The 'SNL' Ruth Bader Ginsburg Impression By Kate McKinnon Only Confirms That These Two Women Are The Greatest People Ever
Kate McKinnon, my imaginary friend, what can't you do? We all know McKinnon does an amazing Justin Bieber, Ellen, and Jane Lynch, but perhaps one of Kate McKinnon's best SNL impressions is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Reasons why this impression stands out: one, she slays it. Seriously, she's hilarious and completely enthralling when doing the impression. Two, because it's RUTH BADER GINSBURG.
So with that, I'm officially starting a petition to get these two women to meet up and have every moment of it filmed for our enjoyment.
McKinnon's RBG is incredibly feisty, which is just — ah — so amazing. On Weekend Update, where "RBG" has appeared as recently as this season, McKinnon's RBG — or just RBG, as I'll call her — came in fighting (like Mayweather and Pacquiao, she says). THE RUTH, THE RUTH, THE RUTH IS ON FIRE. (Don't you ever forget that.)
RBG wasn't just swinging by Weekend Update because she wanted in on Colin Jost and Michael Che's awkward dance around Bruce Jenner coverage, she was there to talk about the Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality. According to RBG, the hearing was a snooze, and next time she is called to one of them, she's going to just put a crumpled up black cocktail napkin on the chair, because no one will notice it's not her. Amazing.
Nothing said at the hearing was going to sway RBG's opinion on marriage equality. According to her, she wants to get marriage equality passed before "God realizes she's still alive." (P.S. She says she stole the Grimm Reaper's robe years back.) So RBG is ready for marriage equality — YAS —, and she thinks America is ready for it — YAS —, and for those states that aren't ready for it (Kentucky was mentioned on the show), well, RBG is not going to go there. THAT'S A GINSBURG. (Cue: RBG doing a very Justin Bieber-like dance, throwing shade at those she makes fun of.)
I love me some RBG, I love me some Kate McKinnon, so I can't stress this enough... SNL, you rock, don't ever change (the RBG coverage). It's hilarious, it's newsy, it's RBG.