Kate McKinnon kicks off the penultimate episode of the 46th season of Saturday Night Live, returning to the shoes of Dr. Anthony Fauci (and glasses and wig) to give a press conference on the CDC̵
In addition, for the second week in a row, all the actors of the show appeared in the cold open sketch.
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The first scene was titled “The Man Enters the Bar,” starring Beck Bennett as the incumbent and Eddie Bryant as the bartender. “Do I still have to wear a mask indoors?” He asked.
“You’re not really doing it,” she replied. He immediately took off his mask and it followed with “as long as you are vaccinated”.
When he said it wasn’t, she said it was bad, but he said, “Well, I go to a bar at 11 o’clock in the morning, did you really think I was exhausted?” Because it’s up to you. “
“You’re right, I deserve COVID,” she said.
Dr. Fauci of McKinnon returned to note that it may not be the right takeover, but “the real idea is that we need to trust each other.”
The next scene was “Friendly Sky,” with Bowen Ian playing the airline passenger and Ego Nwudim the airline. He wore a mask around his chin and called out to the flight attendant, both of whom had to raise their eyebrows. He was ordering a drink, and she indicated that when she was not drinking, she should keep her mask. However, when he said he had been stuck inside for more than a year and asked him if he wanted to “explode,” she replied, “You know I do, King.”
“The lesson was to be, you need masks on planes, not all excited now,” Dr. Faukey told McKinnon.
Alex Moffat and Cecily Strong acted as two people at a “pretty big gathering.” Neither was wearing a mask, but he expressed concern and asked if they should be, given the scale of the event.
“It’s not necessary because we’re outside – the Capitol building,” Strong replied, then pulled out a gun. “Come on now, let’s get them.”
Moffat put on a MAGA hat, which resulted in wide-open eyes but a stone-faced McKinnon-as-Dr. Foki isn’t quite sure what to say at first. After all, their information was accurate when it came to the need to wear a mask or not, even if it was delivered in a disturbing way.
Two of the newest members of the season, Lauren Holt and Punk Johnson, played a basic scenario for workers in which Johnson wanted to enter the Holt store.
“I still ask customers to wear a mask, with respect,” Holt said.
“But I don’t need a mask, I’m gay,” Johnson said.
“I’m an ally, too.” The first hot dog is on me, Holt said.
Dr. Fauki of McKinnon went on to say that “being an ally is great, but it has nothing to do with the safety of masks. Does she also run a hot dog shop? This left me with more questions. “
Andrew Dismox and Chloe Finneman, both masked, portray “two young men who began dating during the pandemic,” as Dr. Fauci told McKinnon. They were in an outdoor dining scenario, so they noted that they could both take off their masks. Unfortunately for him, he revealed a goat’s chin and she “didn’t like the bottom of it [his] face. “His suggestion? To put the mask on her eyes, which works. Kyle Mooney showed up to try to extend the scene, and McKinnon’s Dr. Fauci closed it, saying, ‘I think it’s the doctor who “He takes improvisation lessons. Because that’s what everyone wants to do with a doctor: improvise.”
The focus then turned to public transport, with Melissa Vilasenor noting that masks would still be available on all buses, subways and ferries. But Pete Davidson still had another question: “Where to masturbate because buses, ferries and the subway sound like great opportunities.”
Strong returned to play a school scene with Chris Red, noting that fully vaccinated parents should not wear masks to pick up their children from school. “But do I have to be a parent?” He said.
Mooney, Kenan Thompson, Heidi Gardner and Mikey Day portrayed four friends from three different households who were only half vaccinated – and “traveling by train from Florida to the United Kingdom.” One of them, according to them, was old while one was a baby, so how many masks should they wear and in what order? Dr. Faucy of McKinnon called it a mystery.
The last part of the sketch was called “Society is Good Again: A Vision for the Future,” in which Bennett, Bryant, Nuodim, and Ian danced and discussed how “everyone got the vaccine so we never need masks again.” What can be done with all the masks purchased in the last year plus? Young would use hers as a “parachute for my hamster,” while Nvodim turned two of her into bikinis and Bennett turned one of them into bikinis. Noting that they can solve everything, Bennett wants to turn his attention to Israel.
But seriously, in short, McKinnon’s Dr. Fauci reminded everyone to get the vaccine and “enjoy life without masks.”
“Saturday Night Live” is broadcast live from coast to coast on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC. The finale of season 46 will air on May 22, with Anya Taylor-Joy hosting and Lil Nas X as musical guests.
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