4:13 PM, Feb 27, 2020


SNL's Cecily Strong receives Michigan care package from Gov. Whitmer after spoof

Posted at 5:16 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 17:16:56-04

Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong was honestly blown away by the care package she received from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after playing her in a sketch a week ago.

"Got a giant and gorgeous Michigan care package sent to New York courtesy of that super cool woman from Michigan ❤️💙❤️," Strong wrote in an Instagram post Saturday. "Thank you @gewhitmer !!! Honestly, this blew me away! And thank you @sudigreen and @frangillespie for always writing wonderful funny pieces. I’m sorry I can’t share with you in person, so cheers to you from afar!"

The package contained an assortment of Michigan beers, which is a poke at the sketch showing Whitmer drinking a Labatt Blue.

Whitmer told 7 Action News' Brian Able that Labatt wouldn't have been her choice beer as a Michigander.

“If I was writing the script I would have made sure we had a great Michigan craft beer in it, not a Labatt’s,” the governor said.

Just asked @GovWhitmer about it:
“If I was writing the script I would have made sure we had a great Michigan craft beer in it, not a Labatt’s”

— Brian Abel (@BrianAbelTV) April 26, 2020

The care package sent to Strong contained a selection of beers from Michigan's family owned Bell's Brewery , along with a few additional items.

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