The NBC variety show opened Saturday’s episode with Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, played by Pete Davidson, in a parody interview on Fox News about not getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
“Our first guest is an American brave enough to stand up and say, ‘Fuck you, science, I know Joe Rogan!’ Cecily Strong’s Jeanine Pirro said when introducing Rodgers.
Strong’s Pirro continues, “You are not vaccinated. So what? Who cares? It’s your body, your choice. And please never use this quote for other matters. “
“Exactly, Jeanine, it’s my body and my Covid. I could give it to whoever I want, but suddenly the waking crowd comes after me, ”Davidson’s Rodgers said.
“In the end, my record is still 7-1. Of the eight people I infected, seven are fine, ”Davidson’s Rodgers replied.
The interview then centers on Strong’s Pirro interviewing Virginia governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, played by Alex Moffat, about his election run earlier this week.
“My victory in Virginia proves that people care deeply about education,” Moffat’s Youngkin said.
When asked who gave him most of his votes, he replied, “People who didn’t go to college. “
Strong’s Pirro then asks Moffat’s Youngkin if he knows what critical theory is, to which he replies, “Simple. That’s what got me elected, ”and adds that it’s not important.
Moffat’s Youngkin then hosted the leader of his parenting task force – Helen Stevens, played by Heidi Gardner – to share her take on what books should be banned in schools.
“When my son brought home a copy of ‘Beloved’ by Toni Morrison, I put down my copy of ‘Fifty Shades’ and said,’ No, a woman? Named Toni? Not in my ‘Merica’.
Gardner’s Stevens said she and a group of other parents have come together and created a list of books that shouldn’t be taught in schools. “Holes” sounded too sexual; the “pride” in “Pride and Prejudice” was co-opted by “the gays”; and “The Great Gatsby” has “too much jazz”.
“’Moby Dick.’ Now this one’s a toss-up. The title is dirty, I love that the whale is white, ”said Stevens of Gardner.
Moffat’s Youngkin expressed his gratitude for the parents who got him elected without the help of former GOP President Donald Trump.
Moments later, the screen splits and Moffat’s Youngkin is shown next to James Austin Johnson’s Donald Trump.
“I just wanted to congratulate Glenn Youngkin and especially myself on a huge victory in Virginia. Glad we did it together, ”Johnson said.
Moffat’s Youngkin distances himself from the former president’s impressionist by saying, “Oh, you can take me off the split screen. ”
” No no no. We did this together, Glenn. … I really want you to stay, ”Johnson said. “It’s great to be, frankly, winning again. ”
Then Johnson’s impression of Trump twists into a rant about “Star Wars,” “Dune,” lasers and swords, and “Game of Thrones.”
“Wow, you are awesome, how do you keep all of this in your brain?” Strong’s Pirro asked.
“Well, I had my ears sealed so nothing would go in or out,” Johnson replied.
Then Johnson’s Trump pursues another inconsistent rant about Chris Pratt, Super Mario, “Eternals” and Santa Claus.
The show then began with the traditional inscription “Live from New York… It’s Saturday Night!” “