Saturday Night Live Skewers Rick Perry's Debate Flubs

Posted on November 13, 2011

Saturday Night Live took aim at Rick Perry's latest debate gaffe, with a few pokes at Herman Cain's sexual harassment scandals. Cain (Kenan Thompson) wanted to set the record straight about all those women coming forward alleging he groped or harassed him noting, "For every woman who has come forward there are two who have not." Governor Perry (Bill Hader) tried to reveal the three government agencies he would cut. Unfortunately he couldn't remember the last agency he would cut, saying: "Education, Commerce and ewwwwwwwwwww. If I heard it, I'd know it."

Perry's performance was so painful to watch the other candidates tried to divert attention to other topics. Mitt Romney (Jason Sudeikis) said, "Can we move on? I want to be president, but not like this." Herman Cain looks shocked, while Michele Bachmann (Kristen Wiig) covers Newt Gingrich's (Bobby Moynihan) eyes from the unfolding fiasco. Rick Santorum (Andy Samberg) finally bursts out "Make it stop. Somebody make it stop!" Finally, Herman Cain volunteers to share all the "vivid details" of his encouters with women over the years if the moderator will just move on. "And there are a lot!" he says.

Finally, Mitt comes over to console the Texas governor and "put him out to pasture." And yes, that's a gun in Romney's hands. Take a look:

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