Yes, the last season of Saturday Night Live was all about Alec Baldwin and his Trump impression. But for more discriminating viewers, the real “cream of the crop” was Kate McKinnon doing Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway and other great impressions. Now we can add to that list her impression of Attorney General Jeffery Sessions. McKinnon simply nailed this one. Her “interpretation” was Sessions as Forrest Gump.
The scene is the famous “bus stop” scenes that permeate the movie throughout. Her first “guest” on the bench is a black woman who abruptly leaves when Sessions notes that “life is like a box of chocolates” and “sure are a lot of brown ones in there.”
Next up, a man who questions “Forrest Sessions” about lying to the Senate Committee. Their meeting concludes with Foreest saying “I told them I never talked to any Russians ever, and that’s all I have to say about that.’
Next up, a kindly old woman — Sessions tells her “I talked with the Russians.” But after insisting it was just him, he goes on to say it was just him, Michael Flynn, J.D. Gordon, Jared Kushner and Carter Page — and Paul Manafort.
Then guess who shows up? Vladamir Putin … and this meeting never happened.
Last, the host of this week’s show, Octavia Spencer appears on the bench and brings up Session’s racism and the letter written by Coretta Scott King 40 years ago — a letter that a lot of people in Alabama remember according to her. She presents Forrest Sessions with a pie. He asks if it is “what he thinks it is?” She confirms it is … after a bite, Sessions calls out the traditional “Live from New York …” line …
Check out the hilarious opening with plenty more great gags below;
Kate McKinnon is just brilliant and this week’s show only showed that further.
Featured image via screen capture from youtube.com.