'SNL' Spoofs Mother's Day With Hilarious Accuracy (VIDEO)

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SNLKristen Wiig returned to Saturday Night Live last night as host. It was great to see her back. She and her former crew tackled a lot too -- from the Benghazi hearings, which included Jodi Arias and even the Ohio kidnappings, to the return of the Target Lady, it was a packed night.

One skit, however, stood out for its spot-on hilarity -- a tribute to Mother's Day. In it Wiig appears in a 1-800-Flowers commercial to celebrate the holiday. "This Mother's Day I'm going to show my mom how much I care with a little help from 1-800-Flowers," Wiig says. Then she gives the bouquet to her mom (played by Kate McKinnon), and a scenario that's all-too-familiar to many of us ensues.

"Oh honey, I love these. Thank you, but maybe you should keep them because your apartment is so sad." Leave it to mom. 

As the saying goes -- it's funny because it's true. For all of the syrupy, sweet love we profess for our mothers on this day, the truth is that they also drive us batsh*t crazy too.

The brunch scene is dead on. Her mom asks if there are nuts in her dish. Wiig, trying to muster some patience says, "There are never nuts in eggs Benedict. You're not even allergic. Nothing would happen." Then, there's the whole missing debit card scenario, which if you can't relate to ... consider yourself lucky. "I've been thieved!"

Of course, as I laugh at this skit, there's also part of me cringing inside, wondering just what things I'll do years down the line to drive my own kids crazy. I'm sure there will be something, because that's just a part of motherhood. Happy Mother's Day!

Can you relate? What does your mom do that drives you crazy?


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MamaT... MamaTo2b2g

My mother died 4 years ago. I'd give anything to have my mom here to "drive me crazy". I'm so sick of coming on here the last week or so and reading about all of these bloggers bitching about their mothers around Mother's Day. Grow the hell up.

Derek W. Newell

Please view my mother's day poem, go to Google, type in ''Calgary Sun, ODE TO MOM''. THANK YOU.


Sarah Cazier

Before your mom was dead she sometimes drove you crazy. Its not the writers fault your sense of humor apparently died with her. I love my mom like crazy... and when she's gone I plan to laugh about the craziest times. Thats the way she would want it.

MamaT... MamaTo2b2g

If a sense of humor means bitching about your mother for a week leading up to the day you're supposed to honor her, than I'm glad I don't have one.

nonmember avatar Guest

Sarah Cazier, I never comment here but you've left me no choice. You may think you know how you plan to act when your mother dies, but you have no idea. I have to think that you've never know anyone who lost their mother in an untimely fashion or you wouldn't have made such a hurtful comment. I lost my mother 40 yrs. ago when I was 7 and guess what - I have never been the same since. Yes, I do sometimes laugh about the crazy times, but much more time grieving over my loss. And here's another fact - IT DOESN'T GET EASIER WITH TIME. In some ways, as you progress through the stages of womanhood without your mom there, it gets harder. If you would really like to educate yourself on the subject, please speak to someone who's in a position to know. I highly recommend reading "Motherless Daughters - A Legacy of Loss". And please think before you make comments on subjects you're uninformed about.

I'm not trying to be mean, but I'm in a position to know.

nonmember avatar Guest

Oh, and by the way Sarah, I thought that bit on SNL was pretty funny, probably because it was so general and not aimed at anyone in particular. So we still do have a sense of humor.

nonmember avatar Jeeeez

Half of these commentors need to watch the SNL sketch "Debbie Downer." I'm pretty sure it will fit them perfectly.

As for a parent passing away, my father lost his mother and his only true best friend in life almost exactly a year ago (May 18th) and though mother's day has come and gone now, he still keeps a sense of humor about the things she would say and do that would drive him crazy. Yes he would give anything to hear one more time "Troy! I think there's someone in the house!" even just for a moment, but he's not the kind of person to scold other people for not laughing at their own mothers. I can't explain the anguish he went through when she passed and the anguish he still feels, but if he saw this he wouldn't gripe about other people being annoyed by their moms. In his entire life he spent maybe 2 whole weeks away from her, that's it. She even died in his arms. I can't even go into detail because it is a terribly heart-wrenching story. Just because he's a man doesn't mean he took it any easier, he's just a person who has retained a sense of humor. I know my grandmother would rather we laugh at this than be sad that she's not here. She was always laughing. Don't scold the writer and don't scold other people for enjoying this. Lighten up, people. The world doesn't change because we experience heartache.

bella... bellacazzate

Don't worry, Mamatob3b3b3b2bn2b4nb4. You drove your mum batshit crazy, too. It's the circle of life/blessing and curse of those in close relationships.

I love Kristen Wiig so much. Great episode and great skit. 

MamaT... MamaTo2b2g

All I can say is, you are all disgusting people. I hope you feel the hurt motherless daughters feel and realize now disgusting you are and how ashamed your mothers must be.

nonmember avatar YouNeedACouch

Okay, losing a parent is absolutely the worst thing that can happen to a person rather than losing a child and now you're wishing it upon other people? You seriously need a therapist. Like yesterday.

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