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SNL: Daniel Kaluuya hosts a game show to talk his family into getting the coronavirus vaccine

Daniel Kaluuya had a difficult time talking his family into getting the Covid-19 vaccine while making his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live.

The 32-year-old Oscar nominee took the stage in the second sketch of the night as a doctor leading a game show in which the contestants were all his family members.

If he could talk them into getting the jab they’d stand to win hundreds or thousands of dollars, along with peace of mind.

True story: Daniel Kaluuya, 32, made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live. The Oscar nominee starred in a sketch as a doctor on a game show trying to get his family to take the Covid-19 vaccine

It turned out to be harder than he expected, because even though the science was on his side, his family all had terrible, poorly thought out reasons for not getting vaccinated.

He asked his cousin, played by Chris Redd, if he would be getting the vaccine, especially considering he was at risk because he had diabetes and had been shot in the lungs in the past.

Unfortunately, he was wasn’t willing to do it because he worried about being ‘first,’ even though millions have already gotten the vaccine.

‘But I never get sick because I sleep in my socks!’ he added bizarrely.

Uh oh: It turned out to be harder than he expected, because even though the science was on his side, his family all had terrible, poorly thought out reasons for not getting vaccinated

Uh oh: It turned out to be harder than he expected, because even though the science was on his side, his family all had terrible, poorly thought out reasons for not getting vaccinated

Not a good sign: His cousin (Chris Redd) had health problems, but he still wouldn't get it. 'But I never get sick because I sleep in my socks!' he added bizarrely

Not a good sign: His cousin (Chris Redd) had health problems, but he still wouldn’t get it. ‘But I never get sick because I sleep in my socks!’ he added bizarrely

The show opened with Chloe Fineman playing Britney Spears doing another episode of her fake talk show Oops, You Did It Again in which she judged people ranging from Lil Nas X for his Montero music video to Pepé Le Pew and embattled Congressman Matt Gaetz.

In his monologue, Daniel poked fun at his Golden Globes acceptance speech, when he was accidentally muted and started giving his speech without anyone being able to hear him. 

He was back in the next sketch, a pre-recorded video parodying David Dobrick and his Vlog Squad’s pranks, which some of the victims have alleged constituted sexual assault.

Ripped from the headlines: The show opened with Chloe Fineman playing Britney Spears on her fake talk show Oops, You Did It Again in which she judged people ranging from Lil Nas X for his Montero music video to Pepé Le Pew and embattled Congressman Matt Gaetz

Ripped from the headlines: The show opened with Chloe Fineman playing Britney Spears on her fake talk show Oops, You Did It Again in which she judged people ranging from Lil Nas X for his Montero music video to Pepé Le Pew and embattled Congressman Matt Gaetz

Missed his moment: In his monologue, Daniel poked fun at his Golden Globes acceptance speech, when he was accidentally muted

Missed his moment: In his monologue, Daniel poked fun at his Golden Globes acceptance speech, when he was accidentally muted

Gross: He was the victrim of a David Dobrik–like prankster (Kyle Mooney) who pranked him by putting mouse bones in his cereal

Gross: He was the victrim of a David Dobrik–like prankster (Kyle Mooney) who pranked him by putting mouse bones in his cereal

The sketch referenced a recent social media sensation in which a man claimed to have found shrimp tails in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but this time the prankster (played by Kyle Mooney) put mouse bones in his friend’s cereal.

Kyle’s character was guilted into recording a completely insincere apology video, but his next prank could have gotten someone killed after he though it would be funny to drop a flat screen tv from his second floor onto his friend (Kaluuya), who was relaxing on the sofa below.

He seemed to be seriously injured and out cold, and the TV was completely destroyed.

‘I am so sar,’ Kyle’s character said flippantly in a second apology video. ‘And I know a lot of you thought my last apology was insincere. You were right. 

‘Some of my videos could be considered problematic, or crimes,’ he added.

That escalated quickly: The pranks got worse when Kyle's character thought it would be funny to drop a TV on Daniel from the second floor

That escalated quickly: The pranks got worse when Kyle’s character thought it would be funny to drop a TV on Daniel from the second floor

Half-hearted: 'I am so sar,' Kyle's character said in a second apology video. 'And I know a lot of you thought my last apology was insincere. You were right, he said, adding that 'Some of my videos could be considered problematic, or crimes'

Half-hearted: ‘I am so sar,’ Kyle’s character said in a second apology video. ‘And I know a lot of you thought my last apology was insincere. You were right, he said, adding that ‘Some of my videos could be considered problematic, or crimes’

Daniel was back again in the next sketch, which was filmed live in front of the audience.

His character was visiting his girlfriend (played by Heidi Gardner) at the house of her parents (Kate McKinnon and Beck Bennett). 

Once everyone decided to play a game, Kate suggested Rummikub, but Scattergories won out. 

She pretended not to mind and said she was suddenly too tired to play, but then started banging pots and pans around and throwing dishes in the dishwasher to show she was mad, even though she wouldn’t admit it.

She even started running the garbage disposal just to destroy family photos.

The skit ended by revealing itself to be a parody add for Rummikub and the wine she was gulping down. 

Game night: Daniel visited his girlfriend (Heidi Gardner) and her parents (Kate McKinnon and Mikey Day) in a sketch set at their home. They decided to play Scattergories instead of Kate's pick, Rummikub

Game night: Daniel visited his girlfriend (Heidi Gardner) and her parents (Kate McKinnon and Mikey Day) in a sketch set at their home. They decided to play Scattergories instead of Kate’s pick, Rummikub

Making a scene: She pretended not to care, but then she started 'cleaning' dishes by smashing pots and pans in the sink

Making a scene: She pretended not to care, but then she started ‘cleaning’ dishes by smashing pots and pans in the sink

After the break, Daniel and Ego Nwodim put on Nigerian accents to play an immigrant couple, while Chris Redd played their son.

They had just dined at a Nigerian restaurant with family friends and everyone had gone back to one of their houses to hang out afterward.

Featured player Andrew Dismukes played the college-aged son of one of the couples who was studying sculpture in college, and his terrible artwork got some half-hearted praise from Daniel and Ego’s characters.

Socializing: After the break, Daniel and Ego Nwodim put on Nigerian accents to play an immigrant couple, while Chris Redd played their son in a pre-med program

Socializing: After the break, Daniel and Ego Nwodim put on Nigerian accents to play an immigrant couple, while Chris Redd played their son in a pre-med program

Not fans: They complimented a friend's son after seeing some of his sculptures, but they lost it when their son revealed he was doing creative writing instead of pre-med

Not fans: They complimented a friend’s son after seeing some of his sculptures, but they lost it when their son revealed he was doing creative writing instead of pre-med

But they lost it when they learned that their son wasn’t pre-med anymore and was now studying creative writing.

They berated him in front of their friends and even admitted they actually thought the artwork was trash.

After they got so angry at a poem their son recited, they clenched their glasses hard enough to break them.

‘Oh no, we’re bleeding! Is there a poet in the house?’ Ego’s character taunted her son.

Not having it: After they got so angry at a poem their son recited, they clenched their glasses hard enough to break them. 'Oh no, we’re bleeding! Is there a poet in the house?' Ego's character said

Not having it: After they got so angry at a poem their son recited, they clenched their glasses hard enough to break them. ‘Oh no, we’re bleeding! Is there a poet in the house?’ Ego’s character said

Songstress: St. Vincent channeled the late '70s in her first song, which saw her wearing a white blazer with wide lapels and not playing her signature guitar

Songstress: St. Vincent channeled the late ’70s in her first song, which saw her wearing a white blazer with wide lapels and not playing her signature guitar

Annie Clark made her first musical appearance of the night as her guitar-slinging alter-ego St. Vincent, but she surprisingly ditched the guitar and mostly just sang her song.

She had a group of backup singers on the small stage and was dressed in a stylish late-’70s–style white blazer with wide lapels and had traded out her usual raven tresses for a blond bob.

Weekend Update was next, and it featured a hilarious guest appearance from Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon as Wylene and Vanetta Starkey, the founders of Smokey Farms.

Laugh riot: Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon played owners of a slaughterhouse on Weekend Update. They claimed their meat came from morally repugnant animals who deserved to die

Laugh riot: Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon played owners of a slaughterhouse on Weekend Update. They claimed their meat came from morally repugnant animals who deserved to die

Party time: Alex Moffat made an appearance as Guy Who Just Bought a Boat, which was filled with innuendos about the disappointing sex he planned to have now that he was vaccinated

Party time: Alex Moffat made an appearance as Guy Who Just Bought a Boat, which was filled with innuendos about the disappointing sex he planned to have now that he was vaccinated

To appeal to vegetarians, they claimed all the meat that they sold came from morally repugnant animals who deserved to die.

‘These eggs came from a hen who contributed to a toxic work environment,’ Aidy joked as she surveyed a gift basket of raw meats. 

‘I’m sorry, I’m having a hard time believing these stories,’ Colin Jost said suspiciously.

Alex Moffat also made an appearance as a Guy Who Just Bought a Boat, which was filled with innuendos about the disappointing sexual encounters he planned to have now that he was vaccinated and all the women he planned to disappoint with his minuscule manhood.

Odd couple: Next up were Heidi Gardner and Mikey Day for the guest-filled Weekend Update. She played a 104-year-old heiress and he was her young gold-digging husband

Odd couple: Next up were Heidi Gardner and Mikey Day for the guest-filled Weekend Update. She played a 104-year-old heiress and he was her young gold-digging husband

Next up were Heidi Gardner and Mikey Day for the guest-filled Weekend Update.

She played a 104-year-old heiress and he was her young gold-digging husband.

‘I swear to God, she walked by and — aside from the rocker — I thought it was Margot Robbie,’ Mikey said, even though his wife didn’t have all her marbles.

Daniel was back in the next sketch after the break, which took place at a frat house.

Letting loose: Mikey Day played a fraternity brother in the next sketch who wanted the group to rent a house at Lake Tahoe for a weekend of boozing and debauchery

Letting loose: Mikey Day played a fraternity brother in the next sketch who wanted the group to rent a house at Lake Tahoe for a weekend of boozing and debauchery

Sweet: But Daniel's character didn't seem as interested in a debauched weekend and instead suggested they do something with all of their mothers for Mother's Day

Sweet: But Daniel’s character didn’t seem as interested in a debauched weekend and instead suggested they do something with all of their mothers for Mother’s Day

Mikey Day’s character proposed the whole fraternity take a trip to Lake Tahoe, straddling California and Nevada.

But Daniel’s character didn’t seem as interested in a debauched weekend and instead suggested they do something with all of their mothers for Mother’s Day.

Mikey’s character kept pushing back, but the enthusiasm for including mothers spread among the other frat bros.

The sketch ended with Daniel getting some of their mothers on a video chat with the group.

Mother's Day: Mikey's character kept pushing back, but the enthusiasm for including mothers spread among the other frat bros until their moms joined on a video chat

Mother’s Day: Mikey’s character kept pushing back, but the enthusiasm for including mothers spread among the other frat bros until their moms joined on a video chat

The Get Out star was back in the next sketch opposite Ego Nwodim as two singles who met in a dog park.

They struck up a conversation and seemed destined for a meet-cute after she impersonated her dog with a childlike voice.

But when Daniel’s character also tried to talk like her dog she lost it.

‘That’s not what my dog talks like! You made her sound like a damn fool!’ she said, complaining about his baby talk and the fact that he used his real British accent.

Fateful meeting: The Get Out star was back in the next sketch opposite Ego Nwodim as two singles who met in a dog park. She held a cute pug and talked for it with a baby voice

Fateful meeting: The Get Out star was back in the next sketch opposite Ego Nwodim as two singles who met in a dog park. She held a cute pug and talked for it with a baby voice

Didn't see that coming: But when Daniel's character also tried to talk like her dog she lost it. 'That’s not what my dog talks like! You made her sound like a damn fool!' she said

Didn’t see that coming: But when Daniel’s character also tried to talk like her dog she lost it. ‘That’s not what my dog talks like! You made her sound like a damn fool!’ she said

‘She isn’t British!’ she shouted, before he reminded her that he was. 

After another park visitor (Dismukes) had the same objection, they were about to have a fight for the woman’s hand in marriage, only to find that she had skedaddled.

St. Vincent did her second musical performance of the night next.

She continued to dismantle expectations, this time by giving a performance wearing a feathered coat while sitting in a comfy chair, though this time she had her guitar and played a slow-burn solo.

Fast engagement: Daniel got into a fight with another visitor over the same issue, but Ego's character skedaddled after they decided to fight for her hand in marriage

Fast engagement: Daniel got into a fight with another visitor over the same issue, but Ego’s character skedaddled after they decided to fight for her hand in marriage

Rocking out: She continued to dismantle expectations for her second song, this time by giving a wearing a feathered coat while sitting in a comfy chair, though she now had her guitar

Rocking out: She continued to dismantle expectations for her second song, this time by giving a wearing a feathered coat while sitting in a comfy chair, though she now had her guitar

Daniel kept up his active streak by starring in the final sketch of the night.

Kenan Thompson, who Daniel praised during his monologue for his work on the Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel, played a man who was gathering with family for his birthday after having gotten fully vaccinated.

Daniel was his hepcat half-brother, while Cicely Strong made her biggest appearance of the night as his wife.

But they made the gathering awkward when they revealed they were divorcing.

Birthday bash: Daniel played the half-brother of Kenan Thompson's character in the final sketch. Kenan was celebrating his birthday after getting fully vaccinated

Birthday bash: Daniel played the half-brother of Kenan Thompson’s character in the final sketch. Kenan was celebrating his birthday after getting fully vaccinated

Out of left field: But Daniel and his wife (Cicely Strong) revealed they were getting divorced, then decided to sing a strange jazzy song while he played upright bass

Out of left field: But Daniel and his wife (Cicely Strong) revealed they were getting divorced, then decided to sing a strange jazzy song while he played upright bass

They continued to monopolize the conversation when they got up and bizarrely sang a jazzy song, with him noodling on an upright bass that just happened to be next to them.

The hot and cold couple seemed to be feeling extra hot after the performance, because they ducked out.

When others asked where they went, Kenan said they went back to the bedroom to have sex, which he knew because they left the door open. 

Awkward: The two suddenly disappeared, and when others asked where they went, Kenan said they went to the bedroom to have sex, which he knew because they left the door open

Awkward: The two suddenly disappeared, and when others asked where they went, Kenan said they went to the bedroom to have sex, which he knew because they left the door open


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