The genius of this throwback sketch is in its conciseness.
Saturday Night Live has mostly chosen to treat Donald Trump counselor and soulless alternative-fact peddler Kellyanne Conway rather charitably during the Trump era of the show, often portraying her as a reluctant participant as opposed to an active player in the destruction of our democracy. That treatment changed ever so slightly this past Saturday night, though, as SNL delivered a solid jab at Conway in a brief but memorable sketch titled “Where in the World Is Kellyanne Conway?”
If you’re still able to stomach watching cable news, you may have noticed there’s been significantly less Conway on your television set recently. SNL decided to investigate the situation by spoofing the popular ’90s game show “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?”
The beauty of this sketch lies in its brevity. There is a rich setup to what amounts to a single punchline. The skit goes to great lengths to imitate the old Carmen Sandiego show, complete with logos and a theme-song remix. All of this leads to two kid contestants coming out to “find” Conway, but instead of a Jeopardy!-esque follow through, we’re left with one of the kids saying, “Well, we don’t want to find her.”
“Seven weeks in a row and nobody wants to find that woman,” Mikey Day adds after the kid, wrapping up the bit in less than two minutes. More of this, SNL.