Kate McKinnon‘s moved from her spot-on Kellyanne Conway to U.S. Attorney General under fire. She opened last night’s SNL as Jeff Sessions during the show’s cold open.
The scene opened with a white feather floating across the screen as he asks his bus stop mate, played by Leslie Jones.
“Hello. My name’s Jeff. Jeff Sessions. Would you like a chocolate? I’m the attorney general of the whole United States I got to meet the president and everything. He shook my hand like this. [mimes awkward struggle] Being in the government is so fun. Have you ever been in it?“
Pulling out a now-infamous photo of Kellyanne Conway kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office he says,
“You meet so many nice people like this. This is my best good friend Kellyanne. She ain’t got no legs. … We’re about as close as peas and carrots. She’s the best talker you ever heard. They say she could sell stink to the skunk. But they don’t let her talk no more.”
He meets others including Beck Bennett as Vladimir Putin but finally, host Octavia Spencer in character as Minny Jackson from The Help says,
“My name’s Minny. You don’t know me, I’m from a different movie…“
You might guess what happens next.