After months of waiting on the result of this past week’s Election Day results and the triumph of President Barack Obama, fans of “Saturday Night Live,” the long-running variety show, were hopeful that the cast would not disappoint in delivering the goods on the defeat of GOP hopeful Mitt Romney. And they didn’t.
Want to Keep Up With NewsOne.com? LIKE Us On Facebook!
Making fun of his straight-laced image, Jason Sudeikis plays a distraught Romney chugging away his sorrows on cartons of milk. In reaction, Romney’s lookalike sons Tag, Matt, and Josh (all played by Taran Killam) try to get their father to join a party with his wife, Ann (played by Kate McKinnon). Bobby Moynihan reprises his Karl Rove impression in humorous fashion, detailing the Fox News Ohio debacle of last week. While not a belly buster, Sudeikis nailed his performance and will surely be playing the beleaguered former Massachusetts governor in the future.
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.