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Here's Saturday Night Live's funny take on Billie Jean King and the Olympics

Kate McKinnon as Billie Jean King. (Screengrab from Hulu) Kate McKinnon as Billie Jean King. (Screengrab from Hulu)

There was no way President Obama's decision to send Billie Jean King as part of the U.S. Olympic delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi would go under Saturday Night Live's radar. Sure enough, there was Kate McKinnon donning King's trademark glasses and a short wig, amped up to comment during last night's Weekend Update segment.

Here are some of McKinnon's best zingers:

• "I couldn't be more excited, Seth. I'm President's Obama big gay middle finger and this bird's about to get flipped.... I'm gonna drive my Subaru Outback into Red Square doing donuts and blasting Melissa Etheridge."

• "You bet I'm tough. I won 12 Grand Slams wearing glasses. And not sports glasses. They were four and a half pounds and issued by the government."

• "There is no demographic in this world that gives less of a flip than 70-year-old lesbians. All I need to survive is a Kleen Kanteen and a sweater."

• "President Obama, I know you don't want to go to Sochi, but if that mole rat Putin sends me to the Gulag you're going to have to come bail me out. Or better yet, send Navratilova and the cast of Orange Is The New Black, they'll know what to do."

Watch the full clip via Hulu:

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