As expected, the cold open of this past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live lampooned the first two days of the public impeachment hearings.
The late night sketch show put a soap opera spin on the proceedings, calling it "Days of Our Impeachment," and featured a string of political impressions from the cast, as well as a special guest appearance by Jon Hamm as Bill Taylor.
You can watch it below:
At one point in the sketch, Pete Davidson appears as notorious Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti to offer up some juicy gossip about Trump's affair with the porn star, only to be told "that storyline was from, like, last season."
A defeated Davidson then pretends to forget who he's playing, referencing a recent Jeopardy! episode where none of the contestants could come up with Avenatti's name. Instead, Davidson refers to himself as "Michael Avocado."
After the sketch aired, Davidson's impression got a response from Avenatti himself, who in turn did his own impression of Trump by mock-raging about it on Twitter.
"Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC," Avenatti tweeted, adding:
"Question is, how does that total loser Pete Davidson save his dieing mediocre career by playing me and get away with these total Democratic hit jobs without retribution? This is the real quid pro quo. Investigate!!!"
Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how does that total loser Pete Davidso… https://t.co/S1mWH0ErNl— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti)1573974009.0
Trump has been very vocal on Twitter about Alec Baldwin's less-than-flattering portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live.
He was roasted back in March of 2018 when he attacked Baldwin and misspelled the word "dying," which Avenatti perfectly satirized in his own tweet.
“dieing” https://t.co/PymcyJoLBB— Ken Klippenstein (@Ken Klippenstein)1519988223.0
The tweet was later deleted and posted with the correct spelling, but the screenshots will live on in infamy.
Avenatti was given props for his sense of humor about the whole thing.
@MichaelAvenatti They need you to host 💯🍑— Tina Conter (@Tina Conter)1574037290.0
@MichaelAvenatti @jasonbaum It’s almost a word for word remake...👍 https://t.co/OevkYZzjqF— Church Worker (@Church Worker)1573974556.0
@davoyager @MichaelAvenatti He's excellent at satire! They should have him guest host.— Carolyn Haynes (@Carolyn Haynes)1573974620.0
@MichaelAvenatti You nailed the Trump impression except he could never spell retribution... SAD!!!— Carolyn Haynes (@Carolyn Haynes)1573974203.0
@MichaelAvenatti LOL. Nicely done. https://t.co/55EgKkzqG3— Shay (@Shay)1573974838.0
@MichaelAvenatti Excellent #Trump tweetpression...— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1573994373.0
Although some worried that not everyone would get the joke.
@MichaelAvenatti People are sadly not going to sense the thick sarcasm in this tweet.— Scott (@Scott)1573974423.0
@MichaelAvenatti You forgot the quotations. I commented before reading the comments. I'm happy to know it's a Trump… https://t.co/18lBZKrssj— Ebony (@Ebony)1573974581.0
@ChrisRrrrr @MichaelAvenatti It only took an hour for the joke to go over 28 people’s heads.— Most that chanted Lock Her Up...are locked up (@Most that chanted Lock Her Up...are locked up)1573977573.0
@MichaelAvenatti don't even have to look at the replies to know a large percentage won't get it😂— SmartJ (@SmartJ)1573977671.0
But Avenatti took it all in stride, even changing his bio to reflect his new "Avocado" nickname.
Well played, sir.