The “SNL” gang dealt with everything from Britney Spears’ pregnancy to the resurgence of COVID and this week’s Brooklyn subway attack.
In the spirit of Easter weekend, Spears (portrayed by Chloe Fineman), Dr Fauci (Kate McKinnon), New York Mayor Eric Adams (Chris Redd), former President Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson) and U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (Cecile Strong) Portrayed by), R-Ga., all shared their holiday wishes, among other things.
“I just pray that my baby is born healthy, happy and with a power of attorney”
“I just pray that my baby is born healthy, happy and with a power of attorney,” Fineman Spears wished during the opening of “Saturday Night Live.”
“Remember six months ago when everyone was like, ‘We need to get her out of this stereotype’? And now you’re like, ‘Someone’s still going to check her authority?’ Fineman Spears said. “Okay, don’t worry, I’m finally free and I have a baby!”
On Monday, Spears, 40, announced that she was pregnant with her first child with Sam Asghari, whom she refers to as her “husband” in a recent Instagram post.
Pregnancy announcement aside, Strong Green showed up — with a chocolate rifle — to share her concerns that the Easter holiday is getting “a little too LGBQRST for me.” However, it wasn’t the strangest surprise appearance.
“Covid cases are a lot like Jesus, they’re on the rise again”
Jared Leto of Jesus Christ, er, Kyle Mooney made an appearance, and McKinnon’s Dr Fauci hit back because “Covid cases are a lot like Jesus, they’re on the rise again.”
This time, in the pandemic that has been going on for two years, Fauci is tired of spreading the same message. “I’m not going to say that,” McKinnon’s Fauci joked of those who haven’t been vaccinated. “I honestly don’t care what happens to you.”
“It’s really me the Easter Bunny”
On the second day of Passover, halfway through Ramadan, the second night of the first Coachella weekend, and a few hours before Easter Sunday, Saturday Night Live kicked off with the Easter Bunny himself, an overly timely hipster reference, and another bloated political skit.
Does anyone think of editing these cold openings? They just get bigger, longer and go nowhere.
“It’s really me the Easter Bunny,” Bowen Yang said in a full furry costume at the show’s promising peak. “Either that or you’re at Coachella and the ‘mushrooms’ are kicking in,” the often perfectly placed actor added, surrounded by an unfortunate department store-quality ensemble designed to moan “hot Halloween.”
“Remember, the spirit of Easter isn’t about candy, eggs, or even bunnies,” Yang joked about the idea of the creature overseeing the watered-down pagan spring festival that Easter contemporary is for many. “It’s about renewal and rebirth,” he continued, omitting the obvious Christian connection with a semi-secular soft shoe. “That’s why I’ve invited people from all walks of life to share their hopes for this Easter season.”