SNL has decided it will retain its famous acronym, but it will stand for something else, given the reaction from its members after Hillary Clinton’s election loss: Sobbing Network Leftists.
Cast members of Saturday Night Live told the Hollywood Reporter they were distraught after Clinton’s loss; they were so bereft they didn’t know what to write.
Cecily Strong said she met Kate McKinnon, who routinely imitated Hillary Clinton. She recalled, “I saw Kate in the hallway, and we hugged and sobbed.” Weekend Update" Anchor Colin Jost admitted, “The day after the election got extremely sad and very disorienting. People didn't know what to write. No one was feeling very funny."
And, of course, there was the infamous cold open of the show the first Saturday after the election:
Clinton supporter Lena Dunham later tweeted it was "the most beautiful thing ever to happen ever."
Any tears the cast sheds now would be of the crocodile variety due to Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of White House spokesman Sean Spicer, McKinnon's version of Kellyanne Conway, and Alec Baldwin's President Trump; ratings have soared as the show maintains its position as a repository of leftist sentiment.