‘Man, what’s wrong with white people’: SNL sketch uncovers missing surveillance footage of Johnny Depp staff finding ‘booboo’ left by Amber Heard in bed
- The skit begins with Kate McKinnon mocking MSNBC viewers saying they “have nowhere else to put their anger”
- Depp, played by Kyle Mooney, accuses Amber Heard of having a “fecal delivery” in his bed, recalling the actor’s actual words during the trial
- Kenan Thompson plays the hapless security guard who makes the grisly discovery that prompts co-star Ego Nwodim to utter: ‘What’s wrong with white people’
- The show was hosted by Selena Gomez, who did not appear in the sketch, with musical guest Post Malone
SNL has claimed to have found footage of the infamous poop left in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s bed during the cold open skit for Saturday’s show.
Depp, played by Kyle Mooney in the skit, relayed his real-life allegation that his ex-wife left a “fecal delivery” on his bed in Los Angeles.
Asked by his lawyer, played by Aidy Bryant, how he felt finding out that someone had used his bed as a toilet, Depp replies: “I felt very sad.”
In the sketch, the courtroom watched a video showing Kenan Thompson playing a security guard making the gruesome discovery. Thompson refers to feces as “dookie” and “boobo”.
Thompson then calls out another member of Depp’s staff played by Ego Nwodim and the pairs debate who left the ‘dookie’.
Nwodim then exclaims, ‘Dude, what’s wrong with white people?’
They are also joined as the couple’s staff by Melissa Villasenor and Chris Redd.
Kenan Thompson, Ego Nwodim and Melissa Villasenor played the Depp and Heard staffers who made the gruesome discovery
In the skit, Depp tells the courtroom, “I guess I’m known for being a real nightmare”
The sketch prompted Depp’s constant smirk during the trial
The skit opened with Kate McKinnon as MSNBC host Nicole Wallace listing a number of perceived bigger issues facing America other than the Depp/Heard lawsuit.
McKinnon jokes about the news network tanking: “You watch MSNBC because you have nowhere to put your anger.”
When introducing coverage of the case, McKinnon calls it a “cuckoo trial.”
Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, was Heidi Gardner, who echoed Heard’s actual claims that the feces came from the couple’s dogs and argued that the video should not be shown.
Amber Heard did not appear in the sketch.
Judge Penny Azcarte, played by Cecily Strong, retorts: “It’s true, but I’m going to allow it, because it looks like fun. And this trial is for fun!
At another point, the judge asks Depp if he finds the trial amusing to which he replies: “A little, yes”.
The judge then says, “Me too. You’re a bad Captain Jack” as she pulls out a glass of white wine from under her bench.
Strong continues: “I think I’ve seen enough. This trial has given me a lot to think about. On the one hand, I believe Mr. Depp’s story. But on the other hand, your little smile Constant lets me know. She’s not the first woman you’ve driven so crazy she pooped in your bed.
Mooney’s Depp smiled as he told the judge, “I guess I’m known to be a real nightmare.”
Heard did not appear in the sketch but his lawyer Elaine Bredehoft was played by Heidi Gardner
The episode was hosted by Selena Gomez, who did not appear in Depp’s sketch, and featured musical guest Post Malone. The show’s season finale airs next week and will be hosted by Natasha Lyonne.
Depp and Heard’s libel trial resumes May 16 in Virginia.