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SNL's Newt Gingrich Moon Colony Cold Open (VIDEO)

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"Saturday Night Live" opened its Channing Tatum-helmed episode with a Sci-Fi sketch parodying Newt Gingrich's claims that if elected president he will build a permanent moon base.

With Bobby Moynihan returning as Gingrich and Kristen Wiig as Calista, we were treated to a GOP vision of the future, in which second-term socialist president Obama has run America into the ground, and Gingrich has installed himself as moon president. Along for the ride are his trusted robot advisor, the Reagatron 3000 (Bill Hader), and Herman Cain (Kenan Thompson).

But trouble looms as Iran and North Korea launch nuclear weapons, and it's up to Newt and Calista to figure out a way to repopulate the human race.