For years, someone’s been climbing down your chimney, leaving things at your house and then disappearing without a trace in the middle of the night. Who is he? Why is he breaking in? What’s the meaning of this? Don’t worry, Sarah Koenig is on the case — kind of.
The final episode of Koenig’s Serial, a riveting weekly podcast investigating a 1999 Baltimore murder, only aired last week, but you’re already going through withdrawal, we know. So, of course, Saturday Night Live decided to come to the rescue (at least temporarily) by putting out its own Serial parody investigation, this time into the man in red.
Cecily Strong‘s Koenig impression is so accurate, you might be fooled into thinking it was Sarah herself digging into the underbelly of Kris (a “1000-year-old toy-maker” who sounds exactly like Adnan Syed) and his band of merry elves (including “Jingle,” the prosecution’s star witness and an elf that used to drive around with ‘Kris’ and smoke weed).
After listening to the first podcast of Serial, you scrambled to grab your phone so you could Google Adnan Syed. Once you watch this parody, you won’t be able to resist the urge to look up facts on Kris Kringle. Trust us.