NBC staple Saturday Night time Stay returned this weekend with its first present for the reason that coronavirus pandemic shuttered manufacturing. Nonetheless, in a primary for the sequence, the present was made with out breaking any social distancing guidelines and as a substitute concerned forged members and musicians filming in their very own properties. The final dwell episode of SNL aired March 7, with Daniel Craig as host and The Weeknd as musical visitor. Paradoxically, Craig was there to advertise his final James Bond movie, No Time to Die, which was postponed to November solely three days earlier than he hosted. Nonetheless, it did not cease the actor from collaborating in a Bond sketch.
As New York Metropolis has been hit significantly laborious by the coronavirus, Saturday Night time Stay and several other late-night exhibits filmed within the metropolis had been among the many first TV sequence to cease work. Nonetheless, with this weekend’s episode, SNL adopted what many different hosts had already began doing: producing content material from their properties. The truth is, practically each late-night host has returned in a technique or one other, generally with children or important others concerned as effectively. Many eased into it by producing shorter movies at first, earlier than transferring again to full-length episodes. Conan O’Brien was one of many first to return, however others quickly adopted go well with.
This week, Saturday Night time Stay joined the membership and made essentially the most of it with a model new set of opening credit. In them, a title card with “Saturday Night time Stay At Residence” seems, whereas additionally displaying the SNL band taking part in from their particular person properties. The forged appearances observe the identical format as normal, besides on this model of the credit every particular person is proven doing at-home duties like watering their crops or consuming, with a few of their children and pets making appearances. The opening credit additionally present the musical visitor, Chris Martin, and host, Tom Hanks, neither of whom had been introduced beforehand. Take a look at the brand new Saturday Night time Stay credit under:
Hanks’ look is very related, contemplating he was the primary main superstar to disclose a coronavirus analysis. Each he and his spouse, actress Rita Wilson, contracted the virus in Australia and went into isolation there. Hanks supplied updates all through their battle with the sickness, lastly revealing on March 28 that he and Wilson had been again dwelling and sheltering in place. Different celebrities who’ve had the coronavirus embrace Idris Elba, Andy Cohen, and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.
As Saturday Night time Stay made historical past with its present this week, it solely is sensible the sequence switched up its normal intro. It was a great way to remind viewers members that, whereas it would not be a conventional present, there was nonetheless rather a lot to sit up for. The reveal of Tom Hanks and Chris Martin additionally made for a enjoyable second and shock deal with for the viewers. It is laborious to know at this level if this form of present is sustainable or higher as a one-off, however it looks like followers would tune in if Saturday Night time Stay continues providing at dwelling exhibits.
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