Over the weekend, Tom Hanks hosted “Saturday Night Live” from his kitchen for the show’s first “At Home” edition amid social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is a strange time to try to be funny, but trying to be funny is ‘SNL’’s whole thing, so we thought ‘What the heck!’” Hanks expressed while standing next to his refrigerator.
“In fact, this suit, this is the first time I’ve worn anything other than sweatpants since March 11. My wife had to help me put it on cause I forgot how buttons work,” he revealed.
“We have a great show for you tonight,” he added at the end of his monologue. “Now is it going to look a little different than what you’re used to? Yes. Will it be weird to see sketches without big sets and costumes? Sure. But, will it make you laugh? Eh. It’s ‘SNL.’ There’ll be some good stuff, maybe one or two stinkers, you know the drill.”
The cast then all appeared together from their homes via Zoom before launching into their own homemade video sketches.
The musical guest was Chris Martin and special appearances included Larry David, Alec Baldwin, Adam Sandler and Tina Fey.
The pre-recorded “At Home” episode is the first in “SNL”‘s 45-year history.