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Put Kate McKinnon’s Mid-Sketch Mental Breakdown on Your 2020 Mood Board

What was supposed to be the debut of a new Weekend Update character for Kate McKinnon turned into one of the most memorable breaking moments for SNL in a few seasons, when McKinnon, triggered by some squeaky “Under Pressure” noises from a blood-pressure machine, began giggling so maniacally that Colin Jost had to inquire to see if she’s alright. “I’m obviously not,” she responded. “I’m sorry you guys, it’s such a crazy time and this is something I started to do to cope. I have a lot of wigs and mustaches at my disposal and it’s a nice way to escape.” Call it new-character jitters, call it the pandemic, call it the pronunciation of “Dr. Wenowdis,” but McKinnon has no regrets: “The one thing that we do know is … no, we don’t know this.”

We All Felt Kate McKinnon’s Mid-SNL Sketch Mental Breakdown