On Tuesday, August 11, Joe Biden announced former Presidential candidate and California Senator Kamala Harris would be his running mate for the upcoming November elections.
Comedy fans everywhere were especially excited about this news because they knew what it meant: Maya Rudolph would be returning to Saturday Night Live to reprise her Emmy-nominated role.
Now that @KamalaHarris is officially a VP nominee, we better see a lot more @MayaRudolph on @nbcsnl. 😂 https://t.co/Bl8aKYAFJH— POPSUGAR (@POPSUGAR) 1597186203.0
Maya Rudolph was actually recording a panel discussion with Entertainment Weekly when news broke of Biden's VP pick.
When told of the big announcement, she commented:
"Oh sh*t! That's spicy."
"I'm as surprised as you are, guys. That's spicy." - a delighted Maya Rudolph tells @EW https://t.co/SLysCWJPPY— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah Boxer) 1597235381.0
She also said of her returning to SNL:
"I love going to the show. Any excuse I can get, I love. I just didn't really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there's anyone that can work it out I'm sure Lorne [Michaels] has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there."
"Ever since I was a kid, truly, I wanted to be on any kind of SCTV, Saturday Night Live, and I can't believe that I got to work there, and I can't believe that it's my family still."
"I'm so thrilled to even be associated with the show and that I got to go back. It's like the gift that keeps on giving. Honestly, it's my favorite place to play."
Maya Rudolph was filming a panel with @EW when news broke that Kamala Harris is the VP pick. Yes, she is ready to d… https://t.co/woZuJFDUMT— Jillian Sederholm (@Jillian Sederholm) 1597180183.0
Meanwhile, comedy fans everywhere rejoiced at the opportunity for more Maya Rudolph!
Political me: a pretty good choice, all things considered. Comedy me: more MayaRudolf on SNL!!!!— rev. topher mehlhoff (he/him) (@rev. topher mehlhoff (he/him)) 1597184800.0
It looks like Rudolph will have her Saturdays booked for the foreseeable future.
@GMA Can't wait for the SNL skits with Maya Rudolf. https://t.co/nJaGVcX0qG— Traveshamockery (@Traveshamockery) 1597177783.0
Maya Rudolf is ready https://t.co/HJj2Gg04Z0— Katie Guenther (@Katie Guenther) 1597177685.0
Maya Rudolf will not be out of work for the next four years 😂😂— Yappa Yappa ✊🏿 (@Yappa Yappa ✊🏿) 1597179698.0
You know you've made it big as a politician when you have your own SNL impressionist.
https://t.co/BjyScvAd8U— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@Saturday Night Live - SNL) 1597184508.0
Maya Rudolph arriving at NBC to renegotiate a contract with SNL https://t.co/FosD5jBbTf— Declan Cashin (@Declan Cashin) 1597181135.0
This is the America the founding fathers prayed for.
FOUR YEARS OF MAYA RUDOLPH!!! WE WON!!! https://t.co/ttEus4wyqT— Ben Yahr (@Ben Yahr) 1597177601.0
It's Maya Rudolph's TIME TO SHINE— Jessica Valenti (@Jessica Valenti) 1597177448.0
Saturday Night Live is currently on hiatus but will likely be returning this fall in the same socially-distanced format they ended they ended their last season with.
Fans can almost certainly expect Rudolph to drop in at least once.