This isn’t the first time that the Saturday Night Live cast has brought their mothers on the show — but this week’s Mother’s Day cold open was the perfect way to do something light and sincere for the holiday. The casts’ IRL moms opened Saturday Night Live this week with adorable, funny introductions. When you call your mother on Sunday morning, make sure to chime in enthusiastically when they mention just how nice it was for SNL to do that.
Ten of the sixteen cast members (Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Luke Null, Melissa Villaseñor, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson, Mikey Day, Chris Redd, Colin Jost, and Pete Davidson) participated in the cold open, introducing their mom and then doing a quick bit. A lot of the jokes seemed to revolve around some of the moms being Trump supporters, or not liking that the show does so much political material? Interesting. That is one way to address criticism of a show that has always satirized the climate of the day.
Bryant stated that theme at the top of the cold open, saying that usually they use that time in the show for divisive political material — but everyone can celebrate moms. Not all of the political jabs at the cast seemed super sincere, and it’s not like the moms in question were attacking their children. It makes a smaller statement that “bubbles” aren’t as impenetrable as we are lead to…
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