Will Smith (played by Chris Redd) superfans became positively petrified in an Oscars ‘SNL’ skit after the usually affable actor suddenly stormed onto the stage to deliver the slap in the face heard around the world.
Redd came back to joke around with the fans (Kyle Mooney and host Jerrod Carmichael) for a bit before giving a shout out to an imaginary Chris Rock still on stage.
The fans then wanted nothing more to do with him. When “Smith” asked Mooney’s name, he replied, “They didn’t give me one.” (Watch the video above.)
The track was one of many on “Saturday Night Life” (beginning with the cold open) that addressed the shocking incident when Smith took the stage last week and punched Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife’s shaved head.
Michael Che on “Weekend Update” quoted Smith’s defensive statement “Love can make you do crazy things” shortly later that night when he received his “Best Actor” Oscar for “King Richard “.
“Who knows what else makes you do crazy things?” Crazy,” Che said.
Co-anchor Colin Jost noted that Smith forgoing his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made him a member of the “Bad Boys for Life Club”, which included Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and Roman Polanski. , who also “left” the Academy.
“Weekend Update” also featured guest OJ Simpson (played by Kenan Thompson) to comment on the violent confrontation.
“You know me, Michael, I hate conflict,” Thompson explained. But he finally made a “big” confession: “I didn’t watch them at the Oscars.”
The evening’s host, comedian Jerrod Carmichael, addressed the issue in his opening monologue — though he didn’t once mention Smith or Rock’s names.
But the first thing he said to the audience was, “I’m not going to talk about it.”
He added: “I’ve talked about it enough, I kept talking about it, I kept thinking about it. You can’t make me talk about it… you’re not sick of it. talk about ?