Kate McKinnon is a person who works at a company that makes clothes Dr. Anthony Fauci is back on "S.N.L." as Dr. Fauci.
During an episode of "Saturday Night Live," McKinnon played many different roles. Billie Eilish was both the host and the musical guest.
This season, "Saturday Night Live" was without Kate McKinnon for the first seven episodes because she was busy with other projects. This meant that the show lost one of its best impressionists for a short time. Even though other cast members helped fill the void, "S.N.L." didn't waste any time getting McKinnon back to work when she came back.
Saturday's episode, which featured pop star Billie Eilish as both host and musical guest, had McKinnon return to her role as top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci. In a speech about the rise of the Omicron coronavirus variant, McKinnon talked about her fears about the spread of this virus.
"Do people still think I'm sexy, or are we done with that?" Seeing me on TV makes people think this can't be good. Kids think, "Wow, that Elf on the Shelf has grown up."
She then began to show a series of short scenes that were meant to show real-life situations that people might be in this holiday season.
As a restaurant customer who had lost his vaccination card, Mikey Day played Mikey Day in the first scene. Heidi Gardner, the hostess of the event, told him: "Then you're out of the social world." "Enjoy living in the woods." As Fauci and McKinnon were talking, McKinnon said, "I think you can get a new card."
Another time, Bowen Yang and Ego Nwodim played passengers on a plane and a flight attendant. Kyle Mooney and Melissa Villaseor played a mall Santa Claus and a child who wanted to sit on his lap in a different scene.
Another scene that McKinnon said was about "two unemployed brothers on Christmas Day" turned out to be about former New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Pete Davidson) and the recently fired CNN host Chris Cuomo (Chris Pratt), who was recently fired (Andrew Dismukes).
He said that "We both lost our jobs because of Covid."
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, two members of Congress, were played by Cecily Strong and Chloe Fineman, both with assault rifles. Aidy Bryant played Senator Ted Cruz, calling herself "the weirdo with a beard-o."
At the end of the sketch, McKinnon tried to find something that both of them agreed on. "It's clear that this country is split," she said. That's not all. I think we agree on at least a few things. As a group, we all want to spend time with our family.
Bryant said, "Or run it back alone to Cancun."
Davidson said, "Family is the only thing we have."
That's what Dismukes said as well. Since two weeks ago.
Holiday Spirit: Take a dose this week.
In this sketch, Villaseor and Alex Moffat played a couple who were watching Christmas cards on their fridge come to life. If the decorations and poinsettias around Studio 8H didn't already tell you that this was a Christmas episode of "SNL," this sketch quickly did.
There were Fineman and Day as the parents of a particularly fertile Christian family; Yang and Kenan Thompson as a middle-aged gay couple; and Punkie Johnson, who strong-armed Miley Cyrus (playing herself) into posing for a picture with her. The well-wishers were:
The Social Media Parody of the Week is:
The shortest amount of time that a "S.N.L." character can live is one minute. A rough sketch? Is there going to be a Weekend Update desk piece? How about one?
An interesting math question is put to the test in this segment that pokes fun at the viral video site TitTok and features a seemingly endless stream of one-time characters. Fineman is a conspiracy theorist who is very interested in Blake Lively's clothes. Eilish is a dancing nurse who doesn't seem to notice her own patients; Aristotle Athari is a stand-up comic who doesn't like being heckled; James Austin Johnson is a character called Homer Simpson A.S.M.R.; and maybe 20 or 30 other things we didn't notice.
Jokes of the Week for the Weekend Update
Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che were on the Weekend Update desk, and they joked about the week's news. They talked about Jussie Smollett's guilty verdict and the criticism of Vice President Kamala Harris.
Sketch of the Week: Five Minutes 'Til the Ending Credits
For making it to the end of the show, McKinnon and Eilish did a promotional video for an awful hotel chain. The hotel chain is called the Inn and Suites & Hotel Room Inn.
Eilish's brother, Finneas, shows up as a chaotic valet (who does a few extra things on the side) and Eilish says, "See why Trip Advisor called us a stock photo you can sleep in." As she and McKinnon try and fail to keep from laughing, Eilish says, "See why Trip Advisor called us a stock photo you can sleep in."