"I'm Brooke Baldwin, and you're watching the loose collection of daytime nonsense we call the CNN Newsroom."

So opens this stellar sketch from tonight's Michael Keaton-hosted episode of "SNL," which takes on the inanity of CNN daytime's apparent propensity for trotting out 8-bit Nintendo-quality graphics to reenact horrific real-life events and Muppets to dramatize Iranian nuclear negotiations. Also, Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act gets a delirious performance-art spin.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.