There’s no character that Kate McKinnon can’t play! The longtime SNL cast member just popped up again as none other than Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in quarantine. It turns out that 87-year-old Ruth, like many Americans, has been passing the time with at-home workouts. “Well, hello — I’m Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and I wanted to say a heartfelt hello to everyone who is stuck inside,” Kate’s Ruth began in front of a painted image that read, “RBG’s Workout Corner.” We’re guessing she means all of us? “I wanted to show you some workouts you can do inside to — you know — stay fit and healthy and work all the major muscle groups of the body,” she continued.
“You got the abs, gams, tuchus, chicken wings, and uh — critical thinking,” she listed. “Ruth” had us at abs, but the rest of the list definitely sounds like a very different kind of workout! “All you need for a good at-home workout is a jump rope and some weights,” she went on, hilariously holding up a piece of string and Q-tips. “You gotta remember to start by cleaning your equipment and you can use Lysol wipes,” Kate’s Ruth added, referencing 2020’s hottest accessory. Instead of the anti-bacterial wipes that America just can’t seem to get their hands on (add toilet paper to that list), she hilariously grabbed a large white beach towel and wrapped herself up!
The bizarre workout tips continued with a show-and-tell of “Ruth’s” weights! “These are my punching bags — Kavanaugh and Gorsuch,” she continued holding up two tea bags, referencing supreme court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Ouch! She went on to start working up a sweat — rocking a black “Super Diva” sweatshirt, may we add — and the entire thing was hilarious! “You gotta pee a little bit every time you move — that’s normal. That’s the burn!” she advised.
It turns out that the 87-year-old had a certain fellow in mind as she was working up a sweat. Lifting batteries as weights, she quipped, “you gotta get fit to post your thirst traps, I hope my crush sees this.” Of course, Kate’s Ruth didn’t stop there — and even admitted who the mystery man was! “Dr. Fauci, answer my DMs!” she bluntly added, staring directly at the camera. While we aren’t sure if the 79-year-old director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was watching, we sure hope he was for “Ruth’s” sake!
She went on to do a slow and — rather sexy breakdown — dubbed the “slow burn” just for the doctor! While her workout routine may have been — erm, less than traditional — it definitely brought the laughs!