SNL Opens With Tribute to Paris

In unusual move, Cecily Strong tells Paris, 'we stand with you'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2015 11:01 AM CST

Barely a day after the devastating attacks in Paris, the show went on for Saturday Night Live—but not without a salute to the grieving French capital, reports Rolling Stone. "Paris is the city of light, and here in New York City, we know that light will never go out," a teary Cecily Strong said, in lieu of the show's traditional cold opening. "Our love and support is with everyone there tonight. We stand with you." She repeated the message in French, then kicked the show off with SNL's traditional, "And now, live from New York, it's Saturday night." The show has forgone its cold opening one other times, notes the New York Times: The show after the 9/11 attacks. (More Saturday Night Live stories.)

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