Updated Mar 28, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Maya Rudolph's Kamala Harris hosts eventful Passover meal on "SNL"

A screenshot from the "SNL" skit with Biden, Harris and Major the dog.

A screenshot from the politics skit on the latest "SNL." Photo: NBC

Maya Rudolph put in another star turn as Vice President Kamala Harris as she hosted "Saturday Night Live" on the show's return from a brief hiatus — but the cold open kept away from politics.

Details: In the cold open, "SNL" alum Rudolph, known for playing Harris, parodied an MTV-style Spring Break game show with "Singled Out" vibes and the theme "snatched, vaxxed or waxed."

"SNL" highlight: Later in the show, Martin Short made a surprise appearance as second gentleman Doug Emhoff, as Rudolph's Harris celebrated a Passover meal, declaring: "What better night to celebrate a new beginning than Passover? That's why it's time for 'A Kamala Harris Unity Seder.'"

  • The second couple embrace, before their guests arrive — Alex Moffat's President Biden, Aidy Bryant's Sen. Ted Cruz, and a German Shepherd actor as first dog Major:

Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of the later sketch.

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