, dressed as Pirro, swiveled onto the Weekend Update “SNL” set with a bulbous glass of red wine, making sure to splash a little on Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost to accent her slurred speech.
“I’m still here. My show on Fox is on every Saturday at nine,” she said. “But I did take some time off recently, I went down to the most luxurious place on Earth: Mar-a-Lago.”