“SNL” lightened up on its usually politically-charged cold open in honor of Mother’s Day, instead bringing on the cast’s moms, who poked fun at those kind of sketches.
The moms provided most of the jokes. Although they picked on their kids a bit — as mothers are so rightly allowed — most of them joked that they wished the show would ease up on the political stuff and, in particular, on mocking President Trump.
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“Mom, without your support, I would never have made it to ‘SNL’,” Kenan Thompson told his mom, Anne.
“I can’t imagine this show without you,” she responded. “I can’t remember when you weren’t on it.”
“But you like the show?” Thompson asked again.
“I do except the political stuff. We get it!” Anne said, as Thompson quickly led her off the stage.
The trend of Trump-supporting moms complaining about “SNL” continued with Mikey Day introducing his mom, Sylvia.
“Did you ever think I would be on ‘SNL’ one day?” he asked.
“No,” she answered.
“Awesome,” he said. “Remember, I was in that production of ‘The Crucible’ in high school?” Day continued.
“Oh yeah, ‘The Crucible.’ It’s a lot like that witch hunt against President Trump,” she said, as Day quickly led her off camera.
Newer cast member Luke Null brought out his mom Cindy, who he said always gives him the best advice.
“Enough with the Trump jokes,” Cindy said. “And why doesn’t ‘SNL’ ever talk about crooked Hillary?”
“Mom, I’m so new here, please don’t do this,” he pleaded.
When Colin Jost, who is headwriter along with Michael Che, came out with his mom Carrie, he used the opportunity to get some affirmation on the show’s political sketches.
“You like the politics on the show, right?” Jost asked.
“Well, I think Alec Baldwin does a great Trump impression, but why does it have to be so mean? Who writes that stuff?” she wondered.
“Yeah, I don’t know. I guess it’s mostly Michael Che,” Jost told her.