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Kate McKinnon brings back her Jeff Sessions ‘SNL’ impression for ‘Late Night’

‘Recuse me.’


Michelle Jaworski

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Published Jun 14, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 3:09 am CDT

Saturday Night Live’s summer hiatus means that we’ll have to wait a few months to see any of the gaffes and shenanigans from the Trump administration played out by the cast, but luckily Kate McKinnon brought back one of her hit impressions to show us what we’re missing.

While her impression of Kellyanne Conway may have gotten more attention, her praised impression of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was less obvious casting. As she explained to Seth Meyers, it was a chance for her to finally use a facial expression she discovered she could do.

“It began as a joke pitch, and then it just sort of happened,” she said. “And what I noticed was that he has this funny little mouth and I could always do this thing with my lip.”

Even though she didn’t have to watch Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, she found plenty that she could use to riff off with her impression, invoking everything from soap dispensers to the sound of cicadas.

H/T The Daily Beast

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*First Published: Jun 14, 2017, 9:50 am CDT