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Dream come true: Brad Pitt plays a fact-checking Dr Fauci on SNL

Brad Pitt starred as a fact-checking Dr Fauci on Saturday Night Live’s cold open, which ended on a sincere note to thank the doctor who once joked he’d love to be portrayed by the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star. 

The comedy sketch show, which returned for another ‘At Home’ virtual version, kicked off with Pitt sitting at a desk dressed as Dr. Anthony Fauci discussing President Trump‘s recent comments on coronavirus

But first, he thanked ‘all the older women who in America who have sent me supportive, inspiring and sometimes graphic emails.’ 

Brad Pitt starred as a fact-checking Dr Fauci on Saturday Night Live's cold open

Brad Pitt starred as a fact-checking Dr Fauci on Saturday Night Live's cold open

Brad Pitt starred as a fact-checking Dr Fauci on Saturday Night Live’s cold open

A clip of Trump claiming COVID-19 vaccines could come ‘relatively soon’ led Pitt’s Fauci to break down what ‘relatively’ meant.

‘Relatively is an interesting phrase,’ Pitt’s Fauci explained. 

‘Relative to the entire history of Earth? Sure, the vaccines going to come real fast. But if you were to tell a friend, “I’ll be over relatively soon”, and showed up a year and a half later…

‘Well, your friend may be relatively pissed off.’ 

Pitt took aim at Trump's comments about COVID-19 vaccines and his administration doing an 'incredible' job with the response

Pitt took aim at Trump's comments about COVID-19 vaccines and his administration doing an 'incredible' job with the response

Pitt took aim at Trump’s comments about COVID-19 vaccines and his administration doing an ‘incredible’ job with the response 

Trump praised his administration's COVID-19 response and said the disease would disappear 'like a miracle'

Trump praised his administration's COVID-19 response and said the disease would disappear 'like a miracle'

Trump praised his administration’s COVID-19 response and said the disease would disappear ‘like a miracle’ 

Pitt’s Fauci then pivoted to Trump’s comments about the coronavirus disappearing one day ‘like a miracle.’ 

‘A miracle would be great,’ Pitt’s Fauci said.

‘But miracles shouldn’t be plan A. Even Sully tried to land at the airport first.’

Next, Saturday Night Live tackled the issue of COVID-19 testing in country, which has been bogged down by lack of availability and backlogged results. 

‘When he said everyone can get a test, what he meant was almost no one,’ Pitt’s Fauci said.  

He added that he’d hesitate to call the tests ‘beautiful — unless your idea of “beautiful” is having a cotton swab tickle your brain.’

Pitt: 'And when I hear things like, "The virus can be cured if everyone takes the Tide Pod challenge," I’ll be there to say, Please don’t"'

Pitt: 'And when I hear things like, "The virus can be cured if everyone takes the Tide Pod challenge," I’ll be there to say, Please don’t"'

Pitt: ‘And when I hear things like, “The virus can be cured if everyone takes the Tide Pod challenge,” I’ll be there to say, Please don’t”‘

Pitt (pictured) removed his wig and glasses at the end the cold open to thank Dr. Fauci for his expertise amid the pandemic

Pitt (pictured) removed his wig and glasses at the end the cold open to thank Dr. Fauci for his expertise amid the pandemic

Pitt (pictured) removed his wig and glasses at the end the cold open to thank Dr. Fauci for his expertise amid the pandemic 

In response to comments Trump made about injecting disinfectant as a cure to COVID-19, Pitt’s Facui looked stunned. 

‘I know I shouldn’t be touching my face, but…’ Pitt’s Fauci added, face falling into his hands after a clip of Trump played suggesting that UV light inside the body could heal the virus. 

He also joked about the rumors that Trump was planning to fire the doctor.

‘Yeah, I’m getting fired,’ he said. ‘But until then, I’m going to be there, putting out the facts for whoever’s listening. 

The sketch ended with Pitt removing his wig and glasses to somberly thank the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and all the other medical staff, working hard during the coronavirus crisis

The sketch ended with Pitt removing his wig and glasses to somberly thank the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and all the other medical staff, working hard during the coronavirus crisis

The sketch ended with Pitt removing his wig and glasses to somberly thank the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and all the other medical staff, working hard during the coronavirus crisis

The real Dr Fauci will undoubtably be delighted with his portrayal on SNL after being previously asked who he would like to play him on the sketch show

The real Dr Fauci will undoubtably be delighted with his portrayal on SNL after being previously asked who he would like to play him on the sketch show

The real Dr Fauci will undoubtably be delighted with his portrayal on SNL after being previously asked who he would like to play him on the sketch show

‘And when I hear things like, “The virus can be cured if everyone takes the Tide Pod challenge,”  I’ll be there to say, :”Please don’t.”‘

The sketch ended with Pitt removing his wig and glasses to somberly thank the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and all the other medical staff, working hard during the coronavirus crisis. 

‘To the real Dr. Fauci, thank you for your calm and your clarity in this unnerving time,’ Pitt said as himself.

The real Dr. Fauci will undoubtably be delighted with his portrayal on SNL after being previously asked who he would like to play him on the sketch show. 

‘Oh, Brad Pitt, of course,’ Fauci joked. 

Courtesy DAILY MAIL

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