“Saturday Night Live” mocked a viral video of a dance created by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegOvernight Energy: Sanders scores highest on green group's voter guide | Trump's latest wins for farmers may not undo trade damage | Amazon employees defy company to speak on climate change Sanders surges to first in New Hampshire: poll Majority sees no ties between business experience and political success MORE’s (D) presidential campaign during its “Weekend Update” segment.

During the segment, Colin Jost begins to tell the audience, “Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has released a viral dance video set to Panic At The Disco's ‘High Hopes.’”

Jost then cuts to a clip of the campaign doing the dance number to the track as some of his supporters wave signs decorated with mayor’s name and one person holds up giant cutout of his face. 


“It's all part of Mayor Pete's strategy to get a negative percentage of the black vote,” Jost says.

The topic of the mayor’s support among black voters also came up later in the show during a skit about last week’s Democratic presidential debate. 

During the sketch, Melissa Villaseñor, portraying Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowCitizens United put out a welcome mat for Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman Giuliani says he was 'misled' by Parnas Parnas attorney asks William Barr to recuse himself from investigation MORE, asks Buttigieg, portrayed by Jost, about his polling among black voters. 

“You’re polling at zero with black voters, any idea why?” Villaseñor as Maddow asks. Buttigieg’s character then responds while gesturing to his face, “Um. Maybe just cause of like this?" 

At the end of the debate skit, when Buttigieg’s character is asked for his closing statement, he responds, “America, I know I can do this because my supporters are a diverse coalition from young to old, gay to straight, white to egg shell. Thank you.”

While polling in recent weeks has shown Buttigieg leading the Democratic primary field in states like Iowa and New Hampshire, a number of polls have consistently shown the mayor struggling to gain momentum among black voters. Some polls have even placed his support from the voting bloc at zero percent.