One of the highlights of Saturday Night Live over the last two years is the unexpected tune McCarthy Cameo. Whether you're playing Sean Spicer or just dropping by, you never know when to expect the Emmy award-winning comedian. On Mother's Day, Melissa McCarthy played Michael Che's stepmother on Saturday Night Live and interrupted the weekend update just as her parents or guardians would probably do if given the chance.
"Do not even look at me," proclaimed the proudest stepmother in the world as she slipped Che a claritin. "I can not wait to laugh," she later said. As the development progressed, McCarthy became less and less uncomfortable because she was in front of the camera and was just really pleased and impressed by everything that was going on around her. "Colin, did we break something or what?" She hugged and kissed Che Los . She is basically every miserable and overly supportive mother chosen to eleven.
Of course, no update jokes were told during the segment. McCarthy's enthusiasm derailed her again and again. Hilarious! She even decided that Colin had to hear an anecdote about a young Michael reciting a poem about horseshoe crabs that (allegedly) made everyone cry. At the end of the sketch, Che invited her to read one of the jokes ̵
Could this please be a recurring character? Stepmother deserve all the love you can get on Mother's Day! Maybe she can meet someone who, in a similarly exaggerated way, plays one of Colin Jost's relatives?
That was not the only mother content in the episode. The cold opening included the real mothers of SNL Department, who made fun of their children in various ways. A game show sketch linked mothers and children in a scenario Newlywed Game that was, to say the least, funny. Kate McKinnon and Mikey Day's comically intimate mother-and-father duo had completely destroyed Leslie Jones.
Presenter Amy Schumer starred in a digital short film juxtaposing the horrors of childbirth and early motherhood with the sweet things parents tell their children about the day they were born. "To all mothers of the world," it says at the end of a title card: "Thank you for pretending it was easy." Amen.
Even the closing day video – which was all too clear about how silly graduation ceremonies can be – was a bit appropriate for Mother's Day, if not at this time of year. But the new "Michael Che's Step Mom" character is definitely a highlight.
If you're talking to your mother, stepmother, or other family member on Sunday morning, these Saturday Night Live clips could be a good point of conversation! Even if your mother is fed up with the policy of SNL as the mentioned cold might be a possibility, the content of the mother is much more universal. Send your mother a link, even if that means you have to teach her how to open the link. The laugh will be worth it.
It's always a pleasant surprise to see McCarthy back in the show no matter what happened. With the absence of Sean Spicer in the White House, SNL was forced to miss her. That was a really funny character who was not that radical but definitely showed his talents. At the end of the day, mothers stole the Saturday Night Live this week. You should too, frankly. Happy Mother's Day!