In these dark, dreary times, despite the US’s palpable collective anxiety, no one can elicit a laugh like Kate McKinnon.
The Saturday Night Live comedian and Ghostbusters star is naturally funny, but she also works damn hard to make her characters feel fully realized. While the news that attorney general Jeff Sessions has been ousted from the Trump administration is an overall joyous one, the lack of Keebler elfdom on the national stage has one unintended consequence: McKinnon won’t grace our screens with her signature Sessions send-up any longer.
Several people took to Twitter to mourn the loss of one of the nation’s greatest comic reliefs, which could be etched into a comic Mount Rushmore if such a place existed.
The sad thing about Jeff Sessions resigning is that we won’t get to see Kate McKinnon play him on SNL. pic.twitter.com/JcTG51IOwY
— Julie Murphy (@andimJULIE) November 7, 2018
The sad thing about Jeff Sessions going bye-bye is not being able to see Kate McKinnon impersonate him anymore. pic.twitter.com/fGzKobjTEo
— Pandora Boxx (@ThePandoraBoxx) November 7, 2018
Someday I want Kate McKinnon to make a film about Trump's administration. Every person can be played by her. Just do it like Multiplicity. pic.twitter.com/7Pvtuv5EJ6
— PrairiePhlox (@PrairiePhlox) November 7, 2018
Many people took a more hopeful tone: this news meant that perhaps this Saturday, McKinnon would give the impression a proper sendoff.
Kate McKinnon in the SNL writers room after she heard Jeff Sessions resigned pic.twitter.com/Aw6FJJsQwl
— Sal 𝕾𝖆𝖑 𝕊𝕒𝕝 lɐS サル 𝚂𝚊𝚕 (@salmattos) November 7, 2018
Kate McKinnon sadly dusts off the tiny Jeff Sessions suit one last time. pic.twitter.com/96VoZERjUJ
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) November 7, 2018
Good news! In 3 days we get to watch Kate McKinnon play Jeff Sessions.
— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) November 7, 2018
I can't wait to see Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon's take on the Sessions firing this Saturday. pic.twitter.com/5k4GOpeXqU
— JondaVision (@WhoIsJonWilson) November 7, 2018
Here are a few of McKinnon’s best impressions of the Elf-torney General.
It’s so hard to say goodbye (to McKinnon, not Sessions!)
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