Know why Kate McKinnon‘s Elizabeth Warren Town Hall “cold open” on SNL wasn’t funny, apart for the fact that anything having to do with Warren can’t be funny no matter how you slice it? Because it’s not satirical as much as gently instructive.

The point of the sketch isn’t to make fun of Warren’s Medicare-For-All plan, but to sell it to the God-knows-how-many-millions who’ve never paid the slightest attention to anything Warren has ever said.

The bit more or less succeeds in that regard. People are scared of Medicare-For-All because they don’t like anything that smacks of new or exotic or complex. That’s it — that’s the whole thing.