"Saturday Night Live" Returns With Another Home Episode; Brad Pitt Stars as Dr. Fauci

April 27, 2020
Brad Pitt

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Saturday Night Live returned with its second home edition episode, with all the cast members and guests checking in remotely, including appearances from Brad Pitt, making his first (sort of) hosting gig, Miley Cyrus, Charles Barkley, Paul Rudd, Adam Sandler and Bad Bunny. In the political cold open, Pitt played Dr. Anthony Fauci, a month after the real Fauci joked he’d like Pitt to play him on the show. Pitt’s Fauci had some pointed words for President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus response: “When he said, ‘Everyone can get a test,’” Pitt-as-Fauci said, “What he meant was almost no one.” As the cold open concluded, Pitt pulled off his Fauci wig and glasses and spoke as himself: “And to the real Dr. Fauci, thank you for your calm and your clarity in this unnerving time. And thank you to the medical workers, first responders and their families for being on the front line. And now, live — kinda — from all across America: It’s Saturday night.” Other skits on the night included a parody of a cooking show hosted by baseball player David “Big Pap” Ortiz (Keenan Thompson,) and a funny turn by Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny. Other bits included actor Paul Rudd’s Face Time call with an insulting cousin, a send up of a grocery store ad in the age of the coronavirus, and Pete Davidson talking about hooking up while stuck at home with his mom. This week’s musical guest was Miley Cyrus, who covered Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.”