The last episode of “Saturday Night Live” contained a Canada-themed skit, with references to Drake, “Degrassi” and the CBC.
Guest host Issa Rae played a Toronto correspondent on a French-Canadian news channel in the article titled “Bonjour – salut”.
She stood in front of a green screen image of the Toronto waterfront for a news channel segment called “Drake Watch” and held a microphone emblazoned with the CBC logo.
Rae and two news anchors had French accents as they discussed whether she had seen the Toronto rapper.
She said she had mistaken him for a man in a wheelchair, which refers to Drake’s character Jimmy Brooks from his days on the Canadian series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”.
There were other Canadian elements to the episode “SNL” on NBC and Global – Toronto actor Jim Carrey has returned to play American Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and the Stratford-Ont-raised pop star. Justin Bieber was the musical guest.
“SNL” is back to airing episodes of Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in New York City, after performing remotely during the COVID-19 lockdown last season.