‘One wild ride baby’: ‘SNL’ ends season with look back at show during COVID-19

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Cast members from Saturday Night Live (SNL) presented a special segment in place of a cold-open this weekend, taking a nostalgic look back at their experiences filming the season during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Titled, “What I remember about this year,” the show started their final episode of the season re-examining the highlights of year.

“We went from doing really weird shows at home to terrifying shows in person,” said Bowen Yang.

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Cast members recalled all the COVID-19 precautions and what rehearsals used to look like.

“I remember there were so many COVID precautions that if I wanted to hug anyone, I’d have to pull them into a closet and do it in the dark away from the authorities,” said Kate McKinnon. “That led to lot of confusion.”

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“I remember hearing that if you can hold your breath for ten seconds, then you don’t have COVID and I did that so much — because I believe in science,” added Aidy Bryant.

Looking back at “some of the highlights of this season,” the show pictured just a single clip of a previous skit featuring Elon Musk dancing in a courtroom dressed as Wario.

Chris Rock also made an appearance, reflecting on how he hosted the first episode of the season.

“Here’s how messed up the world was when I hosted,” said Rock. “I wanted Kanye West to the musical guest — and he couldn’t do it because he was running for president.”

Lastly, the cast remembered losing members of their “SNL family.”

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“This was the year we realized we’re more than just a cast — we’re a family,” said McKinnon, fighting back tears.

“And as someone who played Rudy Giuliani and experienced the year through his eyes, I can tell you — it was one wild ride baby.”

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