Saturday Night Live opened its second episode remotely with an appearance from none other than Brad Pitt. The Oscar winner unveiled the cold opening when Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.
Pitt participated locally as a Fauci and attempted to explain some of President Donald Trump’s comments in reports from the White House daily coronavirus task force.
“Yes, the president took some liberties with our directives,” said Pitt. “Tonight I would like to explain what the President meant. “
He then threw a video of Trump’s advertisement of a report and said there would be a vaccine “relatively soon”.
“Relatively soon, it’s an interesting phrase,” said Pitt. “Linked to the whole history of the Earth? Certainly, the vaccine will be made. “
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The Hollywood star of Once Upon a Time then turned to a clip of Trump saying that his administration had done “an incredible job” and COVID-19 would “disappear one day, like a miracle”.
“A miracle is great. Who doesn’t like miracles, “Pitt shook his head.
The cast was a major hit after Fauci joked earlier this month in an interview with CNN that if SNL had hit someone to play him, he would like to see Pitt in the role. Fauci covered himself at first, but when Alisyn Camerota pressed him and gave him a few chances, he replied, “Oh, Brad Pitt, of course. “
Fauci has become a sort of sex symbol, prompting Pitt to joke that “older women” are sending graphic emails to a 79-year-old doctor.
The evening’s SNL episode featured sketches captured remotely due to social distance guidelines in the midst of the COVID-19 explosion. The series aired its first episode remotely on April 11. It featured the role “at home” and included appearances by Alec Baldwin, Larry David and Chris Martin, as well as guest host Tom Hanks.
Speaking about his cooking, Hanks talked about his recovery from the coronavirus, when he first appeared on television, when he and his wife Rita Wilson were diagnosed with the disease.