One by one, the players not ready for Primetime took to the stage alongside their mothers, whom they were unable to see on Last Mothers Day due to the lockdown. Cyrus, meanwhile, performed with emotion “Light of a Clear Blue Morning”, a song recorded in 1992 by his godmother, Dolly Parton.
Kate McKinnon and her mom kicked things off with their best impression of Molly Shannon’s Mary Katherine Gallagher. Then came Aidy Bryant’s mother, who used her limited screen time to promote her daughter’s third and final season of the Hulu comedy. Acute.
Kyle Mooney’s mom demanded of them Mother’s Day gifts to make up for last year, while Mikey Day’s mom just wanted a hug… from Beck Bennett. Bowen Yang’s mother kissed her son, then immediately washed his face with Purell. And Colin Jost’s mother almost got her and her son canceled on live TV.
Everyone eventually rallied around Cyrus, who was joined by his own mother Tish.
The Mother’s Day-themed cold opening preceded the arrival of this weekend’s host, Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (Watch his opening monologue here.) SNLThe controversial decision to pick Musk as one of his final Season 46 hosts sparked internal strife during the late-night sketch series following the April 24 announcement. The backlash on social media was quick – and Musk seemed to be reveling in the uproar, tweeter cryptiquement, “Let’s find out how to live Saturday Night Live really is, “tacking on a devil emoji for good measure.” The tweet drew a rebuke from actor Bowen Yang, who commented via Instastory, “What does that mean? “
Yang’s SNL Co-star Andrew Dismukes, who has become a star player this season after being a writer on the show since 2017, has also cast a shadow over Musk’s move, fearing: “The only CEO I want to do with of the sketches is Cher-E Oteri ‘- a reference to the old SNL MVP.
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