Saturday Night Live was back with their second episode of SNL At Home, which stands for “Saturday Not Live At Home” since the sketches aren’t live. But unlike the last one’s cold open, which featured Tom Hanks as Tom Hanks, this one featured an actual cold open sketch featuring a portrayal of Dr. Anthony Fauci, (a.k.a. the doctor from the memes who could barely hold it together while Trump shat out stupidity near his earholes).
Well, Dr. Fauci can now hold his head up high because he has been immortalized by Brad Pitt. Brad Pitt as Dr. Fauci is more like “sandpaper-voiced high school principal who smokes an entire pack of cigarettes in his car during lunchtime and perks up whenever somebody tells him he kind of looks like the guy on the spaghetti jars” but this was Dr. Fauci’s wish! Dr. Fauci recently joked to CNN that he wants Brad to play him on SNL and his wish was granted!
Brad took some time off from recreating the Ghost pottery wheel scene with his maybe-maybe-not girlfriend, Alia Shawkat, to host SNL At Home, and, as expected, it was full of political shit-throwing (I mean, Trump recently “advocated” for ingesting household cleaners to cure the coronavirus––we are basically living in a 24-hour SNL sketch).
According to The Daily Beast, Brad’s impression of Dr. Fauci started off accurately enough…
“First, I’d like to thank all the older women in America who have sent me supportive, inspiring, and sometimes graphic emails. Now, there’s been a lot of misinformation out there about the virus. And, yes, the president has taken some liberties with our guidelines. So tonight, I would like to explain what the president was trying to say. And, remember, let’s all keep an open mind.”
…before launching into a full-blown trashing of Trump for another 5 minutes which, after last week, was nowhere near long enough. The best part about this whole thing is that you KNOW Trump is watching all of these impersonations and seething from behind the bathroom door. And the more he squirms, the closer he gets to that nervous breakdown (but then they’d push Mike Pence’s dumbass on us, so maybe there is no upside after all?)
Over the next few minutes, Dr. Fauci presents clips of Trump lying about the coronavirus and his administration’s response. And unlike the real Fauci, Pitt smacked them down one by one.
Brad, who, like most of us, has been pretty open about his dislike of the “Commander-in-Chief?”, also threw in a pointed jab near the end of the bit by breaking character and looking into the camera and expressing what this administration has been noticeably lacking: gratitude.
“Taking off his glasses and wig, Pitt dropped the character and said, “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 frontline.”
“And now, live, kinda, from all across America,” he concluded, “it’s Saturday night.”
Here’s Brad making Dr. Fauci’s wish come true, as the residents of his Make It Right homes in New Orleans are like, “Um, but when are you going to make our wish of fixing our damn houses come true?!”
You can watch all ten million of the sketches here, but below are a few including Pete Davidson, Adam Sandler, and their families doing a quarantine song:
And Cecily Strong’s Gov. Whitmer impersonation :
And Chloe Fineman as the Airbnb host and the annoying guest:
And Weekend Update:
And Kenan Thompson’s OJ Simpson sketch:
And PAUL RUDD!!!:
And Kate McKinnon’s pussy shelter bit:
And finally, Miley Cyrus yodeling out a cover of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here from what looks like the pits of HELL: