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“Saturday Night Live” has a thing for San Francisco.
Over the past year, the iconic late night sketch comedy show has cracked jokes related to the Bay Area in nearly every episode. From parodying Senator Kamala Harris’s presidential run on cold opens, to mocking Bay Area food upstarts like Impossible Burger.
Maya Rudolph playing Kamala Harris was a Season 45 highlight, but other California politicians like Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi were also common targets in sketches, including one segment about Feinstein’s controversial video lecturing children on the Green New Deal.
Silicon Valley’s also a common target for the show. Jokes on the mock game show “Millennial Millions” address the difficulty of finding comprehensive benefits as a young contract worker at a scrappy little tech company named Google. Apple’s also been a target, with Weekend Update lampooning Apple’s attempts to break into the TV and credit card businesses.
But perhaps the most San Francisco skit of the year happened on the Thanksgiving episode, during which a typical liberal San Francisco family debated politics. The stereotypes were spot on, but the image they showed for the family’s San Francisco home looked more like Any Suburb, USA than a typical San Francisco home.
Click through the above slideshow to see all the sketches.
Dan Gentile is a digital editor at SFGATE. Email: Dan.Gentile@sfgate.com | Twitter: @Dannosphere