After putting live production to a halt due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Saturday Night Live cast and crew was still able to premiere a remote episode and continue their weekend routine, but from a distance. The remote episode premiered on April 11 with Tom Hanks as the host and Chris Martin as their musical guest.

The cast was still able to deliver sketches filmed from the comfort of their own homes. Pete Davidson was able to produce two parody music videos – one of them emulating a Drake song, the other of a rapper’s life with only $2000. Larry David did his famous Bernie Sanders impression, impersonating the former presidential candidate’s reasons as to why he ended his campaign in the past week. Chloe Fineman did impressions of Timothee Chalamet, Jojo Siwa, and Carole Baskin in her skit, “Masterclass: Quarantine Edition”.

While there are many more honorable sketches to mention, all of them can be watched on SNL’s YouTube.

The show ended with a tribute to Hal Willner, the man who did the show’s sketch music ever since 1981. He died earlier this week, and many of the cast members made pre-recorded messages and sang in his honer.

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