Pregnancy Advice From An Unlikely Source: "Maternity Matters" on SNLRebecca Odes
Saturday Night Live’s season opener was hosted by new mom Amy Poehler, and the subject matter was written accordingly. In addition to a pro-breastfeeding send-up of musical guest Katy Perry’s bazongas (“Boobies feed babies!”) by Amy and Maya Rudolph, there was “Maternity Matters”. The premise of the skit: A maternity talk show is hosted by a female OB/GYN. When she can’t make it to the set, her producer takes over. He’s Roger Brush, a gruff middle aged guy with a Noo Yawk accent and a Shel Silverstein hairdo—a recurring Fred Armisen character. When the pregnant women in the audience ask him their authentic, embarrassing questions about intimate “maternity matters”, the answers are predictably…off.
Sorta like if your OB or midwife was replaced by your refrigerator repair guy. Subjects covered include how to deal with nipple changes in pregnancy “If you wanna walk around like you’re wearing two chocolate chips in your bra…” self-esteem and body image issues, flatulence, and of course, sex.
Hilarity ensues. See the clip after the jump.