Saturday Night Live Skewers Kneeling Kellyanne Conway

Host Octavia Spencer reprises her Oscar-winning role.

by | March 5, 2017 | Comments

NBC’s Saturday Night Live was back after a three-week hiatus and quickly incorporated the week’s top news. The show’s No. 1 moment wasn’t a full sketch, however, but a joke sprinkled throughout the 90-minute block. Host Octavia Spencer scored in her monologue, and SNL vets skewered Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway for her latest flub, embattled U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on his ties to Russia, and even some of the show’s own current and former cast members.


A photo of Kellyanne Conway kneeling on the Oval Office sofa with her cell phone circulated on social media last week. It turned out she was trying to get all the attendees of a historic meeting of leaders from black colleges in a single photo. Her pose will probably last longer than the historic photo she took, and SNL’s resident Conway Kate McKinnon made three kneeling appearances on the show. You couldn’t miss her in Weekend Update, but some astute fans spotted the other two!

You can barely tell which one is which!


A digital short shot movie trailer style teased an “inspiring political drama” in which one Republican lawmaker stands up to President Donald Trump against his own party. Saturday Night Live produced the video with the Republican unidentified and his inspiring statements “TBD.”


During her monologue, host Octavia Spencer made some jokes about the three African-American–themed films at the Oscars this year. Her mashup, Hidden Fence Light, was a combination of Hidden Figures, Fences, and Moonlight, but it could also have been a jab at Michael Keaton’s Golden Globes flub, calling Spencer’s movie Hidden Fences.


Many viewers heard Father John Misty for the first time on SNL. Many did not know what to make of him, but his die-hard fans understood. Perhaps lyrics about “sacred texts written by women-hating epileptics” are not for everyone. Here are some of the viewer reactions.


In a blast from the past, Forrest Gump made an appearance in the cold open, but it was McKinnon as Jeff Sessions as the beloved film and literary figure. The real photo of kneeling Conway  stands in as Forrest’s legless Lt. Dan. Topless Putin also showed up, and host Spencer reprised her Oscar-winning role as Minny in The Help and brings Gump-Sessions-McKinnon one of her famous pies. From one southern literary character to another: You are what you eat!


The cast of SNL are gifted impressionists, but they rarely turn their skills on each other. Dana Carvey once did Dennis Miller sitting next to the real Miller, but Saturday night was a free-for-all of current and legendary cast members. In a voiceover studio for a Zootopia knockoff, Kenan Thompson did Tracy Morgan, and Melissa Villasenor did both Kristen Wiig and McKinnon. McKinnon was too busy kneeling in the background to rebut her.

Tag Cloud

Amazon Prime Video LGBTQ Logo GIFs transformers 45 Video Games crime drama natural history dc Epix talk show tv talk Ghostbusters series blaxploitation The CW Shondaland Spectrum Originals NBC ABC Family RT21 Musicals Photos Sneak Peek Extras Writers Guild of America Sony Pictures mutant TCA Nat Geo science fiction true crime independent Mary Tyler Moore game show Elton John 2019 supernatural First Look Kids & Family SXSW YouTube Red Fall TV screenings space FX Freeform period drama Starz 24 frames Comic Book cancelled TV series spain Nickelodeon Musical Character Guide APB Paramount Network Oscars spider-man ESPN Turner Christmas comiccon foreign cars toy story dragons Ovation werewolf green book vampires TLC Universal elevated horror social media San Diego Comic-Con Mary poppins Mudbound USA Anna Paquin thriller cancelled book TV renewals Opinion TCM PaleyFest ABC game of thrones Classic Film based on movie Netflix Christmas movies TV Land Marathons Syfy The Walking Dead boxoffice Set visit AMC joker Television Academy Quiz Chilling Adventures of Sabrina DirecTV composers free movies YouTube Premium President CNN Horror Teen Disney Plus medical drama FXX Film Festival Podcast Martial Arts video award winner Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Hallmark Mindy Kaling cops Winter TV adaptation GLAAD Cannes serial killer dceu Emmys cults mockumentary Pop Captain marvel Grammys golden globes Netflix Fox News Cosplay romantic comedy CBS All Access aliens diversity Certified Fresh 20th Century Fox streaming Turner Classic Movies cinemax WGN Superheroes police drama El Rey BET jamie lee curtis Nominations discovery kids Calendar Brie Larson The Witch Country RT History USA Network 21st Century Fox ITV Walt Disney Pictures BBC America teaser Rocky DGA 2016 A24 Vudu 2015 Apple TV Plus E3 Apple Red Carpet historical drama Pirates spanish language Showtime 71st Emmy Awards sequel Rom-Com unscripted Warner Bros. Star Wars The Arrangement Disney streaming service television psycho Sundance Now Trailer Music canceled Rocketman IFC versus TIFF Comics on TV Reality Competition VICE BBC Best and Worst Creative Arts Emmys Sci-Fi Britbox Pride Month Awards Tour Superheroe Hallmark Christmas movies Arrowverse Watching Series anthology YA spinoff FOX HBO stand-up comedy quibi Acorn TV WarnerMedia ratings what to watch cartoon PBS anime Women's History Month cancelled television Animation VH1 E! IFC Films war zombie Emmy Nominations indie Pixar strong female leads slashers LGBT Lifetime Christmas movies Fantasy Binge Guide Super Bowl Premiere Dates The Purge SundanceTV Drama Lucasfilm zombies adventure renewed TV shows comic Song of Ice and Fire cancelled TV shows nature latino politics finale Lionsgate TruTV Disney Crunchyroll Hulu crime psychological thriller harry potter ghosts children's TV Spike CMT Western crossover crime thriller Crackle GoT dramedy CBS Black Mirror Reality revenge Tomatazos Apple TV+ CW Seed TCA 2017 Summer National Geographic Masterpiece Heroines canceled TV shows richard e. Grant Esquire Tarantino robots Holiday hispanic Dark Horse Comics south america Biopics Stephen King Adult Swim DC Universe romance Cartoon Network technology Holidays theme song Trophy Talk Marvel Studios First Reviews Election Comedy Central Interview MCU animated Marvel Television Film TV Peacock Star Trek 2017 History Action disaster MSNBC Infographic doctor who Valentine's Day OWN SDCC American Society of Cinematographers Marvel Sundance zero dark thirty HBO Max Paramount binge Thanksgiving miniseries NYCC Bravo batman Columbia Pictures comics hist Spring TV Toys Comedy Food Network Trivia Amazon Prime TNT Shudder singing competition Schedule Tumblr Lifetime sports halloween 2018 DC Comics Rock biography A&E witnail MTV spy thriller cooking Disney+ Disney Plus Winners Year in Review travel political drama Family New York Comic Con justice league sitcom Mary Poppins Returns Chernobyl YouTube Polls and Games Ellie Kemper cats 007 Countdown docudrama christmas movies rotten movies we love festivals facebook Pet Sematary blockbuster DC streaming service Mystery breaking bad casting See It Skip It Disney Channel Awards movies X-Men TBS Box Office Amazon