Kamala Harris Gives Shout-Out to Maya Rudolph for ‘SNL’ Impression: ‘That Girl Was Me’ (Video)

California Democrat seems tickled to be sent up on “Saturday Night Live” season opener

Last Updated: September 29, 2019 @ 10:42 AM

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris seemed to be tickled by Maya Rudolph’s impression of her on Saturday’s season opener of “SNL.”

That girl being played by @MayaRudolph on @nbcsnl? That girl was me,” the senator from California tweeted Sunday morning.

Rudolph appeared in a sketch that imagined a CNN town hall where Democratic candidates discussed the prospect of President Trump’s impeachment. She repeatedly trotted out variations on the catchphrase that Harris used to needle former Vice President Joe Biden during a debate in June.

“That girl you just introduced? That girl was me,” Rudolph’s Harris told a moderator played by “SNL” cast member Cecily Strong.

“I’m not just that little girl. I’m also America’s cool aunt,” she continued. “A fun aunt — I’d call that a funt, the kind of funt who would give you weed and then arrest you for having weed.”

Rudolph, who was on the cast of “SNL” from 2000 to 2007, returned for Saturday’s season opener and appeared opposite special guests like Larry David as Bernie Sanders and guest host Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden.

Harris’ rival candidate, Andrew Yang, also acknowledged his appearance in the sketch, crediting new “Saturday Night Live” cast member Bowen Yang for his impression.

“Haha great to see @bowenyang as me on @nbcsnl!” Yang tweeted. He later followed that with another tweet offering advice to the long-running comedy show: “Tip to the @nbcsnl writers – you should work on some new lines for @bowenyang because I’ll be here all through 2020.”

The sketch also featured Chris Rudd as Cory Booker, Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren, Alex Moffat as Beto O’Rourke and Colin Jost as Pete Buttigieg.

You can watch the full sketch above.

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