Brad Pitt made his “Saturday Night Live” debut with Dr. Anthony Fauci in the second “SNL at Home” opened cold this weekend. Pitt’s Fauci sought to clarify some of US President Donald Trump’s most extravagant claims about the coronavirus, trying to explain what Trump “was really trying to say.”
“And remember, let’s all keep an open mind,” began Pitt’s Fauci.
Pitt then checked several Trump clips in the past month or so, starting with Trump’s claim that a vaccine would arrive “relatively soon”.
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“Relatively soon, it’s an interesting phrase. Relating to the whole history of the earth? Of course, the vaccine will arrive very quickly, “said Pitt’s Fauci. “But if you were to tell a friend, ‘I’ll be done soon’ and show up a year and a half later, well, your friend might be relatively pissed off. “
Pitt finished the sketch by taking off his wig, breaking the character and thanking the real Fauci and the front line health workers from the bottom of his heart.
“And to the real Dr. Fauci, thank you for your calm and clarity in this troubling time,” said Pitt. “And thank you to the medical workers, first responders and their families for being on the front line. “
Pitt then took a beating and started the remote episode of “SNL”.
“And now, live, a bit, from all over America, it’s Saturday night,” said Pitt.
“SNL at Home” on Saturday also featured a new quarantine song by Adam Sandler and Pete Davidson.