SNL Cold Open Recreates Forrest Gump With Kate McKinnon's Jeff Sessions

Life isn’t quite like a box of chocolates for Jeff Sessions, but that didn’t stop Saturday Night Live from having the Attorney General double as Forrest Gump in this weekend’s cold open.

Kate McKinnon’s Sessions sat at a bus stop, telling various commuters about his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week, which found him forced to address allegations that he, along with several other top advisers to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, were in contact with Russian officials.

“I had a bad week,” Sessions said. “It started out real good. The president made a great speech; folks were thrilled on account of it was real words in a row for a whole hour. We were all as happy as a monkey with a peanut machine, then I went to bed and got 800 messages and phone alerts saying I was a sneaky little liar. I didn’t know what to do, so my lawyers said, ‘Run, Jeffy! Run!'”

Sessions also weighed in on his good friend Kellyanne Conway, who allegedly isn’t allowed to speak on behalf of the Trump campaign following her latest highly publicized faux pas.

snl-jeff-sessions-kellyanne-photo“Being in the government is so fun… you meet so many nice people like this, my best friend Kellyanne,” Sessions remarked, before taking out a photo of Conway’s infamous Oval Office couch goof. “She ain’t got no legs. She’s the best talker you ever heard… but they don’t let her talk anymore.”

After a quick meeting with Beck Bennett’s Vladimir Putin, McKinnon’s Sessions then exchanged pleasantries with host Octavia Spencer, who reprised her role as The Help‘s Minny Jackson and baked a special pie especially for the Attorney General.

What did you think of SNL‘s Jeff Sessions spoof?

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6 Comments
  1. Sheryl says:

    She ain’t got no legs😂 Why didn’t she think of that?

  2. TV Gord says:

    You have to give Lorne Michaels credit for courageously putting on 90 full minutes of spectacularly unfunny material, especially after a week of hilarious hijinks (low-hanging fruit) from Washington. Children, I promise you there was a time when Weekend Update was actually funnier than the nightly news.

  3. Pat says:

    Kate McKinnon is absolutely brilliant and as always, has me laughing. Thank you Kate and SNL!

  4. Amy says:

    Kate McKinnon as Jeff Sessions was the best SNL I have seen all season and it’s been a pretty great season. Too bad the rest of the show this week was terrible. Kate, you crazy lady, you can imitate almost anyone!.

  5. Bill W. says:

    SNL! Still going strong after 42 years. Especially Weekend Update. Has never been funnier.

  6. Joe Hoffman says:

    Anything SNL …day without laughter is like night!!