‘SNL’ Cold Open On Fire With Lots Of Moms, Miley Cyrus Singing Dolly Parton & No Elon Musk

‘SNL’ Cold Open On Fire With Lots Of Moms, Miley Cyrus Singing Dolly Parton & No Elon Musk
Back for the first time in almost a month, Saturday Night Live tonight kicked off with a cold open celebrating Mother’s Day courtesy of Miley Cyrus and some cast member ‘s Mamas – and not a significant mention of politics or host Elon Musk

“Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and this is for all the Moms out there,” said multiple past host Cyrus before launching into Dolly Parton’s 1977 classic Light of a Clear Blue Morning. The unusual opening on the billionaire guest hosted SNL then had Kate McKinnon and her Mom channel some Molly Shannon. Aidy Bryant and her mother followed, with the latter giving a shout out promo to her Hulu series Shrill.

In an episode already under the microscope because of Musk, the Mother’s Day tactic was a deft-ish move by SNL to shift focus, at least for a short time with some heartstrings before the
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