"Saturday Night Live" felt like a lot of people needed to apologize this week, so on Saturday's episode that's what happened.
The NBC variety show opened with Britney Spears, played by Chloe Fineman, hosting a show called "Oops... You Did It Again," which provided people a platform to apologize for things they did wrong.
This included senators, governors and former "Star Wars" stars.
"You all know me from my upbeat Instagram videos and the word 'conservatorship,'" Fineman's Spears said.
The first guest was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, played by Aidy Bryant, who was dressed as if he just returned from a tropical vacation, along with a giant suitcase. Cruz traveled to Cancun, Mexico, on Wednesday, while Texas was in the middle of a severe winter storm.
"Hola, everyone," Bryant's Cruz said. "I'm not tan. I just cried myself red over my fellow Texans."
Fineman's Spears noted that Texas was going through a tough situation right now and that Cruz "literally abandoned it and flew to Cancun."
"And now I'm in a little bit of hot water, which I'm told is a thing that no one in Texas has," Bryant's Cruz said.
Fineman's Spears asked if Cruz would like to apologize.
"I deeply regret my actions over the last couple of days," Bryant's Cruz said. "Mostly, flying United."
The next guest was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, played by Pete Davidson.
"Governor, do you know why you're here today?" Fineman's Spears asked.
"Is it because indoor dining is back in New York?!" Davidson's Cuomo said, before taking a beat. "Alright, it's because of the nursing home stuff."
The final guest was Gina Carano, who was played by Cecily Strong. Carano was fired from Disney+'s hit series "The Mandalorian" after offensive social media posts.
"I've done nothing wrong. No one can even explain what I did wrong. Explain it," Strong's Carano said.
Spears then explained that on social media, Carano compared Nazi Germany to the current political landscape.
"Okay, congrats. You explained it," Strong's Carano said.
Bryant's Cruz then tried to relate to the situation.
"Do not associate yourself with me," Strong's Carano said to Byrant's Cruz. "I am strong, and you are a pile of soup. I am first class and you are coach."
Fineman's Spears then had enough, so she ended the show by saying a small prayer that we all need to be forgiving of one another.
"So blessings to all," she said. "And live... from New York! It's Saturday night!"
Best political impressions in ‘SNL’ history
Here are 10 top impersonations of politicians in the show’s 45-year history.
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin
The show’s former head writer looked so much like the vice presidential candidate that even Fey’s own daughter had a hard time telling them apart. Fey took full advantage, capturing both the Alaska governor’s guile and gumption in a string of Emmy-nominated appearances.
Norm MacDonald as Bob Dole
The “Weekend Update” anchor didn’t appear in a ton of sketches, and he barely altered his normal speaking voice when he did. But there was something devilish in the way he approached the Kansas senator, suggesting that at any moment he might turn around and moon the audience.
Dana Carvey as Ross Perot
The show’s standout star for seven seasons became best known for his affectionate take on George H.W. Bush, but his impersonation of Perot was more hilarious, imagining the former presidential candidate as the Church Lady with elephant ears. Any signs of sympathy went out the window.
Kate McKinnon as anyone she wants
Kristen Wiig and Eddie Murphy had two of the greatest runs in “SNL” history. But McKinnon is nipping at their heels, thanks to her layered performances as Hillary Clinton, Jeff Sessions, Rudy Giuliani and Kellyanne Conway.
Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh
The show’s recent habit of having big stars cameo as politicos got old the minute Robert De Niro was recruited to read cue cards in Robert Mueller makeup. But Damon’s one-time appearance as the Supreme Court justice justified the stunt. You can practically see fire coming out of Damon’s nostrils.
Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris
Rudolph won an Emmy for her portrayal last season of the California senator, so expect more pop-ins from the former cast member now that Harris is on the Democratic ticket.
Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump
This isn’t so much an impression as it is a takedown. The Oscar-nominated actor does nothing to hide his hatred of the current president, casually dropping racist and sexist asides as if he were ordering a Diet Coke. No wonder Trump often goes on a Twitter rant after one of Baldwin’s guest appearances.
Fred Armisen as David Paterson
Emphasizing the former New York governor’s partial blindness could have come across as a cruel joke, but there was a sweetness in the way Armisen wandered aimlessly around the “Weekend Update” set. Paterson, who initially balked at the portrayal, eventually came around, appearing as himself in 2010.
Darrell Hammond as Dick Cheney
This longtime cast member, who left in 2009 but remains the show’s announcer, may have turned in more political impersonations than anyone in “SNL” history. But he peaked with his interpretation of the vice president as a James Bond villain. While Phil Hartman tackled the controversial politician first, Hammond took it to the next level.
Will Ferrell as Janet Reno
The comic superstar’s take on George W. Bush would end up on Broadway, but he really found his rhythm as host of “Janet Reno’s Dance Party.” The late attorney general showed she had a fine sense of humor — and some fine moves — when she crashed the basement bash during her last day in office.
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