11 May 2013 8:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Saturday Night Live tried to make C-span more exciting in this week's cold open. The show parodied the U.S. Senate hearings on Benghazi, with Republican Sen. Darrell Issa (Bill Hader) calling upon recently convicted murderer Jodi Arias (Nasim Pedrad) to testify. Photos: From Live TV to the Big Screen: 12 'SNL' Sketches Made Into Movies Democratic Sen. Elijah Cummings (Kenan Thompson) cried foul, saying his colleague was bringing Arias onstage in order to increase ratings -- and draw more attention to what he described as a Republican witch hunt. Pedrad played Arias as creepy and ignorant, with her asking

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