Maya Rudolph's Greatest Maya Angelou Spoof Is The Perfect Tribute

Maya Rudolph's return to host SNL in February 2012 remains one of the most beloved episodes in recent seasons, and the sketch below shows up in Best-Ever lists pretty much every time anybody does one, and it's easy to see why: Only Rudolph's particular sense of humor could combine such a loving, gentle riff on Maya Angelou's gravitas with an indelibly accurate impression, and it never fails to get a laugh when quoted—even from people who haven't watched the show in years. "I Know Why The Caged Bird Laughs" remains one of my fondest memories of both these fine ladies.

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