Saturday Night Live opened its Easter episode with a star-studded holiday greeting from cast members impersonating stars and politicians, including former President Donald Trump, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Elon Musk.

The sketch, titled ‘A Message from the Easter Bunny,’ was hosted by the titular rabbit, played by Bowen Yang. 

‘I may be not the most A-list holiday character but I am the freakiest. A man sized bunny with no backstory, who is he?’ 

The bunny then introduced a number of prominent figures to provide an Easter message, including Kate McKinnon reprising her role as Dr. Anthony Fauci.  

‘It’s your boy, Fauci. I’m still here, turns out I’m like glitter, no matter how hard you try to get rid of me, I’m still in your hair and sometimes in your face.’

SNL’s opening sketch, titled ‘A Message from the Easter Bunny,’ was hosted by the titular rabbit, played by Bowen Yang

The bunny introduced a number of prominent figures to provide an Easter message, including Kate McKinnon reprising her role as Dr. Anthony Fauci

The bunny introduced a number of prominent figures to provide an Easter message, including Kate McKinnon reprising her role as Dr. Anthony Fauci

McKinnon's Fauci was followed by Cecily Strong as Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, cocking a gigantic chocolate rifle

McKinnon’s Fauci was followed by Cecily Strong as Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, cocking a gigantic chocolate rifle

After saying he wasn’t there to give anymore Covid advice (‘I’m not stupid enough to think you’re actually gonna follow it’) he suggested that Covid cases were like Jesus in that they were ‘rising again.’ 

‘Don’t worry, if you get vaccinated, you’re gonna be fine. And if you’re not vaccinated, I’m not supposed to say this, but I honestly don’t care what happens to you. Have fun!’

McKinnon’s Fauci was followed by Cecily Strong as Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, cocking a gigantic chocolate rifle. 

‘Don’t worry, this rifle’s chocolate but the bullets are real.’ 

The show then brought back Chris Redd, reprising his lusty, eccentric version of New York City Mayor Eric Adams in the wake of the subway shooting. 

‘This Easter, I got the best news of all New York. We got him, we got the shooter. Sure, it took 30 hours and the suspect turned himself in but we got him. Case closed, subway’s fixed, ride without fear. I’m not just holding a press conference either, I’m holding a parade, like we do whenever the Yankees win the World Series or the Mets finish a season.’

The show brought back Chris Redd, reprising his lusty, eccentric version of New York City Mayor Eric Adams in the wake of the subway shooting

The show brought back Chris Redd, reprising his lusty, eccentric version of New York City Mayor Eric Adams in the wake of the subway shooting

Mikey Day's awkward Elon Musk threatened to buy Easter, saying he was buying it for 43 billion peeps, making sure to clarify stiltedly that 'that was a joke.'

Mikey Day’s awkward Elon Musk threatened to buy Easter, saying he was buying it for 43 billion peeps, making sure to clarify stiltedly that ‘that was a joke.’

The show then rolled through more impressions, including Chloe Fineman's Britney Spears

The show then rolled through more impressions, including Chloe Fineman’s Britney Spears

Kyle Mooney played Jared Leto, who joked that he was actually Jesus Christ and begging people not to review his new film, Morbius

Kyle Mooney played Jared Leto, who joked that he was actually Jesus Christ and begging people not to review his new film, Morbius

That was followed up by Mikey Day’s awkward Elon Musk threatening to buy Easter, saying he was buying it for 43 billion peeps, making sure to clarify stiltedly that ‘that was a joke.’ 

The show then rolled through more impressions, including Chloe Fineman’s Britney Spears and Kyle Mooney as Jared Leto, who joked that he was actually Jesus Christ and begging people not to review his new film, Morbius. 

The big finish came from James Austin Johnson’s idiosyncratic version of President Donald Trump busting into the sketch. 

‘Excuse me, I was told we were doing Easter wishes and I was not given my turn, this is very unfair. Another example of how whites are being treated horribly in this country.’

Given a chance to speak about Easter by the bunny, he then rambled on a list of Trump’s opinions regarding the holiday, as well as a digression into a meeting with a ‘rude’ Cap’n Crunch at Count Chocula’s 500th birthday and saying he was the one who told Little Caesar to start saying ‘Pizza Pizza.’ 

The big finish came from James Austin Johnson's idiosyncratic version of President Donald Trump busting into the sketch

The big finish came from James Austin Johnson’s idiosyncratic version of President Donald Trump busting into the sketch

The show then gathered the Easter Bunny and all of the celebrities for the tradition ending of 'Live from New York, it's Saturday night!'

The show then gathered the Easter Bunny and all of the celebrities for the tradition ending of ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!’

This week's episode featured Lizzo pulling double duty as both host and musical guest

This week’s episode featured Lizzo pulling double duty as both host and musical guest

‘And you know what? I would love to be bunny, I would be so good with bunny because I told America Covid would be over by Easter, I just didn’t say which one!’

The show then gathered the Easter Bunny and all of the celebrities for the tradition ending of ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!’ 

This week’s episode featured Lizzo pulling double duty as both host and musical guest.

Lizzo paid tribute to her mother and joked about her use of curse words in her monologue. 

The show’s Weekend Update segment poked fun at Joe Biden’s infamous turn to shake hands with an invisible person after a speech (‘She has a name, it’s Kamala’) as well as poking fun at Meghan and Harry.  

During the show’s second commercial break, SNL announced it would return May 7 with second-time host Benedict Cumberbatch and musical guest Arcade Fire.  



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