The moms of ‘SNL’ cast members get political in cold open
“Saturday Night Live” did its best to take a break from Trump-themed cold opens this week, but with the cast members’ mothers in town, things quickly got political.
“Normally we open the show with a political sketch which can sometimes be divisive,” Aidy Bryant said as she introduced her mom, Georganna. “But since tomorrow is Mother’s Day, we’re going to focus on the one thing we can all celebrate together: moms.”
Kenan Thompson’s mom, Ann, joked about his record-breaking tenure on the sketch show before becoming the first to slip in a political reference.
“Kenan, I can’t imagine this show without you. Like, I actually can’t remember when you weren’t on it,” she joked. “I do (like the show). Except for all the political stuff. We get it!”
Meanwhile, Luke Null’s mom, Cindy did what mothers do best and offered up some advice.
“Enough with the Trump jokes,” she advised. “And why doesn’t ‘SNL’ ever talk about Crooked Hillary?”
Chris Redd’s mom had some advice, too: look to Jesus.
“I don’t understand why everyone’s focused on Trump at all when you should be focused on Jesus,” she said.
“Jesus isn’t the president, mom,” Redd replied, to which she quipped back, “And that’s the problem!”
Head writer Colin Jost didn’t miss an opportunity to throw his Weekend Update co-anchor Michael Che under the bus when his mom, Kerry, appeared.
“I think Alec Baldwin does a great Trump impression. But why does it have to be so mean? Who writes that stuff?” she asked.
“Yeah, I don’t know, I guess it’s mostly Michael Che,” Jost replied.
Beck Bennett’s mom Sarah, meanwhile, urged her son to bring back “Wayne’s World,” the famous Mike Myers-Dana Carvey sketch, while Pete Davidson’s mom Amy implored “SNL”s resident young person to cool it with the penis jokes.