“Saturday Night Live” has never hesitated from going after its own people.

So anticipation was understandably high for a roasting of Al Franken – one of the show’s original writers and stars who is now a U.S. senator and was just accused of groping and forcibly kissing a woman.

Sure enough, “SNL” didn’t spare the senator, though it dispensed with his scandal in a few lines during the “Weekend Update” segment.

“I know this photo looks bad, but it also is bad,” Colin Jost said, as the screen flashed a photo of a Franken clawing at the covered breasts of a sleeping Leeann Tweeden in 2006 – about a decade after he left “SNL.”

“I know this photo was taken before he ran for public office,” Jost added, “but it was also taken after he was a sophomore in high school.”

Not the hardest-hitting episode in the show’s history, certainly. But “SNL” proved it would spare no friend.

– From news service reports