Kate McKinnon brought her impersonation of Jeff Sessions back to Saturday Night Live last night, and it was perfect! In this week’s episode we saw McKinnon’s Sessions get chummy with Alex Moffat playing Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
“Always a pleasure to see you, Al,” McKinnon’s Sessions oozes as he paws Franken in an appearance on “Weekend Update.”
“The pleasure is mine. This ordeal has been fun for everyone,” Moffat deadpans.
“Al and I are actually great friends,” the ersatz attorney general beams.
“That’s overstating it,” a grumpy Franken responds.
But McKinnon insists Sessions took Franken whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee River, and Franken showed Sessions “Jew stuff.”
“We had lunch at a deli, Jeff,” Franken replies.
The Minnesota senator “taught me how to say ‘schmear,’” McKinnon says.
“Sessions” keeps trying to sweet-talk the senator who quizzed him at his confirmation hearings over whether he had ever met with Russian officials in 2016. Sessions said nope, even though it turned out he had — likely three times.
“It is true that you caught old ‘Brer’ Sessions in a liar patch again,” McKinnon’s Sessions gleams.
Franken then asks Sessions to place his hand on a Bible before answering further questions about the Russians. Sessions does — but uses a fake hand.
“You did not specify my biological hand,” McKinnon’s Sessions explains. He finally takes the oath saying “Alababy” — which he explains is an “Alabama maybe” — instead of yes.