‘SNL’: Matthew Broderick plays Mike Pompeo in impeachment opener

The second episode of “Saturday Night Live” opened with another impeachment related sketch, this time taking place in the office of Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence (played by Beck Bennett) gathered Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) and Attorney General William Barr (Aidy Bryant) for a crisis meeting to decide how they’re going to deal with the ongoing impeachment proceedings against the President.

Later in the sketch, Matthew Broderick joined the party as Mike Pompeo, quipping that he is desperate to find an alternative country to live in in case the impeachment proceedings force him out of the U.S.

“Impeachment happens pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around, you might miss it,” said Broderick’s Pompeo, referencing the iconic line from Broderick’s career-making role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

McKinnon’s Giuliani (and Bryant’s Barr expressed surprise that Pompeo could make it given that he has been subpoenaed as a part of the inquiry. However, much like the evasive Ferris Bueller, Pompeo managed to give the inquiry the slip by replacing himself with a creepy mechanized version of himself.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., holds a meeting with CIA Director nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., in his Capitol office on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

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Mike Pompeo (L) is sworn in as CIA Director by Vice President Mike Pence (R) as wife Susan Pompeo (2nd L) looks on at Eisenhower Executive Office Building January 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Pompeo was confirmed for the position by the Senate this evening.

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UNITED STATES - JUNE 28: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., right, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, June 28, 2016, to announce the Committee's report on the 2012 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., also appears. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Representative Mike Pompeo, a Republican from Kansas and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director nominee for President-elect Donald Trump, swears in to a Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Pompeo is seeking to reassure senators that he can shift from an outspoken policymaker to an objective spy chief if confirmed.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., holds a meeting with CIA Director nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., in his Capitol office on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

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Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) arrives to testify before a Senate Intelligence hearing on his nomination of to be become director of the CIA at Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2017.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) finishes swearing in Mike Pompeo, flanked by his wife Susan Pompeo, to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the vice president's ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 23, 2017.

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Mike Pompeo gets a hug from supporter Jennifer O'Connor after arriving at the Sedgwick County Republican headquarters at Market Centre in Wichita, Kansas, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

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Adam Schiff (D-CA) left, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) center, and moderator Chuck Todd, right, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for the director of the CIA, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) attends his confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mr. Pompeo is a former Army officer who graduated first in his class from West Point.

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Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) listens as Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) speaks during his confirmation hearing to be the director of the CIA before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mr. Pompeo is a former Army officer who graduated first in his class from West Point.

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Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., speaks during the news conference before a group of House Republican freshmen walked to the Senate to deliver a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. The letter called on the Senate to pass a long term continuing resolution with spending cuts.

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US Congressman Mike Pompeo (C), R-Kansas, sits in the dark after a power failure with US Senator Pat Roberts (L), a former Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and former US Senator Bob Dole (R), R-Kansas, as he prepares to testify before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 12, 2017, on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Trump administration.

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Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., center, nominee for director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is introduced by former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., right, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., during Pompeo's Senate Select Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing in Dirksen Building, January 12, 2017. The hearing was moved from Hart Building due to a peer outage.

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Incoming Trump administration cabinet secretary nominees including Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson (L-R), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director nominee Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary nominee James Mattis arrive for meetings at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 13, 2017.

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Mike Pompeo (2nd L), flanked by his wife Susan Pompeo (2nd R) and their son Nick Pompeo (R), signs his affidavit of appointment after being sworn in as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) in Pence's ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 23, 2017.

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The members of Trump’s inner circle brainstormed some ideas as to how to get out of the current impeachment predicament.

“We need to close ranks, like the Mafia,” suggested said McKinnon’s Giuliani.

“Except the Mafia was like smart, they didn’t go on Fox News and tell people the crimes before they did them,” replied Broderick’s Pompeo.

The assembled company decided that the one thing they needed to do was at least “get their stories straight.”

“Even if they’re not straight now, they could still be converted to straight right,” said Bennett’s Pence, referring to allegations leveled at the Vice President of being in favor of “conversion therapy.”

Also making a brief appearance in the sketch was Ben Carson (Kenan Thompson), who seemed to have forgotten what his role is in the current administration.

“I’ve been sitting in my empty office for three years, does anybody know what my job is supposed to be,” asked Thompson’s Carson.

The assembled company replied with shrugs and indifference.

At one point, Giuliani left the VP’s office to go and appear on Fox news, before returning in Joker make up saying that he had killed Sean Hannity. The “Joker” film, which has drawn controversy for its violent scenes, hit theaters yesterday.

Trump’s senior policy advisor Stephen Miller came in near the very end of the sketch to offer Pence some advice. Only he appeared in the form of a snake popping his head out of a basket, hissing to Pence about what his solution to the impeachment debacle might be.

Later in the show, weekend update with Colin Jost and Michael Che continued the impeachment discussion. Che likened Trump and his actions to the character of Lennie in “Of Mice and Men,” while Jost read a joke that the media might soon start referring to the President as “former President Trump,” in response to Trump saying this week that he would now be referring to the media as “the corrupt media.”

Jost also cracked a joke about Senator Bernie Sanders and the recent revelation that he suffered a heart attack while on the campaign trail in Las Vegas. McKinnon reprised the role of Sanders’ rival for the Democratic nomination, Senator Elizabeth Warren, to address the fake sex scandal which emerged this week.

Recent Emmy winner and “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was the host of this week’s show, and Taylor Swift was the musical guest.

Watch the Oct. 5 “SNL” cold open at the top of the page.

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