"Saturday Night Live" has taken some serious risks over the years, and they chose to do so in kicking off their show with Adam Levine this weekend.
It was no surprise at all to see Jay Pharoah's impersonation of President Barack Obama in the cold open for the show, especially when you consider that it has been far more well-received than what Fred Armisen used to do.
However, what may turn some heads is seeing Kenan Thompson come out as the ghost of Martin Luther King Jr., who was far more convinced with talking pop culture than giving any serious advice to the president upon his second inauguration. He wanted to talk Beyonce lip-syncing the National Anthem, Michelle Obama's hair, and also why there are no black members of One Direction.
The sketch also had a little bit of fun with the fact that it was Martin Luther King Day when the inauguration was made, especially since Kenan's character proclaimed it to be his "day off."
What did you think about "SNL" invoking Dr. King in their opening sketch, and using him to talk about trivial topics? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and you can see some other video highlights from the show over here.