SNL’s Sasheer Zamata Plays Olivia Pope in Scandal Parody


Saturday Night Live - Season 39

Saturday Night Live took on our favorite drama, Scandal, in a hilarious skit with Sasheer Zamata as Olivia Pope last weekend. Girls’ star Lena Dunham made her guest appearance playing Kelsey, a rookie who seems to be a slow learner.

The parody places emphasis on the almost super-human skill set of Olivia’s “soldiers,” with impossibly faced-paced Scandal-esque script delivery. Sasheer is perfectly overdressed in a cream pant suit—an Olivia style staple—and manaages to nail Kerry Washington’s over-the-top intensity. See the full skit on the following page.


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