Maya Rudolph Is ‘The Real Winner Today’: Why Twitter Is Freaking Out About the ‘SNL’ Alum
Maya Rudolph is known for her hilarious sketches on Saturday Night Live, as well as her roles in movies and TV shows like Bridesmaids, Away We Go, The Good Place, and Big Mouth. When Rudolph portrayed Kamala Harris on SNL last season, Twitter had a field day making GIFs of her incredible impression. The SNL alum poked fun at Harris’s debate tactics in the early debates — and Rudolph’s performance was so impressive, she got an Emmy nomination for the role.
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden recently picked Senator Harris (D – CA) as his Democratic party candidate for vice president. (Harris ran for president on the Democratic ticket herself but later dropped out.) Now that the VP choice is official, Twitter is fully losing it — in the most positive way — over getting to see Rudolph’s Harris on SNL again.
Twitter can’t wait to see Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris on ‘Saturday Night Live’
“It’s Maya Rudolph’s TIME TO SHINE,” writer Jessica Valenti added in her own tweet.
“Congrats Maya Rudolph on getting the SNL gig back,” James Poniewozik, a writer for the New York Times, also tweeted.
“I, for one, am also thrilled about 4 years of Maya Rudolph SNL appearances,” movie producer Aditya Sood wrote in another tweet.
Others encouraged Rudolph to get her coin when she — ideally — goes back to Saturday Night Live this season.
“Maya Rudolph, up your fee,” a Vulture writer named E. Alex Yung wrote on Twitter.
“Maya Rudolph is about to get PAAIIIIIIIIID,” an editor/author named Morgan Jerkins chimed in.
How did ‘SNL’ alum Rudolph react to the Vice Presidential candidate news?
Rudolph had her own reaction to the vice-presidential candidate news — and it was very on-brand for the Saturday Night Live alum.
Oh sh*t. Ruh-roh,” was her immediate reaction — according to Entertainment Weekly. Rudolph also confirmed her thoughts on returning to the show to play Harris, referencing SNL creator Lorne Michaels with a joke:
I love going to the show any excuse I can get … I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during this pandemic. But if there’s anyone who can work it out I’m sure Lorne has some kind of invisible helicopter that can get me there.
Either way, pretty much everyone is excited to see Rudolph back on the Saturday Night Live stage, doing what she does best: being hilarious.
One tweeter is already predicting more Emmy nominations for the SNL alum.
“I don’t know what I’m looking forward to more: the first VP debate or the string of Emmy nominations for Maya Rudolph,” bloggers/podcasters Tom and Lorenzo tweeted.