Maya Rudolph Returns as Beyonce on Hot Ones

By Chanak Maduranga

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Maya Rudolph Returns as Beyonce on Hot Ones

It was all about mothers at the top of this week’s pre-Mother’s Day Saturday Night Live.

The variety show dispensed with its typical topical cold open for one that featured SNL castmembers sharing moments with their moms.

For her monologue, host Maya Rudolph took the stage and explained that she was well-suited to host the pre-Mother’s Day episode as, she said, “I am a four-time mom. I have four beautiful kids that I know of.”

Then she was joined by Bowen Yang and Sarah Sherman where they indicated the actress was more than just the mom of her own kids.

“You’re not just a mom,” Yang said. “You’re mother!”

Sherman added of the former SNL castmember, “You’re a 30 Rock legend. You’ve had your foot on our necks since Y2K.”

Rudolph replied to those compliments with a serious, “You’re right.”

Then, introduced by Kenan’s announcer and accompanied by dancers, Rudolph struck a pose as the “mother of the house of Rockefeller.”

After a few moments onstage, Rudolph took an iconic walk around the set, where she earned two “10”s from judges and one “I’m dead” from another judge as she rapped about her iconic mother status.

Later Rudolph’s Beyoncé returned to Hot Ones in a Cowboy Carter-inspired update of the memorable segment, wearing Western attire and the platinum blond hair she debuted at the Grammys.

Rudolph, currently starring in Apple TV+’s Loot, hosted SNL with musical guest Vampire Weekend.

More to come.

Chanak Maduranga

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