After last week’s star-studded and “Stormy” cold open, Saturday Night Live decided to dial back on all the politics and celebrate Mother’s Day…or at least they tried to.
In a precious and sweet cold open, many SNL cast members took some time on screen to pay gratitude to their mothers. One by one, they came out with their real-life moms and vowed. Aidy Bryant’s mom was excited to “rip it up” at the after party while Kenan Thompson’s mom threw shade at how long he has been on the show. Melissa Villasenor’s mom supported her daughter by saying, “If you’re not in a sketch, I don’t watch it.” (The Amy Schumer-hosted episode went on to repeatedly riff on motherhood and multiple women’s issues, with one memorable sketch crossing A Handmaid’s Tale with Sex and the City.)
Things started to take a turn when Mikey Day’s mom came out when they were reminiscing about his role in a past production of The Crucible. That’s when she compared the witch hunt in the play to the witch hunt for Donald Trump. Luke Nell’s mom said, “enough with the Trump jokes!” And then followed that with, “Why doesn’t SNL talk about crooked Hillary?”
Chris Redd’s mom said, “I don’t understand why everyone focuses on Trump when you should be focusing on Jesus.”
Redd responded, “Well, Jesus isn’t President ma.”
To which she fired back, “And that’s the problem.”
Kyle Mooney’s mom said that political stuff gets old and then gushed over Kenan’s sketches instead of her own son’s while Colin Jost’s mom complained about the mean stuff written about Trump. Jost blamed the writing on Michael Che.
The sketch ended with Beck Bennett’s mom demanding the return of “Wayne’s World” and Pete Davidson’s mom taking issue with all his penis jokes. Davidson responded that there will be no penis jokes tonight because “Mother’s Day is all about vaginas!”