Last night, Saturday Night Live returned with an "At Home" special and featured the cast and celebrity guests doing sketches from their individual homes. From seeing host Tom Hanks looking well to a hilariously relatable Zoom meeting sketch, the episode provided a lot of comfort for everyone dealing with the threat of COVID-19. In fact, #SNLAtHome was the top trend on Twitter last night. In addition to tweeting about the best moments, people also took to the social media site to share what this endeavor meant to them and why it's exactly what the world needed right now.
While the show easily could've used their normal season opener, they opted to go a step further and show the cast (and live band) in their homes during the opening, which was an extremely effective way to begin the show. "We caught up with the cast at home for the #SNLAtHome opening," @nbcsnl wrote on Twitter. Before checking out people's tweets, watch the opening in the video below:
After an episode in March that featured No Time to Die's Daniel Craig and The Weeknd, SNL went a scheduled hiatus. During the hiatus, virtually all late-night productions shut down to adhere to social distancing standards handed down by the federal government. Tonight's episode was pre-recorded entirely remote with cast members writing and filming everything on their own within the confines of their own homes. Here's what comforted fans had to say about the episode...
It's Okay To Laugh
What @nbcsnl did tonight was incredible and brilliant and significant.
It reminds me of after 9/11, when they told us it was okay to laugh again.
Thank you #SNLAtHome.— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) April 12, 2020
@nbcsnl I'm a doctor helping battle coronavirus. I have to tell you that this episode of SNL is incredible. Thank you so much for lifting my spirits and giving me a little more "punch" to get through the days ahead. #SNLAtHome— Shell (@Shaleene_MD) April 12, 2020
Pulling this off during a pandemic is very impressive. The fact they tried it and landed so many laughs deserves applause. #SNLAtHome— Wajahat "Social Distance Yourself" Ali (@WajahatAli) April 12, 2020
The Best Medicine
When we are in a situation that is abnormal, we all search for familiarity.
Saturday Night Live is the constant and the show must go on.
SNL reminds us that laughter is the best medicine.#SNLAtHome— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) April 12, 2020
It's The Little Things
Tom Hanks saying “all you cool cats and kittens” was all I needed from this show thank you #SNLAtHome— Rachel Witkin (@rachel_witkin) April 12, 2020
You have to hand it to @nbcsnl. They've been a constant comfort during every American crisis since 1975. #SNLAtHome is no different. Kudos to them for trying something new and helping Saturday night feel somewhat normal again.— Jason (@JasonRL78) April 12, 2020
Affecting And Reassuring
Tom Hanks introduces Chris Martin singing “Shelter from the Storm.” I am finding this #SNLAtHome kind of affecting and reassuring.— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 12, 2020
Doing It For Us
SNL has done more for us in 21 minutes than Trump has done since this shit started. #SNLAtHome— B. (@NiveaSoftXX) April 12, 2020
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