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On SNL, Paul Rudd Plays Pete Buttigieg as a 'Boring Gay Man'

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Saturday Night Live featured its first take on gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg during this weekend's season finale.

Host Paul Rudd played Buttigieg during the segment, which spoofed The View ("the most high-stakes brunch on television.") The hosts mostly fawned over the Indiana mayor, with Whoopi Goldberg (Leslie Jones) infantilizing him and Joy Behar (played by out player Kate McKinnon) asking the young candidate to fix her phone.

The Behar character then pointed out Buttigieg is gay. 

"I wouldn't be running for president if I didn't believe America was ready to accept not only a gay man, but a boring gay man," he said.

The female hosts then demanded Buttigieg's popular husband, Chasten (Beck Bennett), appear on the panel (Chasten Buttigieg was the second LGBTQ character that Bennett played during the episode, with him portraying a gay Mike Pence in the cold open). Aidy Bryant, playing Meghan McCain, demanded Chasten be her friend "or I'll die."

Then, rather bizarrely, the women all professed their love for former Vice President/current presidential candidate Joe Biden. Watch the lukewarm sketch below.

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