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Reese Witherspoon and the ‘SNL’ cast finally apologized to their moms for childhood antics

Mother's Day on national TV is the best time to say, 'I'm sorry.'


Rae Votta


Posted on May 10, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 9:10 pm CDT

Reese Witherspoon’s best moment on Saturday Night Live this week was a perfect mix of touching and funny, and came during her monologue.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Witherspoon explained that she was “a real nightmare from the ages of 5 to 37” before inviting cast members on stage with their real moms to apologize for actual things that had happened in the past.

The parade included Sasheer Zamata apologizing for slapping a girl and making her mom pay to fix her victim’s broken glasses and Beck Bennett admitting to his mom that he used a vibrating squiggle pen she purchased for him for “sexually experimenting.”

Of course, the moms got a chance for their own revenge, showing a reel of embarrassing footage of their kids that included teenage Aidy Bryant singing Britney Spears and Cecily Strong doing a play as a cocaine addict. The only person who got off relatively easy is Keenan Thompson, whose teenage years were already public knowledge from his time on Nickelodeon. 

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*First Published: May 10, 2015, 1:44 pm CDT