In Melissa McCarthy‘s fifth time hosting NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” the film and TV star dedicated her monologue to all of the moms in the audience for Mother’s Day. “Every single one of these ladies who stood up have not been to the bathroom alone since they gave birth,” McCarthy says after asking the moms to stand. “They haven’t had a hot meal in years. All of our purses are filled with weird old cracker crumbs and dirty Purell bottles. And that’s okay.” Watch McCarthy’s charming “SNL” monologue above.
Since McCarthy’s own mother couldn’t be there, she grabs onto a woman in the audience named Joan and takes her on an exclusive backstage tour of “Saturday Night Live.” They first visit a quick-change area where Alec Baldwin is changing out of his Donald Trump clothing. “They let us steal the clothes, too,” McCarthy tells Joan. “At least, if you just run fast enough, nobody says anything.”
The next stop is the page desk where McCarthy asks for, and receives, foot cream and a bottle of ketchup. Continuing on, they pass by the cue card area and an “SNL” legend, the hallway llama. “She’s had a lot of face work done, she’s an actress,” McCarthy notes about the live animal.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds appear around the corner, and when McCarthy asks what they’re doing there, they reply, “You invited us. Are you gonna get us seats?” As they walk away, McCarthy whispers to Joan, “The Livelys are fine, they can handle it.”
On their way back to the stage, they run into Kyle Mooney who wraps his arms around Joan in a great bear hug. “Kyle thinks everyone over 23 might be his mom, so it gets a little creepy sometimes,” McCarthy explains as they say hi to musical guest Haim and then return to the stage.
“Saturday Night Live” has been on fire this season thanks to its fiery political sketches each week. Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton and Baldwin as Trump are likely Emmy-bound for their hilarious impersonations, as is McCarthy, whose skewering of White House press secretary Sean Spicer has been a hot topic of conversation around the water cooler.
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