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Matt Winkelmeyer

Brad Pitt Plays Dr. Anthony Fauci on 'Saturday Night Live'

It was Fauci's dream come true

April 26, 2020

A few months ago when Dr. Anthony Fauci was gaining media popularity as a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a reporter asked who would he want to play him on Saturday Night Live, as the show is famous for their political portrayals.

Without skipping a beat, Fauci responded with "Brad Pitt" and on Saturday for the show's second "At Home" episode, that statement became a reality as Pitt opened the show as the doctor addressing the nation. 

The skit opened with Pitt poking fun at the top doc's sex symbol status and at Trump's suggestion that bleach may rid the body of coronavirus.

“First, I’d like to thank all the older women in America who have sent me supportive, inspiring, and sometimes graphic emails,” Pitt’s Fauci began. “Now, there’s been a lot of misinformation out there about the virus. And, yes, the president has taken some liberties with our guidelines. So tonight, I would like to explain what the president was trying to say. And, remember, let’s all keep an open mind.” 

The NBC show announced its return on Twitter with a video of the cast in a Zoom session, captioned, “We’re back this Saturday #SNLAtHome."

It is unknown if the show will return next week for a third "at home" episode, but America is loving the entertainment!