AceShowbiz - %cTaraji P. Henson% did bring her "Empire" alter ego Cookie Lyon to "Saturday Night Live" after teasing it in a promo for the April 11 episode which she hosted. The actress channeled her character as she visited %cSesame Street% and had a chat with Cookie Monster. She also turned Elmo into her fur coat.
Henson also played a lawyer in "Hot for Teacher" sketch where %cCecily Strong% portrayed a teacher who's having sex with her 16-year-old student, played by %cPete Davidson%. "I would say it felt like what Disneyland is," Davidson's character described the experience. The skit led people to accuse the show of mocking child rape.
Earlier on the show, %cKate McKinnon% impersonated Hillary Clinton in the cold open to parody the politician's presidential run announcement. McKinnon's Clinton was seen attempting to take a selfie video to get the support of future voters.
Just in time for "Game of Thrones" season 5 premiere, "SNL" also spoofed "Thrones" in a skit set on the "Eighth Kingdom of Westeros," South Centros. %cNikolaj Coster-Waldau% made a surprise appearance as Jaime Lannister, who closed out the sketch by saying, "Don't hate the slayer, hate the game."