Jane Curtin hasn’t changed since “Weekend Update,” but there was no Dan Aykroyd to rebut her this time.
On its New Year’s Eve broadcast Monday night, CNN posted clips of celebrities giving their New Year’s resolution.
“My New Year’s resolution is to make sure that the Republican Party dies,” said Ms. Curtin, one of the original “Saturday Night Live” cast members.
The short five-second clip — Ms. Curtin’s wasn’t featured on the show — went viral overnight and into Tuesday morning, making the 70s-era comedienne a social-media trending topic.
“Jane Curtin is all of us,” proclaimed liberal Twitterer Shauana (@GoldenGateBlond).
And entertainment writer Mark Harris described his morning as “wakes up, checks Twitter, sees that Jane Curtin is trending, sees why, feels happy that 2019 already has its first hero.”
Mr. Harris went on to double down, replying that “‘You shouldn’t wish death on anything!’—a whole bunch of people so dumb they’re getting muted.”
Republicans weren’t so happy at being wished dead by the “Coneheads” mom Prymaat.
“Stay classy, CNN,” wrote conservative Twitter user Cameron Gray.
Town Hall columnist and frequent Fox News guest Kurt Schilichter warned that Ms. Curtin “is free to want me dead and I am free to follow the Founders’ teachings and advocate Normal Americans buy guns and ammunition to provide a deterrent to such aspiring tyrants.”