“’s” cold open went after stars and for hailing Russian President after he sent his military to invade Ukraine and bomb civilians.
The pair, a bit too-late embarrassed by their gushing praise of Putin, starred in what was presented as the “Ukrainian Invasion Celebration Spectacular” — live from Mar-a-Lago.
“We got into a little bit of trouble for all the nice things we said about Russia and the mean things we said about Ukraine,” admitted Carlson (played by).
“We did sound pretty awful in hindsight — and foresight,” said Ingraham (). “I called the president of Ukraine pathetic. He stayed and fought with his people in the war, and I called him pathetic from the news desk in Washington.”
Carlson recounted: “I kept asking, why do we hate Putin? Aren’t liberals in America even worse? … I kept saying we should be more worried about our own border getting invaded by Mexico. But in my defense, I am racist, so I thought that was true.”
Ingraham noted that Putin “has just criminalized free speech and shut down all independent news organizations.” Carlson asked: “Can we please do that to?”
To make amends for their idiotic thoughtlessness, “Ingraham” announced that she and her co-worker were raising money for the real victims of the invasion — the oligarchs.
“So far we’ve raised over $8.3 billion rubles, which comes out to almost $12,” noted “Carlson.”
Not to be outdone,popped up as to man the phone lines for donations and ramble on about Rihanna, who he said can still “pull it off” pregnant.
He also sang “My Funny Valentine” — to his funny valentine, Vladimir.
turned up as , and ( ) and ( ) sang a creepy duet about Russia and Ukraine getting together.
Last week “” opened the program with a , featuring the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York performing “Prayer for Ukraine,” a patriotic Ukrainian hymn and anthem.
Check out the latest cold open in the clip up top.