Brad Pitt portrays Dr. Fauci for SNL's cold open.
The second at-home edition of Saturday Night Live saw a pretty special guest during the weekend. The 'Fight Club' star Brad Pitt portrayed Dr. Anthony Fauci as he tried to clarify some of the confusing messages from President Donald Trump concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Pitt kicked off the segment by stating, "Good evening, I'm Dr. Anthony Fauci. First, I'd like to thank all the older women in America who have sent me supportive, inspiring, and sometimes graphic emails."
The actor continued, "Now, there's been a lot of misinformation about the virus, and yes, the president has taken some liberties with our guidelines."
Watch: Dr. Anthony Fauci Cold Open - SNL
Pitt, who was formerly married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston, then tackled some of the controversial statements from the president, beginning with the clip of him suggesting a vaccine would be available to the public relatively soon.
As per Pitt, 'relatively soon' is an interesting phrase. "Relative to the entire history of Earth? Yeah, the vaccine is going to come fast. But if you were to tell a friend, 'Yeah, I'll be over soon,' and then showed up a year and a half later, well, your friend may be relatively pissed off," said PittFauci.
The actor then tackled Trump's statement that claimed the virus would disappear on its own. The SNL version of Fauci said, "A miracle would be great. Who doesn't love miracles? But miracles shouldn't be Plan A. Even Sully tried to land at the airport first."
The hilarious part came when NotFauci was left speechless when he tried to address Trump's latest briefing in which the President suggested disinfectant or UV light injections could come in handy against coronavirus infection.
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Meanwhile, the latest speculations indicate Fauci could be fired soon. Addressing this, Pitt's version said, "Yeah, I'm going to get fired. But 'til then, I'm going to put there putting out the facts to whoever's listening. And when I hear things like the virus will be cured by taking Tide Pod challenge, I'll be there to say, 'Please don't.'"
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The Hollywood star ended the segment by removing his wig and thanking the real Dr. Fauci for providing 'calm and clarity' during these challenging times. In addition, he showered appreciation towards the medical workers and first responders along with their families for sacrificing their own well-being to take care of the nation.
Pitt closed the bit by announcing the pop sensation Miley Cyrus as a surprise musical guest for the night. The actor's last appearance on Saturday Night Live came in 1998.