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SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes


Saturday Night Live poked fun at the moment Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars last Sunday with a skit recreating the moment, followed by a quick firefight during the weekend update despite host Jerrod Carmichael opening the show with a monologue about the world’s fatigue over the scandal.

Carmichael, 34, who has a new HBO special, said he enjoyed talking about the incident with friends on Monday, but now he doesn’t want to discuss the six-day assault where Smith slapped the face Rock for making a joke about his wife’s baldness.

“I don’t want to talk about it,” Carmichael said during his monologue, with the audience laughing as it was clear he was talking about the Oscar drama — without actually saying the word “slap in the face.”

‘But Lorne Michaels said, ‘I think you should talk about it. The Nation needs to heal.”’

SNL wasted no time in spoofing the moment with a sketch of a maniacal Will Smith, played by Chris Redd, scaring lifelong fanboys who witnessed the assault at the Oscars, as well as having Kenan Thomas’ OJ Simpson weigh in on the matter during the show’s weekend update segment.

Saturday’s show also saw the return of Pete Davidson as he sang a comedic new song with Gunna criticizing the feature films while taking pictures of King of Staten Island, which starred Davidson and ran for over 2 time.

Chris Redd (right) portrayed a maniacal Will Smith in a skit recreating the Oscar night scandal. Redd echoed Smith’s worried screams and mannerisms, which spooked both fans

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael (pictured) said he was tired of talking about Sunday night’s Oscars drama where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

Smith (right) stunned viewers when he slapped Rock for making fun of his wife’s baldness. Carmichael said that was all he could talk about on Monday, but it’s gotten old now

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

Pete Davidson (above) made a surprise return to the show with his song skit with Gunna

In his opening monologue, Carmichael said, “If it was Monday, you wouldn’t shut me up about it… It’s been six days.” Doesn’t it feel like it happened years ago?

“On Friday I made a vow to myself. I promised myself never to talk about it again,” the comedian said of the slapping incident before noting that the SNL crew wanted him to talk about it.

Carmichael then used his platform to send a message to former President Barack Obama, saying he was needed more than ever.

“You have given us all hope and change,” Carmichael said. “Unfortunately, I have news for your Barack.

“I think you’re going to have to talk about it. The nation needs to heal.

The comedian also joked about how the slap drama was ruining his recent outing on his HBO special as he wanted to enjoy life as a gay man in New York, but instead has to use his time on SNL to talk about the ‘incident.

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

The host joked that it would take former President Barack Obama for the nation to heal and move past the Oscars slap scandal

Despite Carmichael’s reservations, SNL wasted no time in evoking the slap in the face with a recreation of the moment, as one of the sketches featured an Oscar-winning fan boy gushing to be seated next to Smith. .

Chris Redd’s Smith happily complies with the fan’s request for a selfie but cuts him off when the audio cue plays Chris’ joke against Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Redd’s Smith then lets out a laugh, stands up and a loud slap rings out, shocking the fan, who is immediately spooked and tries to distance himself from Redd’s maniacal Smith who claims nothing happened.

As he speaks with the frightened fan, Redd echoes Smith’s words on Sunday, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” shouting it twice.

“I love the Oscars, man,” he shouts. “I love movies, man.”

The sketch continues with a second fan who arrives on stage and learns what happened as he and the other fan try to get away from the out of control Smith.

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

Redd’s Smith was happy to meet a fan but interrupted him to slap Chris Rock

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

The fan was shocked watching Redd’s Smith recreate the actor’s meltdown

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

The sketch played on how unhinged Smith appeared after the incident

Smith’s jokes didn’t stop there, as SNL continued in their Weekend Update segment where Michael Che and Colin Jost made a volley of jokes about the incident.

The duo joked about Smith appearing to laugh at Rock’s jokes until Jada “gave him that look” and mocked Rock – who has a non-verbal learning disability – for holding each other. hands behind his back as Smith approached him, clearly angry at the joke.

They also pointed out that Smith’s resignation from the Academy would put him on the same list as other outcasts – Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and Roman Polanski – whom they dubbed “Bad Boys for Life”, referring to the latest Smith’s blockbuster.

Che and Jost then brought in Kenan Thompson’s OJ Simpson to weigh in on the matter, who said he didn’t get Rock’s joke and hadn’t actually watched the Oscars.

Thompson’s OJ, however, said he believes Smith overreacted by assaulting Rock.

“I don’t mean you have rage issues, but if the glove fits you,” Thompson’s OJ joked. “Love makes you do crazy things, they say.”

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

In the weekend update, Kenan Thompson’s OJ Simpson (right) joined Michael Che (left) and Colin Jost in cracking jokes about the Oscars night scandal

Oscar jokes aside, this week’s SNL also saw Davidson return, albeit in a pre-recorded sketch, after being conspicuously absent from the show for weeks.

Many thought he would take time off from the show following drama between him and Kanye West after he started dating West’s ex, Kim Kardashian.

Davidson appeared in a comedic music video with Redd and musical guest Gunna, where they sang about their love of short films and how longer movies put audiences to sleep.

Davidson didn’t show up for the rest of the episode and it’s still unclear if he’ll make a proper return to SNL later in April.

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

The Will Smith Jokes performed a surprise comeback from Pete Davidson (left) who performed a comedic movie-length song with musical guest star Gunna (right)

SNL pokes fun at THAT Oscar slap scandal with maniac Will Smith and a flurry of weekend update jokes

Davidson (left) has been absent from the show for weeks amid an ongoing feud with Kanye West while the actor is dating ex-wife Kim Kardashian

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