“Saturday Night Live” is figuring it out too — how to keep the show going from home … with self-shot skits, and the perfect host, too, in Tom Hanks.
The first celeb survivor of the coronavirus hosted the special ‘SNL from Home’ episode … delivering a full monologue that did NOT use a laugh track (thankfully) but did pump in a little studio applause during his intro.
Right off the bat, Tom said the show wasn’t live — hence the multiple camera cuts during his monologue — but was instead shot by the whole cast at home, and later edited.
Everyone was waiting to see who would play Dr. Anthony Fauci in a skit — he had wisely opted for Brad Pitt — but it didn’t happen. Let’s face it, they didn’t have the services of hair and makeup to pull off those kinds of transformations.
Fauci did get a shoutout though during Kate McKinnon’s hilarious skit about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s home workout sessions. While pumping iron — meaning AA batteries — ‘RBG’ begged Fauci to slide into her DMs.
Other skits included Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che — complete with the usual graphics — and Alec Baldwin doing a Trump “on-the-phone” skit (again, no hair & makeup).
Pete Davidson did his version of a Drake’s “Toosie Slide” music video, but the home tour was slightly less fabulous, and it was directed by Pete’s mom. Remember, he lives with her in Staten Island … even when NOT quarantined.