Is Tom Brady the only thing that still works properly in America? SNL skewers QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, social media, Wall Street and the vaccine rollout as the nation’s trusted institutions breakdown
The first episode of Saturday Night Live in 2021 featured special ‘appearances’ from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Brady – but Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump was notably absent from the show’s opening.
Kate McKinnon sat with the QAnon supporter, a GameStop employee, social media giants from Facebook and Twitter, O.J. Simpson and the Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback as she tried to determine ‘What Still Works?’ in 2021.
John Krasinki hosted the first SNL in 2021, and fielded many questions from the audience asking for him to reprise his role as Jim from The Office.
Rep. Greene (GA-R) – played by Cecily Strong – was the first guest to appear on the show, excited to hand McKinnon a gun and offer up the number of conspiracy theories she believes in.
‘First off, I believe the Parkland shooting was a hoax. The teachers were actors and the children were dolls,’ Greene asserted in the skit. ‘I believe 9/11 was a hoax, did anyone actually see it happen. I’ve also told my supporters that they should physically murder Nancy Pelosi, she is this lady I work with now.’
Greene then shared the newest theory that she believed. ‘I think that the California wildfire were started by Jewish space lasers.
The controversial politician then relished in her new role on the House Education and Labor Committee, prompting McKinnon to declare that the government was still broken.
McKinnon’s next guest was Pete Davidson as Derrick ‘Boner’ Evans, the new majority shareholder of GameStop.
While the new wealthy investor expressed his excitement at his luck on Wall Street, it soon became clear that Derrick wasn’t that well versed in the actual stock market.
When asking the burgeoning stock owner who else invested in GameStop, Derrick emphatically declared rapper ‘Ja Rule.’ Clearly the stock market was designated as no longer working by McKinnon.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey were the next guest, with Zuckerberg exclaiming that the platform was still working because ‘not only does it help people form communities online, it has helped people meet and connect in real life.’
‘For example, at the Capitol,’ Zuckerberg – played by Alef Moffat- added.
When Dorsey, played by Mikey Day, asked if his chin beard was working for the host, McKinnon asserted that it was helping her stay a ‘lesbian.’