'Saturday Night Live': Morgan Wallen pokes fun at losing spot for maskless partying, fans say 'props for owning up'
On the October 10 episode, Wallen was supposed to be the musical guest but was dropped last moment after a video of him partying without a mask surfaced online
‘Saturday Night Live’ is back on December 5 after almost a month. The last episode was on November 7 and was hosted by Dave Chappelle. Fans were eagerly waiting for ‘SNL’ to come back and were delighted when they announced that the latest episode will be hosted by Jason Bateman and the musical guest will be Morgan Wallen.
Fans might remember, but for those not in the loop, in the October 10 episode, which was hosted by comedian Bill Burr, Wallen was supposed to be the musical guest. However, the country singer was dropped last moment after when a video of him partying without a mask surfaced online, reported Deadline. He did apologize later and said, “My actions this past weekend were shortsighted, and they have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams. I respect the show’s decision because I know that I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this. I’d like to apologize to SNL, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I let them down.” He was replaced by Jack White.
Now, when he was given a second chance, he surprised fan by starring in a sketch re-creating and poking fun at what happened two months back. The sketch starts with Wallen entering the party. After taking a photo with a fan he requests her not to post it on social media, to which the fan says “only on TikTok”. Then, Wallen of the future, Jason Bateman’s Wallen appears and tells him that he will not be able to perform at ‘SNL’. Soon Bowen Yang appears as Wallen from two months in the future. Pete Davidson appeared as a Wallen fan. The skit ended with Wallen singing a new song. “Thanks for giving this poor southern boy a second Yankee chance.”
People were talking about the skit. One said, “Morgan Wallen genuinely won me over with that SNL apology sketch. Props to him for owning up.” Another said, “Morgan Wallen in a skit w/ Jason Bateman making fun of himself is exactly the content I was hoping for, thank you SNL.” One opined, “Holy shit SNL is not holding back and making fun of the Morgan Wallen incident #Saturdaynightlive #SNL” Another said, “That Morgan Wallen skit on @nbcsnl was hilarious. And props to him for making fun of himself.” A user tweeted, “SNL doing a skit about Morgan Wallen messing up his first time being musical guest made my NIGHT.”
Morgan Wallen genuinely won me over with that SNL apology sketch. Props to him for owning up 👏🏻👏🏻— Kat Szafranski (@pretentious_kat) December 6, 2020
Morgan Wallen in a skit w/ Jason Bateman making fun of himself is exactly the content I was hoping for, thank you SNL 👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/F3uynXfTw7— ✨Chelsea J (@CJlovesJD) December 6, 2020
That Morgan Wallen skit on @nbcsnl was hilarious. And props to him for making fun of himself.— Ashley Puckett (@AshleyAllisonFM) December 6, 2020
SNL doing a skit about Morgan Wallen messing up his first time being musical guest made my NIGHT— kennedy space center (@kennedy_shay) December 6, 2020
'Saturday Night Live' airs at 11.30 pm ET on NBC.