This is kinda cool … ‘SNL’ did its own PSA about COVID, and it’s funny and at the same time instructive … thanks to country star Morgan Wallen and Jason Bateman.
As we reported, Morgan was yanked from the show in October because he violated COVID restrictions by partying in a bar at the University of Alabama.
Well, Lorne Michaels gave Morgan a second chance, but not without strings attached. Morgan was the star and subject of a parody at a bar. He was tempted to party for sure, until the Morgan of the future — AKA Jason Bateman — comes along to warn him there are consequences.
“I am you from the future and I came here to stop you from partying tonight,” Bateman said in the sketch. “Trust me somebody’s gonna post a video of you ignoring COVID protocols, the whole internet’s gonna freak out … Once people hear about the party, you’re in big trouble, man, you’re gonna get kicked off ‘Saturday Night Live.'”
Temptation prevails and both guys are down for a little partying. You gotta see how it unfolds, especially when Pete Davidson surfaces.
We got Morgan out in NYC last Friday and he was clear … the skit is just that — a skit — and he wouldn’t be partying before his second chance.