NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” can’t let go of the “Bigfoot porn” story that cropped up during the recent 5th district congressional race pitting Leslie Cockburn against Denver Riggleman.
Michael Che, co-anchor of the SNL segment “Weekend Update” last Saturday, stated: “One of the strangest stories to emerge from the midterm elections is that [of] a Virginia Republican, Denver Riggleman, who won his election despite being accused of being a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. This is an actual picture he posted on Instagram.”
The picture, published by media across the country, was of a potential book cover considered by Riggleman depicting a Bigfoot creature with its genitals obscured by a “censored” sign.
Said Che: “Here to clean things up is Congressman-elect Denver Riggleman.”
“Thank you, Michael,” replied SNL cast member Mikey Day, pretending he was Riggleman. “As I’ve said five-hundred times before that picture was a joke between buds and I’m not into that stuff.”
At which point Day said if anybody had read his — Riggleman’s — “Forbidden Forest” trilogy of books they would understand it was all a joke.
With a suspenseful music bed in the background, the overly-excited cast member proceeded during the 4-minute-long segment to read several steamy passages from the trilogy surrounding an emerging love affair between a female wildlife photographer and a Sasquatch.
“Does this sound like I’m being serious?” Day asked to laughter from the audience.
— John McCaslin