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Saturday Night Live Parodies It With Kellyanne Conway Sketch

Saturday Night Live took a lesson from Pennywise in their latest episode. On their Oct. 14 episode, the sketch show made a pitch perfect It parody sending up White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

The sketch begins with Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) wrapping up a broadcast. As he leaves, one of his producers (Heidi Gardner) mentions that Conway has been making the rounds on other news shows, but Cooper says he isn't that "desperate." He then heads out in a yellow raincoat, echoing Georgie's from the film.

On his way home, he loses the newspaper he is carrying to the wind, and it winds up falling down the gutter, where he finds Kate McKinnon's Kellywise the Dancing Clown. Kellywise promises Cooper crazy quotes if he puts her on TV, but he says no. However, it appears her strategy has worked in the past, as a cop (Kenan Thompson) reveals that she already got Rachel Maddow (Cecily Strong). "You'll float too, Anderson," Maddow tells him.

Conway tries to force him to put her on TV, threatening to show her his greatest fear, before transforming herself into Hillary Clinton (also played by McKinnon) and asking for him to help her out. Although Cooper doesn't believe it at first, he eventually succumbs and gets his arm bitten off by Kellywise. He tries to crawl away before being pulled down– and then wakes up, back at his desk. His happiness is dashed when he realizes that Conway is sitting across from him, showing that her plan worked.

Saturday Night Live isn't the first show to take a lesson from the incredibly successful It, which destroyed box office records with its debut and continues to build upon its title as the highest grossing horror film of all time. The movie took fourth place at the box office this weekend despite being in theaters for six weeks already, and has yet to fall out of the top five.

SNL, meanwhile, has also been enjoying a very successful run recently, with their last season earning a record number of Emmy nominations and the best ratings in more than 20 years. The sketch show will be off the air for the next few weeks before returning on Nov. 4 with Larry David as the host and Miley Cyrus as the musical guest.