‘SNL’ decided to take on an extremely smart cold open on Saturday night. They challenged what appears to be the Supreme Court’s notion that tradition should stand in the way of change. The SNL performance had a medieval skit.
It was pretty brilliant with Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Dismukes, Alex Moffat, Kate McKinnon, Chris Redd, and Cecily Strong played characters in 1235. It was the time when the laws were extremely draconian. The point is that these ideas have no place in the world a thousand years later. There was a hilarious Cumberbatch dialogue.
It’s just while I was cleaning the hole on the side of the castle where we poop and then it falls through the sky into a hole of human feces, I started to think about abortion. Don’t you think we ought to make a law against that?
The reply: “You mean like to know we have against pointy shoes?”
At one point someone asked: “Shouldn’t we at least make exceptions in cases of rape or incest?”
Moffat chimed in: “But those are the only kinds of sex.”
Howard Stern, Amy Schumer, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Tamblyn, Kevin Nash and others have all taken to social media to condemn a potential Roe v. Wade overturn. Phoebe Bridgers, a Grammy-nominated musician, even shared her own abortion story for the first time, telling fans that everyone should have access to places like Planned Parenthood.
Then there was a twist in which mask-wearing became relevant, and even Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard becomes grist for the mill for the group. It directly challenges the five justices who signed on to the majority draught opinion. Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have enjoyed the skit.
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