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How ‘Saturday Night Live’ addressed the Oscar slap controversy in the first new episode since the incident

saturday night live This year’s Oscars returned over the weekend with plenty of material, thanks to the works of Will Smith.

Many expected the sound of slapstick to be the primary focus of the night’s cold opening around the world – although the show opted for politically focused sketches that only touched on slapstick, via James Austin Johnson’s Donald Trump.

However, first-time host Jerrod Carmichael made sure to address the elephant in the room in his hilarious debut monologue. Additionally, Michael Che and Colin Jost didn’t hold back while joking about the controversy during Weekend Update. And then there was a sketch that took fans back into the night, including an up-close and personal look at what it was like for those around Smith during the brawl.

Here’s a roundup of how this week went SNL Dealt with the biggest pop culture news story in recent memory.

“seat fillers”

Carmichael plays an Oscar seat filler who is overjoyed to sit next to his Hollywood hero, Will Smith. He asks for a selfie, which Smith happily agrees to—until he hears a joke from Chris Rock on stage and pretends to slap the actor in the face. The entire sketch unfolds from the perspective of the horrific seat filler who doesn’t know how to deal with the situation for which he has a front row seat.

“Fox and Friends Cold Open”

Surprisingly, SNL The show saved its best Oscar comedy for later, and used Cold Open to address political developments during the show’s shutdown over the past three weeks. However, Johnson’s Trump calls fox and friends In the sketch, where he addressed Thappad. “You know, I watched Thappad. I enjoyed Thappad. I was very impressed with Hitch. Quite a hand on Hitch. I always knew Hitch has a hand… It’s but a sad night for Hitch too That kind of behavior isn’t going to help Kevin James date Allegra Cole, I’ll tell you.”

“Jerrod Carmichael Monologue”

Without naming Smith or Rock, Carmichael delivered a monologue devoted almost entirely to mocking the incident, and the seemingly endless debates that followed. “It’s really going to blow your mind. Can you believe it’s been six days? Six days! It happened a week ago,” he explained. “Don’t think it happened years ago? It doesn’t look like it happened when we were all in high school? It’s like it happened between Jamiroquai and 9/11. A long, long time ago. It Happened on Sunday. Sunday! It’s Saturday, brother.”

“Weekend Update”

Nearly the first five minutes of this week’s Weekend Update were devoted to a shocking turn of events, in which both Jost and Che poke fun at Smith’s behavior and his subsequent resignation from the Academy.

Later in the sketch, Kenan Thompson busts his tried-and-true OJ Simpson impression, and weighs in on Smith’s apparent “anger” issues, in a masterstroke of comic irony. Thompson’s Simpson quipped, “Love will drive you crazy…reportedly.”

saturday night live Live coast-to-coast on NBC at 8:30 p.m. PT, 11:30 p.m. ET.

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