“Saturday Night Live” turned the stage over to its biggest outgoing star in the final cold open of the season.
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial sparked a revolting online circus. By joining in, “SNL” proved it’s no longer influencing meme culture but instead embracing its worst impulses.
“Saturday Night Live” opened its show this week with “live” coverage of the celebrity trial that is consuming America.
“Good evening, everyone,” Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost said at the top of the segment. “Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, whether you want it to be one or not.”
Benedict Cumberbatch opened the show by donning an unfortunate Renaissance-Faire wig and rattling off some questionable reproductive health facts.
The “Weekend Update” anchors questioned the ulterior motives behind Musk’s attempts to buy Twitter.
The QAnon congresswoman was joined by Anthony Fauci, Elon Musk, Donald Trump and more, all of whom shared their Easter messages on “SNL”.