A little surprise “Saturday Night Live” began its episode for Mother’s Day by dealing with one of the biggest news of the year: a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion suggesting it is ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, who guarantees the right to abortion.
The sketch began with a voice referring to Judge Samuel Alita referring to a medieval lawyer in his argument to overturn the decision. I remember Benedict Cumberbatch, who was the host for the second time, as a 13th-century citizen with a haircut on a bowl and sticking with two other bastards on an abortion.
Maybe we should make a law, Andrew Dismukes thinks, “like the one we have against wearing pointed shoes.”
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“We should make a law,” says Cumberbatch, “that will stand the test of time so that hundreds and hundreds of years from now, they will say, there is no need to update this at all, they nailed it in 1235.”
You understand the essence. Cecily Strong joins the party, saying “I have a few questions,” to which Cumberbatch leans, “Margaret, don’t make us make another hole in your skull so your brain can breathe.”
Then, Kate McKinnon hovers in sight. “Ogar!” prostaci vape. “No,” she says, “I’m just a woman in my 30s.”
But more seriously, her character comes with a plea: “No matter how many choices women are deprived of, we always have a choice to keep fighting.”
The simpletons conclude that she is a witch and that she should be set on fire.
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