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Watch SNL make fun of Jeff Sessions in this Forrest Gump-inspired parody

Published Mar 6th, 2017 11:10PM EST
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After a two-week hiatus, Saturday Night Live was back in action this weekend and had no shortage of political material to work with. Following a few day stint that saw Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself from an investigation into Russia’s involvement with the recent Presidential election — a move which reportedly prompted a wild outburst from Donald Trump — SNL opened up the show with a Jeff Sessions inspired Forrest Gump parody.

With Kate McKinnon brilliantly portraying Sessions as Forrest Gump, we see sessions chat with a revolving cast of characters — including Vladamir Putin — as he looks back at his political career, his alleged ties with Russia and much more. Even though Forrest Gump is a 23-year old movie at this point, the references used were still familiar enough to deliver on the laughs.

During a quick stint where McKinnon as Sessions is talking to Leslie Jones, there’s even a subtle and clever homage to Lieutenant Dan wrapped inside of a joke about the recent viral photo involving Kellyanne Conway kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office.

“I’m the attorney-general of the whole wide United States,” Sessions said. “This is my good best friend Kellyanne. She ain’t got not legs. Why do you got no legs, Kellyanne?”

From Sessions enjoying a treat from his box of chocolates all the way down to the “Jenny”-esque way he pronounced Kellyanne Conway’s name, SNL’s Gump-inspired cold open was a terrific way to kick off the show’s most recent episode. Incidentally, the Kellyanne kneeling photo made a few other appearances throughout the show.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.