'SNL' Featured Fictional Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez With Joke Mocking Millennial Job Market

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was fictionalized on Saturday Night Live for the first time Saturday in a skit mocking the millennial job industry. Played by Melissa Villaseñor, Ocasio-Cortez appeared on a parody of Morning Joe, a talk show hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

The skit introduced Ocasio-Cortez as a part of the Freshman Congress. “No one is making a bigger splash than Democrat from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” Alex Moffat, who played Scarborough, said.

“Thank you Joe, Mika,” said Villaseñor. “Look at me. I’m different!” Ocasio-Cortez is seen by the young Democratic party as an accessible and relatable member of government. She often makes social media news for her Instagram live sessions, where she answers questions about her position and politics, while relaxing in her home. Her most recent showed her eating a microwavable instant mac and cheese cup.

Kate McKinnon, who played Brzezinski, noted Ocasio-Cortez has accomplished an incredible feat by being elected to congress at age 29.

GettyImages-1058489602 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates her victory at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018, in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress. Rick Loomis/Getty Images

“Well, I’m a millennial, so getting any full time job is overcoming incredible odds,” Villaseñor responded. “I’m actually still working for Task Rabbit,” she joked of the on-demand work app.

Moffat as Scarborough chimed in about the hard work Congress has ahead of them, noting he was once a member himself.

“I worked as a bartender in a Mexican restaurant like 11 minutes ago,” Villaseñor as Ocasio-Cortez said. “This job is a frickin breeze. We get Saturday and Sunday off. I can sit down whenever I want. Changing America’s healthcare is gonna be nada.”

The parody then commented on death threats Ocasio-Cortez has received since being instated to Congress. “Listen. I grew up riding the 6 train,” she said. “I’m used to crazy people yelling ‘I’m gonna kill you’ for no reason. That’s not a death threat. That’s just a Tuesday in the Bronx! I was born for this!” Villaseñor said with a laugh.

The parody also commented on Brzezinski and Scarborough’s wedding, which took place on November 24. Saturday Night Live spent time expanding on the co-hosts post-wedding life, which included a more-than-personal exchange about living in sin.

“No more living in sin for this guy,” said Moffat as Scarborough. “Oh, were we living in sin?” responded McKinnon. “Do you want to confess your sins?” The pair faced each other and got closer and closer over the course of the following exchange, filled with mocking sexual tension.

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