Pop Culture Fix: The Kate McKinnon Sketch Rachel Maddow Says Is the Best One in 100 Years

We’ve got a blizzard in NYC today! I’ve never seen snow like this in my whole entire life! The flakes are as big as popcorns and it is nonstop! I just saw a dog walk by and it had on a raincoat and a matching rain hat! (It was with its parent; it wasn’t just out for a stroll like a cartoon character.)


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Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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4 Comments

  1. Feeling for that dog. In addition to boots for all the salt on the sidewalks and a little waterproof flannel vest for the snow and wind, my poor baby boy is currently stuck in a giant cone for at least another week :(

    He is not excited about winter storm walks.

  2. *Spoiler for the SNL sketch*

    I watched the cold open and when they didn’t name the host immediately, I was like “Wait is it…is it just Kate McKinnon? As all of us? How absolutely beautiful”. And it was! And I felt seen. Just as I do with her “Dr. Weknowdis” character.

    And SO very excited for another Harley Quinn season <3

    Andand adjacently queer content plug for the movie (of the play) "In & Of Itself" on Hulu. It's hard to explain, but it centers on identity and there's magic and a dollop of queer in the form of a initially tragic story eventually followed by a beautiful moment.

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