Tonight saw the triumphant return of Saturday Night Live, and the cold open we’ve all been waiting for delivered a hilariously scathing mockery of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Kate McKinnon plays Attorney General Jeff Sessions – while channeling Tom Hanks’ famous portrayal of Forrest Gump: “I always say life is like a box of chocolates. Sure are a lot of brown ones in there.”
Emphasizing Sessions’ outrageous Southern twang, Mckinnon mocks the former Alabama senator’s notorious racism and Kellyanne Conway’s now-infamous poor posture in the Oval Office before diving into the controversy of the lies that Sessions told under oath about his meetings with Russians.
It’s a shining start to what will definitely be a very interesting episode, given all the tumultuous events of the past week.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.