Saturday Night Live’s cold open on March 4 did not feature Alec Baldwin in his familiar role as the irascible President Trump. It also did not feature Melissa McCarthy as the combative White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Rather, it took inspiration from Forrest Gump, Robert Zemerick’s Oscar-winning 1994 movie.
And instead of actor Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, we were introduced to Kate McKinnon, 33, as the embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions, 70, who introduced himself to random strangers at the bus stop and shared his recent troubling experiences in government.
“Hello, my name’s Jeff, Jeff Sessions,” said Kate McKinnon’s Sessions, dressed as Gump, sitting on a bench at the bus stop, with a box of chocolates, Gump-style. “I’m the attorney general of the whole United States.”