Amid a flurry of predictions over how the selection of Kamala Harris as Democratic vice-presidential nominee will play out, it became clear that one person will emerge an unambiguous winner – Maya Rudolph.

The actor and comedian played the role of Harris in sketches aired on Saturday Night Live when Harris and other Democratic presidential hopefuls debated each other last year, prior to Joe Biden’s triumph.

The actor portrayed Harris as a politician keen to land a talked-about moment that could be shared widely on the internet, seemingly to the approval of the California senator who said in October: “I fully intend to make sure she has a good eight years of work on SNL.”

Further SNL appearances for Rudolph, in the short-term at least, now appear likely with the actor responding to Harris’ selection by exclaiming “Oh shit” during an Entertainment Weekly panel discussion on Emmy nominees. “I’m just as surprised as you are, guys,” Rudolph said. “That’s spicy.”

YES SHE WAS SENATOR HARRIS!!! https://t.co/nW9tRdJu6D

Rudolph didn’t confirm that she would return as Harris but said that SNL, which will return later this year, was her “favorite place to play”. The show itself tweeted a gif of her character.

pic.twitter.com/BjyScvAd8U

Rudolph added: “I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there’s anyone that can work it out, I’m sure Lorne has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there,” in reference to Lorne Michaels, the creator and executive producer of SNL.

The prospect of a reprisal excited users of Twitter, where Rudolph is a largely popular figure.

The real winner today is Maya Rudolph.

Maya Rudolph arriving at NBC to renegotiate a contract with SNL pic.twitter.com/FosD5jBbTf

I don’t know what I’m looking forward to more: the first VP debate or the string of Emmy nominations for Maya Rudolph.

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