Kerry Washington made her first hosting appearance on “Saturday Night Live” and stole the show! The “Scandal” star appeared in just about every sketch SNL had to offer.
The episode’s cold open featured Jay Pharaoh reprising his role as Barack Obama, while Washington had to play both Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey because, the current cast has some serious diversity problems.
“The producers at ‘Saturday Night Live’ would like to apologize to Kerry Washington for the number of black women she will be asked to play,” a voiceover announcement said during the cold open. “We make these requests because Ms. Washington is an actress of considerable range and talent — and also because ‘SNL’ does not currently have a black woman on the cast. Mostly the latter. We agree this is not an ideal situation and look forward to rectifying it in the near future, unless, of course, we fall in love with another white guy first.”