Kerry Washington on SNL: How'd She Do?

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She's playing everyone's favorite President-loving political fixer on Scandal season 3 but Kerry Washington hosted Saturday Night Live and demonstrated that she can wear more than just a White Hat. 

Washington is the 9th Black woman to host the show in its entire 38 year run, and of the 137 actors to grace the stage as cast members, only 4 of them have been African-American.

Throughout the evening, Kerry helped SNL make fun of themselves for their recent diversity issues, chiefly by pointing out that there isn't really much diversity on the show at all.

They jumped right into their self-mockery with the cold open, featuring Kerry Washington as both Michelle Obama and Oprah.

Washington also took to song and dance with a spoof of "What Does The Fox Say?" alongside Jay Pharoah. Check out "What Does My Girl Say?" and two more videos from the night after the jump.

Washington's monologue about Scandal had cast members asking her for help. Perhaps Olivia Pope's greatest threat is red wine on her white pants suits.

Washington, Pharoah, and Keenan Thompson discuss Barack Obama and his declining approval ratings among Black voters.

What did you think of Kerry Washington's SNL debut? How'd she do?


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Four Black women


Bad research points to the author of this article. To add to RobPRocks: Garrett Morris, Danitra Vance, Eddie Murphy, Jay Pharaoh, Kenan Thompson, Ellen Cleghorne, Chris Rock, Damon Wayans AND Tim Meadows, Tracy Morgan, Danitra Vance, Maya Rudolph, Finnesse Mitchel (he suuucked), Dean Edwards (was never really used).


Garrett Morris, Danitra Vance, Eddie Murphy, Jay Pharaoh, Kenan Thompson, Ellen Cleghorne, Chris Rock, Damon Wayans… that's 8 off the top of my head. Where are you getting 4 African-American cast members from?


Washington like Beyonce has to show her Blackness at times just to stay in the graces of the people. Kerry like Samuel L Jackson and spike lee and Al Sharpton are racist. Kerry Washington like Eva Longoria are struggling to hang on to employement so they will say anything Hollywood tells her to say. She is a NOBODY but she will pause and lash out at any white conservative- just like Eva.