Kate McKinnon plays Jeff Sessions as Forrest Gump in hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' cold open

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Saturday Night Live came back from their two-week break swinging, with a cold open mocking U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Sessions' recently revealed connections to the Russian government.

Kate McKinnon reprised her impression of the 70-year-old veteran politician, dressed as Forrest Gump and sitting on a bus bench with a box of chocolates and talking to random people who sit down next to him.

"I always say life is like a box of chocolates," McKinnon's Sessions says to a waiting bus passenger played by Leslie Jones. "Sure are a lot of brown ones in there!"

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Sessions, with his Gump-like Alabama drawl, opened up to every new person who sat beside him on all the different issues he's faced in the past week, starting with the recent controversy surrounding Kellyanne Conway, who was criticized for a photo showing her sitting on a couch oval office with her legs tucked under her like she was lounging around at home.

"She ain't got no legs," Session said of Conway as he held a copy of the much-mocked photo. ""We're about as close as peas and carrots. She's the best talker you've ever heard. They say she could sell stink to a skunk."

As the sketch continued, McKinnon seemed to be on the verge of breaking with nearly every new line, but managed to keep her laughter in check.

Soon, discussions turned to Sesssions' (and other key White House staff members') ties to Russian intelligence, and after being a little too open with the different people, one of the last passengers got off a passing bus and sit beside him was a shirtless Vladimir Putin (Beck Benett).

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"This meeting never happened," Putin said.

"I wasn't gonna remember it anyway," Sessions said as the pair fist bumped.

After Putin walked off, the night's host, Octavia Spencer, came over to talk with the Attorney General. Spencer, who was reprising her Oscar-winning role from The Help, talked to Sessions about the negative letter Coretta Scott King wrote about him 30 years ago.

She also presented him with a pie she baked herself, with the same digesting secret ingredient as the infamous pie from her movie.

McKinnon didn't just mock Conway in the cold open – she managed to sneak in subtle jabs by donning her familiar Conway makeup and recreating her casual sitting stance in several commercial interstitials throughout the night. It was like a game of Where's Waldo, but with McKinnon's Conway.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Alec Baldwin' Episode 1718 -- Pictured: Kate McKinnon as Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the 'Sean Spicer Press Conference Cold Open' on February 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Alec Baldwin' Episode 1718 -- Pictured: (l-r) Beck Bennett as Jake Tapper and Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway during the 'Jake Tapper' sketch on February 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Becky Vu/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Alec Baldwin' Episode 1718 -- Pictured: Kate McKinnon as Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the 'Sean Spicer Press Conference Cold Open' on February 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Alec Baldwin' Episode 1718 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Senator Elizabeth Warren with anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che during 'Weekend Update' on February 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Alec Baldwin' Episode 1718 -- Pictured: (l-r) Beck Bennett as Jake Tapper and Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway during the 'Jake Tapper' sketch on February 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Becky Vu/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Stewart' Episode 1717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Grandma, Pete Davidson as Grandpa Joe, host Kristen Stewart as Charlie, and Vanessa Bayer as Grandma during the 'Golden Ticket' sketch on February 4th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Stewart' Episode 1717 -- Pictured: Kate McKinnon as German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Oval Office Cold Open on February 4th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Stewart' Episode 1717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Grandma, Pete Davidson as Grandpa Joe, and host Kristen Stewart as Charlie during the 'Golden Ticket' sketch on February 4th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Stewart' Episode 1717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber, Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey, host Kristen Stewart as Gisele B�ndchen during the 'Celebrity Family Feud' sketch on February 4th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Stewart' Episode 1717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Betsy DeVos, and Melissa McCarthy as Press Secretary Sean Spicer during the 'Sean Spicer Press Conference' sketch on February 4th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Casey Affleck' Episode 1714 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, and Cecily Strong as Melania Trump during the 'Donald Trump Christmas Cold Open' sketch on December 17, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Felicity Jones' Episode 1715 -- Pictured: (l-r) Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon, Felicity Jones, Kenan Thompson, and Mikey Day during the Black Box sketch on January 14th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Felicity Jones' Episode 1715 -- Pictured: Kate McKinnon during The Princess and the Curse sketch on January 14th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Ralph Bavaro/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'John Cena' Episode 1713 -- Pictured: (l-r) Beck Bennett as Jack Tapper, Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, and Bryan Cranston as Walter White during 'The Lead with Jake Tapper Cold Open' sketch on December 10, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'John Cena' Episode 1713 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Colin Jost during Weekend Update on December 10, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Casey Affleck' Episode 1714 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, and Fred Armisen during the 'Robot Presentation' sketch on December 17, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Felicity Jones' Episode 1715 -- Pictured: (l-r) Beck Bennett, host Felicity Jones, and Kate McKinnon during the Beard Hunk sketch on January 14th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Felicity Jones' Episode 1715 -- Pictured: (l-r) Beck Bennett and Kate McKinnon during the Beard Hunk sketch on January 14th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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