Weekend Update: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Brett Kavanaugh: Season 44 Episode 1


…..Colin Jost

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg…..Kate McKinnon

[ Colin Jost is sitting at the newsroom desk. ]

COLIN JOST: Here now to comment on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is current Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

[ Camera pans out to reveal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sitting next to Colin. She snapping her fingers with her arms stretched out. ]

Justice: Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry my kittens. [ Justice begins to sing. ] “I’m never going to give you up. Never going to let you down. Never going to turn around.” [ Justice spins in her chair. ] “And retire.”

COLIN JOST: So what did you think of this Kavanaugh hearing?

Justice: Oh my God. The guy was going nuts. Crying and yelling and ralphing and boofing. Seriously, he thinks his confirmation hearing was unfair? My confirmation hearing was they threw me in a river to see if I float. And I did. I floated on top like a little water bug. [ The Justice imitates a water bug floating on top of the water. ] Plus you got Lindsay Lohan Graham out there getting all messy like we’re at a party in Mykonos. Yikes! Hey Lindsay, are you Herbie? Because you look fully loaded. And that’s a Gins-burn! [ The Justice stands up and starts to dance. ]

COLIN JOST: So Justice, what do you think is going to happen now?

Justice: Let’s be real Colin. The guy’s probably going to get confirmed. Okay. And now the Republicans want to do a whole FBI investigation so they can go ahead and vote yes anyway. Hey Jeff Flake, you can borrow a pair of my panties since you’re so concerned about covering your own ass. That’s a Gins-burn! [ The Justice begins to dance again. ]

COLIN JOST: Look at that energy.

Justice: Yeah, I got a little bit.

COLIN JOST: What did you think of Kavanaugh’s calendars?

Justice: Yeah, you mean the portrait of the Judge as a young D-bag? Spell binding. You want to see my calendar from July 1982? [ The Justice pulls out a calendar that reads July 1982. ] This ought to be fun look at this? [ The Justice points to a date. ] Turn 100. [ The Justice points to another date. ] Break glass ceiling. [ The audience cheers. The Justice dismisses their cheer with an arm wave. ] Shut up! [ The Justice points to the final marked date on the calendar. ] Do laps in a bird bath. That’s funny. [ She puts the calendar away and pulls out another calendar from September 2018. Written in big bold letters over all the dates is “DON’T DIE”. ] Now here’s my calendar from today. Don’t Die. That’s it. That’s all I got to do. I’ve been alive so long, I’m restarting my life cycle, Colin. Like a cicada. [ She flutters her fingers like an insect’s wings. ] I’m going through puberty again. I got all sorts of feelings about ‘Riverdale’.

COLIN JOST: Riverdale?

Justice: Yes that Cole Sprouse, looking like a snack to me. Hey jughead, why don’t you come on over and put your head on my jugs. And check out my heart murmur while you’re at it. That’s a slow Gins-burn, what! [ She stands up and starts to slow dance. She sits down and leans in close to Colin. ]

COLIN JOST: Okay, okay. How do you feel then about potentially sharing the bench with Justice Kavanaugh? [ The Justice sits back up. ]

Justice: Oh, I’m thrilled. We’re going to be very welcoming. [ She pounds her fit into her other hand with a smirk on her face. ] The guy likes drinking games so much, we got one planned for him. It’s called quarters. It’s when me and Sotomayor put a roll of quarters in a sock and beat the hell out of him. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Come on. I would never be able to lift a roll of quarters. That’s a self Gins-burn! [ She stands up and starts dancing again. ]

COLIN JOST: Ruth Bader Ginsburg everyone!


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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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