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Saturday Night Live: Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy reunites with father Eugene Levy on his debut

Schitt’s Creek star and co-creator Dan Levy turned his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live into a family affair with the surprise addition of his father Eugene Levy.

Levy, 37, gave the home audience a tour of the SNL soundstage before stumbling across his father, who was surrounded by people in hazmat suits and encased in glass.

‘I flew in to wish you good luck tonight, but because I traveled I’m in this isolation box,’ the 74-year-old comedy legend joked.

Father–son act: Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy, 37, made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, which featured a surprise guest appearance from his father and Schitt’s Creek costar Eugene Levy, 74

He added: ‘I didn’t know about the box at the time.’ 

Dan co-created the Pop TV series Schitt’s Creek with Eugene, who also starred in it along with his longtime comedy partner Catherine O’Hara.

The series initially had small viewership, but it gained new fans after its third season when it began streaming on Netflix, before wrapping up its sixth and final season in April 2020.

After Dan headed back to his monologue, the camera lingered on Eugene as he asked the people in hazmat suits to turn his glass case to face the stage.

Safety first: 'I flew in to wish you good luck tonight, but because I traveled I’m in this isolation box,' the comedy legend joked, before asking people in hazmat suits to turn him toward the stage

Safety first: ‘I flew in to wish you good luck tonight, but because I traveled I’m in this isolation box,’ the comedy legend joked, before asking people in hazmat suits to turn him toward the stage

Hitting the big time: Levy opened his monologue by joking that his newfound fame led to strangers stopping him on the street to shout his Schitt's Creek catchphrase, 'ew,' at him

Hitting the big time: Levy opened his monologue by joking that his newfound fame led to strangers stopping him on the street to shout his Schitt’s Creek catchphrase, ‘ew,’ at him

Levy opened his monologue by joking that his newfound fame led to strangers stopping him on the street to shout his Schitt’s Creek catchphrase, ‘ew,’ at him.

But when he approached the audience, a coronavirus safety officer (played by Aidy Bryant) suddenly appeared wearing a plastic visor and carrying an orange pool noodle.

‘When you wanna get chummy, put a noodle in your tummy,’ she said to remind him to stay six feet away from others.

The first sketch of the evening opened with a pre-Super Bowl show staffed by multiple sports analysts, played by Kenan Thompson, Beck Bennett, Mikey Day, Chris Redd and Alex Moffat.

‘Today we come together in the spirit of unity to watch football,’ said Kenan’s character, who was leading the panel. ‘And to murder billions of chickens for their delicious wings.’

Aidy Bryant also made an appearance playing both coaches for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, which required a quick costume change.

Social distancing: Aidy Bryant played a coronavirus safety officer. 'When you wanna get chummy, put a noodle in your tummy,' she said to remind him to stay six feet away from others

Social distancing: Aidy Bryant played a coronavirus safety officer. ‘When you wanna get chummy, put a noodle in your tummy,’ she said to remind him to stay six feet away from others

The whole gang: The first sketch of the evening opened with a pre-Super Bowl show staffed by multiple sports analysts, played by Kenan Thompson, Beck Bennett, Mikey Day, Chris Redd and Alex Moffat

The whole gang: The first sketch of the evening opened with a pre-Super Bowl show staffed by multiple sports analysts, played by Kenan Thompson, Beck Bennett, Mikey Day, Chris Redd and Alex Moffat

Double trouble: Aidy Bryant also made an appearance playing both coaches for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, which required a quick costume change

Double trouble: Aidy Bryant also made an appearance playing both coaches for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, which required a quick costume change

After the break, Mikey was back as the guide on a Universal Studios tram tour, with Ego Nwodim playing the uninterested driver (‘Don’t involve me.’) and Dan playing a trainee.

Dan’s trainee admitted he’d started drinking coffee to get through the day, even though he wasn’t a regular drinker, before launching into a bizarre Back To The Future fan theory.

‘Doc basically groomed Marty to like molest him, but then the Doc regretted it so the reason he built the time machine was to go back in time to prevent him from molesting Marty,’ he suggested in front of the stunned tour guide.

Dan kept spouting out inappropriate information to the guests, like how he thinks of Wayne Knight’s Seinfeld character Newman whenever he doesn’t want to get aroused.

New guy: After the break, Mikey was back as the guide on a Universal Studios tram tour, with Ego Nwodim playing the uninterested driver ('Don't involve me.') and Dan playing a trainee

New guy: After the break, Mikey was back as the guide on a Universal Studios tram tour, with Ego Nwodim playing the uninterested driver (‘Don’t involve me.’) and Dan playing a trainee

Hyped up: Dan's character wasn't a regular coffee drinker, and he got so caffeinated that he launched into bizarre fan theories about Doc Brown from Back To The Future being a pedophile

Hyped up: Dan’s character wasn’t a regular coffee drinker, and he got so caffeinated that he launched into bizarre fan theories about Doc Brown from Back To The Future being a pedophile

Next up was a faux commercial that initially seems like it’s for a phone sex hotline. 

‘Are you bored?’ Heidi Gardner asks breathily. ‘You used to want sex, but you’re in your late 30s now.’

Bowen Yang appears on a bed to say, ‘I need a new fantasy.’

‘Then you need Zillow,’ Heidi says. ‘Real estate is your sex now and our listings are just standing by.’

The soft-focus clip then shows people browsing real estate prices in moments of passion.

‘I’d never live in north Carolina,’ Levy says in closeup. ‘But if I did I could own a big, gross mansion.’

Next up is a faux commercial for what seems like a phone sex number. 'You used to want sex, but you’re in your late 30s now,' Heidi Gardner jokes, before revealing its for Zillow

Next up is a faux commercial for what seems like a phone sex number. ‘You used to want sex, but you’re in your late 30s now,’ Heidi Gardner jokes, before revealing its for Zillow

Erotic real estate: Dan and Bowen Yang browse houses they can't afford instead of having sex

Erotic real estate: Dan and Bowen Yang browse houses they can’t afford instead of having sex

Fantasy: 'I'd never live in north Carolina,' Levy says in closeup. 'But if I did I could own a big, gross mansion.'

Fantasy: ‘I’d never live in north Carolina,’ Levy says in closeup. ‘But if I did I could own a big, gross mansion.’

Levy returned after the break for a sketch about a Super Bowl party with a group of friends.

After some quick greetings, all the friends decide to take their masks off because they’ve been ‘super safe.’ 

But then everyone starts revealing that they’ve been taking plenty of risks, like Chris Redd’s character, who has been keeping up with his wrestling club, which his friends just laugh off.

‘We are doing everything right,’ they say, before the skit takes an absurd turn as everyone sticks their hands into a pot full of chili and slathers it all over their faces.

Heidi Gardner mentions that she can’t taste it, and Beck Bennett says he can’t smell it, at which point Kate McKinnon appears as Dr. Anthony Fauci to say everything has been a PSA sponsored by Cheetos and Durex condoms urging people not to socialize for the Super Bowl.

False sense of security: Levy returned after the break for a sketch about a Super Bowl party with a group of friends. They take their masks off because they've all been 'super safe'

False sense of security: Levy returned after the break for a sketch about a Super Bowl party with a group of friends. They take their masks off because they’ve all been ‘super safe’

Out of left field: But they reveal they're still doing all the things they used to, before bizarrely digging into a pot of chili with their hands

Out of left field: But they reveal they’re still doing all the things they used to, before bizarrely digging into a pot of chili with their hands

Stay safe: After they joke that they can't smell or taste the chili, Kate McKinnon appears as Dr. Anthony Fauci to reveal it's a PSA urging people not to watch the Super Bowl with friends

Stay safe: After they joke that they can’t smell or taste the chili, Kate McKinnon appears as Dr. Anthony Fauci to reveal it’s a PSA urging people not to watch the Super Bowl with friends

Kenan Thompson leads the next sketch, a parody of a BET show about Black history in which he invites ‘white allies’ onto the program.

The show goes off the rails from the start, when new cast member Punkie Johnson’s character brings on her seventh grade teacher Mrs. Dinwiddie (Aidy Bryant), because she was the only one who taught Black history when she was in school.

But she’s revealed to have been a math teacher, not a history teacher, and most of her lessons just involved Black haircare products.

Kyle Mooney and Ego Nwodim also make an appearance as an interracial couple, but Kyle’s obnoxiousness leaves Kenan’s character looking puzzled.

‘I mean, he is rich — from birth!’ Ego sheepishly explains.

Talk show: Kenan Thompson leads the next sketch, a parody of a BET show about Black history in which he invites 'white allies' onto the program

Talk show: Kenan Thompson leads the next sketch, a parody of a BET show about Black history in which he invites ‘white allies’ onto the program

Mystery solved: Kyle Mooney and Ego Nwodim play an interracial couple, but Kyle's obnoxiousness leaves Kenan looking puzzled. 'I mean, he is rich — from birth!' Ego sheepishly explains

Mystery solved: Kyle Mooney and Ego Nwodim play an interracial couple, but Kyle’s obnoxiousness leaves Kenan looking puzzled. ‘I mean, he is rich — from birth!’ Ego sheepishly explains

Spooky: Singer Phoebe Bridgers made her first appearance of the night for a performance of her 2020 song Kyoto, off her sophomore album Punisher, while dressed as a skeleton

Spooky: Singer Phoebe Bridgers made her first appearance of the night for a performance of her 2020 song Kyoto, off her sophomore album Punisher, while dressed as a skeleton

Singer Phoebe Bridgers made her first appearance of the night for a performance of her 2020 song Kyoto, off her sophomore album Punisher.

As she did on the album cover, she wore a classic black and white skeleton costume, as did the rest of her band.

The next sketch featured Dan and Cecily Strong as bartenders at a sports bar where the only flat-screen TV had broken just as the Super Bowl was starting.

They both suggested everyone sing ‘football songs’ to occupy themselves.

‘What are football songs?’ asks a customer played by Beck Bennett. ‘Give me an example.’

The bartenders device a Broadway-style song called ‘Hot Damn’ which has almost nothing to do with football, but suddenly everyone in the bar joins in and they whip out top hats and canes to turn it into a big dance number.

Oddball: The next sketch featured Dan and Cecily Strong as bartenders at a sports bar where the only flat-screen TV had broken just as the Super Bowl was starting, so they suggest singing 'Football songs'

Oddball: The next sketch featured Dan and Cecily Strong as bartenders at a sports bar where the only flat-screen TV had broken just as the Super Bowl was starting, so they suggest singing ‘Football songs’

Getting into the spirit: The bartenders device a Broadway-style song called 'Hot Damn' which has almost nothing to do with football, but suddenly everyone in the bar joins in and they whip out top hats and canes to turn it into a big dance number

Getting into the spirit: The bartenders device a Broadway-style song called ‘Hot Damn’ which has almost nothing to do with football, but suddenly everyone in the bar joins in and they whip out top hats and canes to turn it into a big dance number

After the break, Ego Nwodim and Mikey Day were on an altar as they prepared to get married, until Dan and Kate McKinnon interrupted from the audience when the priest gave them a chance to object.

‘Carrie, you’re a rock star!’ they prefaced their passive-aggressive digs at her fiancé.

‘I’m sorry, do I suck somehow?’ Mikey’s character asks from the altar, before giving the two a dressing down that seems to leave them flustered yet turned on.

Big day: After the break, Ego Nwodim and Mikey Day were on an altar as they prepared to get married, until Dan and Kate McKinnon interrupted from the audience when the priest gave them a chance to object

Big day: After the break, Ego Nwodim and Mikey Day were on an altar as they prepared to get married, until Dan and Kate McKinnon interrupted from the audience when the priest gave them a chance to object

Mixed messages: 'I’m sorry, do I suck somehow?' Mikey's character asks from the altar, before giving the two a dressing down that seems to leave them flustered yet turned on

Mixed messages: ‘I’m sorry, do I suck somehow?’ Mikey’s character asks from the altar, before giving the two a dressing down that seems to leave them flustered yet turned on

Fireworks: Afterward, Bridgers returned to sing I Know The End. The tune ended with some ferocious screams from her, and she capped it off by smashing her guitar against a stage monitors, sending sparks flying

Fireworks: Afterward, Bridgers returned to sing I Know The End. The tune ended with some ferocious screams from her, and she capped it off by smashing her guitar against a stage monitors, sending sparks flying

Afterward, Bridgers returned for her second and final song of the evening, I Know The End.

The tune ended with some ferocious screams from her that were audible even as she backed away from the microphone, and she capped off the performance by repeatedly smashing her guitar against one of the stage monitors, sending sparks flying.

The final sketch was a pre-taped clip for the It Gets Better Project, which delivers inspirational videos from adult people in the LGBTQ community to help inspire younger queer people.

But this commercial checks in with people in their 30s now who grew up with the positive messages but are now miserable because of other unavoidable things, like income taxes.

Overreaction: Bowen Yang plays a man who has to move to a new city after he's cyberbullied for a tweet about Lady Gaga's Chromatica album in an updated It Gets Better commercial

Overreaction: Bowen Yang plays a man who has to move to a new city after he’s cyberbullied for a tweet about Lady Gaga’s Chromatica album in an updated It Gets Better commercial

Big mistake: Kate McKinnon plays a woman with two children who curses the day she bought an iguana at their request

Big mistake: Kate McKinnon plays a woman with two children who curses the day she bought an iguana at their request

Bowen Yang plays a character who complains that he was cyberbullied so hard that he had to move to a new city after tweeting out a bad opinion about Lady Gaga’s Chromatica album.

Kate McKinnon plays a woman with two children who curses the day she bought an iguana at their request.

‘They asked me for an iguana. And I got them that iguana,’ she says with a perfect deadpan face.

‘The iguana outgrew six tanks and ruined my floors with its urine, and has taken over my life. And now there’s an evil dinosaur living in my house. So that part is not better.’

'Evil dinosaur': 'The iguana outgrew six tanks and ruined my floors with its urine, and has taken over my life. And now there’s an evil dinosaur living in my house. So that part is not better’

‘Evil dinosaur’: ‘The iguana outgrew six tanks and ruined my floors with its urine, and has taken over my life. And now there’s an evil dinosaur living in my house. So that part is not better’


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