OMG! SNL's Cold Open Shows Jeff Sessions Eating A Sh*t Pie From Octavia Spencer

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Kate McKinnon can pretty much play any character, regardless of gender, genre, or even species.


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In this week's cold open on Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon plays Jeff Sessions with a little bit of Forrest Gump mixed into the batch.

If you don't know who Jeff Sessions is (and if you don't, I'd like to borrow the rock you've been conveniently hiding under), he is our Attorney General appointed by our new president, Donald. J. Trump. (I've written President Trump a million times and it still doesn't feel real!)

Why do we care about him? Well, he may or may not have had dealings with Russian surrogates during 2016's presidential campaign for Trump. 

During a hearing, under oath, Sessions told Senator Al Franken (another SNL alum), “I’m not aware of any of those activities ... I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”

Basically, he lied under oath because he had, in fact, had conversations with  Ambassador Sergey Kislyak from Russia

So SNL took us down memory lane with the iconic Forrest Gump scene where we see Forrest speaking to several people about his life, while sitting on a bench eating ... say it with me now ... a box of chocolates.

Tonight's host is Octavia Spencer who you may find familiar if you've been keeping up with the award season, as she's been nominated by the Oscars, Golden Globes, and the Screen Actors Guild for her most recent role in Hidden Figures.


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Though most of the time hosts don't actually participate in the cold openings, she had a very special reason to. I won't spoil it, but Octavia Spencer reprises one of her most famous roles to end the cold opening with some mud slinging. 

All we have to say is, "Would you like a slice of pie, President Trump?"

"Being in the government is so fun."

and then Minny Jackson has a special delivery for Jeff Sessions.

 

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