Unhealthy Bunny pulled double obligation on Saturday Night time Dwell — internet hosting and serving as musical visitor in the identical episode — and enlisted a slew of star-studded cameos to assist pull it off.
Unhealthy Bunny, 29, kicked off his opening monologue on Saturday, October 21, by sharing his pleasure about becoming a member of the ranks of SNL hosts.
“My title is Benito and I’m so excited to be right here on sábado, sorry SNL,” the rapper started, referring to his full title, Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio. “Folks [are] questioning if I can host this present as a result of English isn’t my first language. I don’t know in the event that they know, [but] I do no matter I need. So, I can host this present in English, I can order McDonald’s in English [and] I can have intercourse in English, however I choose intercourse in Spanish as a result of it’s higher. I simply choose Spanish.”
Unhealthy Bunny then switched up his monologue, addressing the SNL crowd in his native Spanish. After getting upset that the present solely positioned a “talking in non-English” subtitle on the display screen as he spoke, Unhealthy Bunny enlisted some help from shock visitor Pedro Pascal.
“I wish to deliver up my buddy to assist. Pedro?” Unhealthy Bunny mentioned.
Pascal, 48, then requested if the “Celebration” musician wished him to “translate” the remainder of his monologue.
“He says, ‘I’m blessed to be right here with my favourite actor, Pedro Pascal,’” the Final of Us star, who hosted an episode of SNL season 48 earlier this 12 months, translated earlier than giving Unhealthy Bunny some recommendation to wrap up the monologue. “I discover it’s all the time charming while you make a self-deprecating joke, the place you make a joke about part of your physique or your face that’s unflattering. … You realize what additionally works? Audiences like it while you present an embarrassing picture of your self.”
Unhealthy Bunny didn’t have both of these additions available as a result of, in keeping with Pascal, “There’s clearly nothing about you to make enjoyable of.”
After Unhealthy Bunny teased the “superb present,” Pascal caught round for a sketch. He reprised his function of forged member Marcello Hernandez’s “Protecting Mom” — which he debuted throughout his February internet hosting debut — whereas Unhealthy Bunny performed Hernandez’s aunt.
The cameos didn’t cease there as Woman Gaga, who final appeared on SNL as musical visitor in 2016, stopped by to introduce Unhealthy Bunny’s first singing efficiency.
“Girls and gents, Unhealthy Bunny,” Gaga, 37, exclaimed earlier than the rap star kicked his new music “Un Preview.”
Saturday additionally featured a shock look by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger throughout Unhealthy Bunny and Hernandez’s SNL sketch about filming a telenovela. After the duo filmed a take — full with numerous pretend slaps — costar Punkie Johnson tried to grasp her strains regardless of not figuring out a phrase of Spanish.
The sketch was punctuated by the arrival of a mustached Jagger, 80, who portrayed Unhealthy Bunny and Hernandez’s onscreen father — and fake-slapped them each.
Pascal, Gaga and Jagger all reunited alongside Unhealthy Bunny for Saturday’s goodnights on the finish of the present.
Saturday Night time Dwell airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.