Amid a whiplash information cycle, “Saturday Night Live” paused to relish a second in American historical past that marked the affirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The present opened with Brown, performed by Ego Nwodim, being hosted within the Oval Office by President Joe Biden, performed by James Austin Johnson.
Biden stated he’d fulfilled a marketing campaign promise to place a Black girl on the excessive courtroom. Jackson stated she was pleased to steer.
“I was happy to do my part,” she stated, “work twice as laborious because the white man my whole life after which spend every week listening to Ted Cruz calling me a pedophile.”
Biden urged Jackson to take a second and “feel the weight of history” from contained in the White House.
Jackson imagined whom she’d need to communicate to, and late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, performed by Kate McKinnon, appeared. She stated there was some justice ultimately — Jackson’s affirmation Thursday by the U.S. Senate.
“In the end,” she stated, “people do the right thing.”
“I was confirmed to the senate 96 to 3,” Ginsburg continued. “Right? What was your vote?”
Jackson responded, “53-47. Numerous them walked out, and one man saved asking me if infants are racist.”
Ginsburg: “Ted Cruz?”
Jackson: “You know it was.”
The matter continued on information section “Weekend Update.” Co-host Colin Jost stated that, upon the Senate’s affirmation of U.S. Circuit Court choose as the primary Black girl to serve on the Supreme Court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh stated, “I’ll drink to that.”
Jost ultimately returned to the nation’s extra urgent information, the fallout from Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on the Academy Awards final month.
He famous that Smith was being sanctioned with a 10-year ban on showing on the annual occasion.
“But is that a punishment?” Jost stated. “He can still be nominated and even win an award. He can even go to the afterparty. He just doesn’t have to attend the four-hour ceremony — where someone is definitely going to make fun of his wife again.”
“I think the real punishment would be to make Will Smith host next year’s Oscars,” Jost stated.