Tom Hanks joined the cast of Saturday Night Live to host the first at-home episode of the hilarious sketch show.
The comedy cast came together on Zoom to record NBC’s Saturday Night Live At Home from their houses due to the coronavirus lockdown.
And, it was just as silly as when they were in the studio.
“Live from Zoom, it’s sometime between March and August,” announced Kate McKinnon to open the show.
Trying to maintain some regularity in the episode, SNL was hosted by legendary actor Tom, 63, and featured music from Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
During the episode, the camera panned across Tom’s kitchen to where the actor stood dressed in a suit.
Commending the applause sound effects, Tom admitted it was ‘weird’ to be working from home.
“It’s good to be here, but it’s also weird to be here hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ from home,” he announced.
“It is a strange time to try and be funny, but trying to be funny is ‘SNL’s’ whole thing, so what the heck, let’s give it a shot.”
He went on to refer to himself as the celebrity ‘canary in a coal mine’ after catching coronavirus last month.
“Ever since being diagnosed I have been more like America’s dad than ever before since no one wants to be around me very long and I make people uncomfortable,” Tom joked.
“This ‘Saturday Night Live’ is going to be a little different, for one thing it’s been filmed entirely by the ‘SNL’ cast who are currently quarantined in their homes.
“Also, there’s no such thing as Saturdays anymore.
“And we’re not really live, but we’re doing everything we can to make this feel like the ‘SNL’ you know and love.”
The show went on to feature some hilarious sketches from the cast, including one where Pete Davidson made a Drake music video parody from his mum’s basement.
Later on in the show, Kate McKinnon appeared at U.S Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and there was also an appearance by Chloe Fineman as none other than Carole Baskin.
Alec Baldwin called in as Donald Trump, and slammed the current president in his typical comedy style.
“My approval rating is up, my TV ratings are through the roof and every night at 7 p.m. all of New York claps and cheers for the great job I’m doing,” the impersonator said.
After making a recovery from coronavirus himself, Tom signed off the show by urging everyone to stay safe during the ongoing pandemic.
SNL joined a number of late-night shows that have returned to screens while being filmed from celebrity homes.
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