Maya Rudolph is the ultimate 'mom' in delivering 'SNL' opening monologue


Maya Rudolph really “killed” her opening monologue this weekend when she returned to 30 Rock's Studio 8H to host “Saturday Night Live” in New York City.

The “SNL” alumnus, who hosted for the third time Saturday, came out to welcome the audience after a delightfully cold opening, during which the cast brought their real-life moms on stage to tell jokes in honor of Mother's Day. Welcomed.

After Rudolph said how honored she was to host the Mother's Day episode, and mentioned her four children, cast members Bowen Yang and Sarah Sherman came out to celebrate their return to the “SNL” stage. Returns.

Yang then said, “But Maya, look, you're not just a mother, you're Mother,

Sherman agreed, calling Rudolph a 30 Rock “legend”.

With the help of Kenan Thompson, the monologue then turned into his version of a ball, as if at a ball of 1980s NYC ballroom culture, with Thompson introducing Rudolph as “the mother of the Rockefeller House.”

When the camera came back to the “Bridesmaids” star, she was decked out in a skintight black bodysuit adorned with metallic accents, surrounded by dancers of all kinds, as the group began to turn in and Rudolph danced to everyone's attention. Launched a rap about being a mother. ,

“It's Mother's Day, y'all. Today we celebrate mothers of all types, Rudolph said. “Stepmoms, godmothers, other brother's moms, dance moms, octomoms…”

Chloe Fineman then walked forward with a small dog in her arms and asked, “What about dog moms?”

Rudolph replied coldly, “What about them? And honey, he's not a dog. She is a bitch.”

His hilarious rapping went all over the place, including some iconic “SNL” skits and mentions of characters like the Coneheads and Mary Katherine Gallagher — as well as some of his famous impersonations of people like Donatella Versace. She also gave some classic mom quotes, like, “If you don't stop hitting your sister I'll flip this car, too.”

Rudolph was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” between 2000 and 2007. In the years since she has appeared frequently in sketch cameos. Her most recent event was in December, when she joined fellow alumni Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig in an Abba spoof. He previously hosted the show in 2012 and 2021.

Vampire Weekend was the musical guest on this weekend's episode of Rudolph. Next weekend will be the final episode of Season 49 of “Saturday Night Live,” with Jake Gyllenhaal hosting and Sabrina Carpenter performing. The show will celebrate its 50th anniversary in the autumn.

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