Cecily Solid made a strong start to season 47 of ‘Saturday Night Live’ by roasting Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema in a fantastic opening routine that included comedy impressions of President Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, and more!
On October 2, Saturday Night Live returned with a bang, with Cecily Strong mimicking Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema and criticizing her for getting in the way of the Democrats’ goals for the country.
Cecily made a witty swipe at the senator in one of her most entertaining quips. “I know what the average American wants since I’m a wine-drinking bisexual triathlete.
When people dial 911, they want to be put on wait. They want bridges that just come to a halt, causing automobiles to crash. They want water so thick you could eat it with a fork, and unless my foot hurts, I’ll battle for it no matter what. Then I’ll return to Arizona,” she explained.
Cecily joined fan favorites Melissa Villaseor as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and newcomer James Austin Johnson as Vice President Joe Biden on the show! Apart from Cecily’s portrayal of Sinema, people were also interested in the newcomer’s take on President Trump!
At one point, Biden attempted to persuade Democrats to agree on a road plan. “I don’t want any roads,” Cecily stated. “Why don’t you want any roads?” James was the one who inquired. Cecily’s senator answered, amusingly, with “chaos.”
She used one of the funniest lines earlier in the sketch to roast Kyrsten. “What am I hoping to get out of this bill?” I won’t say since I didn’t come to Congress to make friends, and mission: completed so far,” she joked in her first line.
Fans agreed that the comic’s depiction of Kyrsten was spot on! One fan remarked, “Cecily Strong’s Sinema is just hitting the insane nail on the head.” Another remarked that the sketch actor “absolutely” portrayed the senator. Another person expressed delight at the prospect of Cecily “taking down” the senator.
I don’t know who this guy is, but he does a pretty good President Biden.
And Cecily Strong’s Sinema is just hitting the crazy nail on the head.
Welcome back, #SNL! pic.twitter.com/84Lcl1LlV6
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 3, 2021
I think Cecily Strong Krysten captured Sinema perfectly. “Chaos!” #snl pic.twitter.com/Yb0g7fk17y
— rebellegrrl (she/her) (@rebellegrrl) October 3, 2021
I’d pay good money to watch SNL single-handedly take down Kristen Sinema. Bye girl bye! #SNLPremiere #snl pic.twitter.com/1X9LkHq1eY
— Shauna Louise (@shauna_louise0) October 3, 2021
As the show enters its 47th season, several changes are taking place, including the departure of Beck Bennett, 36. After eight seasons on the show, the longstanding cast member resorted to social media to announce the momentous news. “I adore you, Saturday Night Live.” I’m going to miss you a lot. Thank you for eight years of amazing people and fantastic events that have truly transformed my life. On Sept. 28, he posted a carousel of images from his time on the show, along with a carousel of photos from his time on the show. Beck joined the company in 2013.
Kate McKinnon, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, and Kenan Thompson are among the returning cast members. Colin Jost and Michael Che of “Weekend Update,” as well as Chloe Fineman, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Bowen Yang, and Heidi Gardner, will return.
After the season 46 finale, a source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that SNL showrunner Lorne Michaels wanted to keep the cast for another year. “COVID has been difficult for many, but especially difficult for SNL,” a source told HL.
“The typical tryouts and seeing individuals at comedy clubs for Lorne to [determine] if somebody would be good for the show has had some intriguing stumbling blocks,” the insider added. “As next season returns, Lorne has told all the cast from last year that he would want for them all to return.”
For the final three episodes of season 45, SNL moved to an SNL At Home model. For season 46, the show returned to the studio with strict COVID-19 rules in place, including a quarantine for the cast and hosts.