NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at unemployed brothers Andrew and Chris Cuomo when the show returned from a two-week hiatus with Billie Eilish as host and musical guest.
The show’s cool opening simulated a Christmas message from Dr. Anthony Fauci, played by Kate Mckinnon.
The fiction Fauci featured a sad family reunion of unemployed brothers: Chris and Andrew Cuomo, played by Andrew Dismukes and Pete Davidson.
“Hi, I’m ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo in disgrace,” Davidson exclaimed.
“I’m ex-CNN host Chris Cuomo in disgrace,” Dismukes announced.
“And we both lost our jobs due to COVID,” the brothers said.
Mckinnon, like Fauci, also enlisted “CDC actors” to represent situations that Americans could face amid the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19.
“The most important thing is to get vaccinated. And if you are vaccinated, get a booster. And if you’re stimulated, you might want a little crown, maybe a little splash, ”she said deadpan.
Heidi Garner played a restaurant hostess asking Mikey Day to show his vaccination card.
“You mean you lost the one-inch piece of paper they gave you?” He scoffed. “Then you are banished from society. Have fun living in the forest. “
Meanwhile, Aidy Bryant lampooned Senator Ted Cruz by describing how he took revenge on the late Senator Bob Dole, for calling him unpleasant.
“This week I was the one who did not wear the mask at Bob Dole’s funeral … imagine him looking down at his own funeral and the only face he can see is mine,” Bryant gloated.
Eilish, 19, came out for her monologue in a white lace dress with red trim.
“If you don’t know me from my music, you might know me from my hair and my clothes. That’s why I dressed up as Mrs. Clause going to the club. “
Of her penchant for wearing oversized clothing when she was younger, she joked, “It was actually two kids stacked on top of each other trying to sneak into an ‘R’ rated movie.
He then took a photo of acne-riddled 16-year-old Colin Jost in glasses to point out that it was unfair to judge people based on how they looked at that age.
The “Weekend Update” segment made some of the top headlines in recent weeks, including the Jussie Smollett verdict and the spread of COVID-19 in Manhattan.
“On Thursday, a Chicago jury found Jussie Smollett really bad at acting,” Jost said. “It is the worst organized hate crime since my Christian production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof.”
“The CDC believes that the omicron variant first appeared during a recent anime convention in New York. Dammit. The only time they left the house, Michael Che exploded.
The fake host also parodied the latest allegations against Chris Cuomo.
After CNN fired Chris Cuomo, it was revealed that he was accused of sexual misconduct just like his older brother. Well, those two are a good couple, Cuomo told a co-worker, ”Che joked.
A parody satirizing the perfect-looking Christmas cards from acquaintances of a suburban couple featured Miley Cyrus.
“What better way to remind you that I met a celebrity in a restaurant 11 months ago than by putting it on my Christmas card?” Said Punkie Johnson, adding that he only got the pop star to pose for the photo by accusing her of being racist. if it didn’t.
Another sketch on the TikTok broadcast of a distracted teenager featured a video mismatch of eating noodles, ridiculous conspiracy theories, bad acoustic covers of Flo Rida and Lil Wayne, Homer Simpsons with playdough, and hospital room twerking.
Eilish played a teenage girl who invited a lonely neighbor (Mckinnon) for Christmas dinner, only to discover through a series of handwritten messages that the woman is an intolerant schizophrenic killer.
The teenage singer-songwriter was introduced by her parents when she took the stage to give dynamic performances of the title track of her new album “Happier Than Ever” and the closing of the album “Male Fantasy.”
Eilish also played a festive lounge singer who led a group of singers who had uncomfortable bad experiences with Santa, played by Kennan Thompson.
“SNL” returns live next week from 30 Rock’s Studio 8H with host Paul Rudd and musical guest Charli XCX.