Brad Pitt Plays Dr. Anthony Fauci on 'Saturday Night Live'

April 26, 2020
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Brad Pitt played Dr. Anthony Fauci on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, poking fun during the cold open at the top doc's sex symbol status and at Trump's suggestion that bleach may rid the body of coronavirus.

Fauci is a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“First, I’d like to thank all the older women in America who have sent me supportive, inspiring, and sometimes graphic emails,” Pitt’s Fauci began. “Now, there’s been a lot of misinformation out there about the virus. And, yes, the president has taken some liberties with our guidelines. So tonight, I would like to explain what the president was trying to say. And, remember, let’s all keep an open mind.” 

The popular show returned this weekend with its second at home broadcast that featured new material produced remotely by the entire ‘SNL’ cast.

The NBC show announced its return on Twitter with a video of the cast in a Zoom session, captioned, “We’re back this Saturday #SNLAtHome."

On April 12, Tom Hanks returned to everyone’s TV screen to host the first-ever “Saturday Night Live at Home” episode following his battle with COVID-19.

The Oscar winner performed his opening monologue for the show in his very own kitchen. Hanks, the 63-year-old actor, even made a reference to the hit Netflix docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness.”

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