'SNL' And Kate McKinnon Pay Tribute To RBG In Season 46 Premiere

‘SNL’ And Kate McKinnon Pay Tribute To RBG In Season 46 Premiere

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For the Season 46 premiere of Saturday Night Live, the show minimized Zoom and made its way back to 30 Rock for an episode we won’t soon forget. Not only did the cast and crew perform — for the first time since the onset of the pandemic — live in front of a masked studio audience comprised of first responders, but the premiere’s best moments celebrated, advocated for, and paid tribute to women. Let’s start with SNL‘s quick, lovely tribute to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In a blink-and-you-might-miss it moment, SNL‘s Kate McKinnon, who has played the late Supreme Court Justice since 2012, donned the white-collared black robe one last time in a classy, touching tribute. An image with the words “Rest in Power” over a white rose, a robe, and a pair of glasses then appeared on-screen. It was a tribute that brought a tear to everyone’s eye.