“Saturday Night Live” pulled out the stops to honor moms ― former cast members Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to the comedy show to translate “mom talk” with Emma Thompson during her monologue — and a classic “SNL” video stripped down the reality of motherhood.
When moms say they want to just “relax in the backyard” for Mother’s Day, Poehler said what they’re really communicating is: “How does one buy weed?”
Or when they say: “Let’s not talk about politics,” they mean: “Please don’t ruin Joe Biden for me.”
When they say: “Son, you know I love you just the way you are,” they mean: “I’m bored of waiting for you to tell me you’re gay. Just do it so I can buy rainbow stuff!”
The routine ended with messages of love from the three mothers to their children.
The “SNL” video (below) touched on a similar theme of words contrasted with reality as a mother and daughter talk of beatific moments with kids that were actually a tad messier.
Also during the show, Pete Davidson noted that he was now living with his mom — and sister — in a new house they purchased. Then he brought out his mom, Amy Davidson, who was wearing a pink sweatshirt featuring images of her and her son. Asked by Colin Jost what they were going to do for Mother’s Day, Davidson said: “What do you mean? I put her on TV. This is it.”