Saturday Night Live returned with new material this week, as cast members worked remotely from home, kicking off with an update on the show’s catchphrase: “Live from Zoom, it’s somewhere between March and August.”
The show’s cast members sat in front of their cameras and rattled of one-liners, minus the usual props, costumes, or effects, and featuring guest host Tom Hanks, who has recovered from the virus.
Hanks delivered the show's opening monologue from his kitchen, telling the audience what to expect from the upcoming show: “It’s SNL— there will be some good stuff, maybe one or two stinkers,” he joked.
Pete Davidson filmed a Drake music-video parody from the Staten Island home he shares with his mom, who got credit for co-directing the sketch with him. Meanwhile, Kate McKinnon broke out her Ruth Bader Ginsburg impression to film an at-home workout video as the Supreme Court Justice and Larry David made a guest appearance to bring back his Bernie Sanders impression following the Senator's decision to end his presidential bid.
Cast member Mikey Day became a Twitch streamer who sucks at Call of Duty, while Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney and guest Fred Armisen turned a FaceTime call into a song.
Later, Colin Jost and Michael Che hosted Weekend Update: Home Edition, which included an official update on the pandemic from Alec Baldwin as President Trump. "We have to listen to the experts on this one," he said, including "Jared Kushner, Sean Hannity and the MyPillow guy."
Chris Martin served as the show’s musical guest and performed a cover of the Bob Dylan song ”Shelter From The Storm."