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No Trump, But Jeff Sessions as 'Forrest Gump' on 'Saturday Night Live'

Sunday, 05 Mar 2017 07:48 AM

"Saturday Night Live" host Octavia Spencer poked fun at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in her monologue.

Of course, President Trump and his administration were also targets of skewering as the NBC late-night mainstay returned with a new episode after a two-week break.

"SNL's" cold open featured a "Forrest Gump" spoof with Kate McKinnon as embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the guise of Gump discussing his "bad week." The former Alabama senator is battling accusations that he was less than truthful during his confirmation hearings about his contacts with Russian officials during Trump's presidential campaign. McKinnon's Sessions noted that the growing controversy over perjury allegations distracted from the positive coverage of Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday night, when the President spoke "real words in a row for a whole hour."

Sitting on the bus bench with a box of chocolates in his lap, McKinnon's Sessions told his aw-shucks story to a series of characters including Beck Bennett's Vladimir Putin before Spencer joined him in her Oscar-winning role of housemaid Minny Jackson.

"I'm from a different movie," Spencer said before handing a giddy Sessions a chocolate pie, a reference to a disgustingly defiant act by her "Help" character.

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Saturday Night Live host Octavia Spencer poked fun at Sunday s Academy Awards ceremony in her monologue. Of course, President Trump and his administration were also targets of skewering as the NBC late-night mainstay returned with a new episode after a two-week break. SNL...
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