‘SNL’ Skit About Moms Wanting Grandkids From HomeGoods Is Too Real

Two nations really want grandchildren for Christmas in a new place Saturday Night Live A comic that will totally feel connected to just about everyone. Parents who are ready for grandchildren, kids who might not be ready and feeling pressured, and Paul Rudd, the advertising director who just needs these moms to stop asking for grandkids so he can quit his job for the day.

Paul Rudd hosted the Christmas mini-episode of the sketch comedy on Saturday due to the emergence of the Omicron variant cases in New York, but he actually filmed this little parody on Thursday. And indeed, it feels like an extra special gift for this weird holiday season.

In the infographic, Rudd plays Casey Homegoods, who runs a HomeGoods commercial featuring two repeat shoppers, moms Evelyn and Eileen, played by Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon. The two women are in-laws, and they are supposed to share whatever they like on Christmas. HomeGoods wants to give “real moms what they really want.”

At first they both object, “Nothing, I’m not finicky. Don’t spend a lot of money,” many of us said. When pressed, they finally answer. “Grandsons.”

Rod laughs and asks them to ask for something else, but this dam has opened wide. They still say they want grandchildren, “one of my sons, five grandchildren” and when he notices they need to order something from HomeGoods, says Bryant, “a fuzzy blanket for their grandchildren,” with McKinnon adding, “a cake that understands. With the grandchildren on top.”

When Rod explained to two women that HomeGoods can’t actually sell grandchildren, McKinnon replied, “That sounds like a ‘you’ problem,” while Bryant adds, ‘Can you check back? Finally they dressed Rudd down, and convinced him that, even though he had no children, ‘Oh my God, I want grandchildren. The grandchildren are amazing. They don’t blame you for anything.”

Eventually, Bryant gets a phone call from her daughter Kelsey saying she’s pregnant, and all three shout “We did it!” And celebrate with a hug.

It’s no secret that there is often a special bond between grandchildren and grandparents, of course. And this sitcom makes perfect clear why so many grandparents want to spoil their kids.

Saturday Night Live She has made a name for herself with her holiday illustrations targeting mothers and family life over the years. Remember last year’s “Christmas Morning” music video from last year? Where everyone gets great gifts and mom gets a robe. This is. And they left a 40% off discount sticker attached. Then there’s the “holiday jewelry” ad from 2017, when all moms get a charm from Pandora where they “take one little fact about your wife, and turn it into jewelry.”

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