"Saturday Night Live" has surpassed the omicron variation long enough for the last one show of 2021, a year that began with hope and ended with a new wave of epidemic affecting weekend laughter again.
"SNL" is broadcast with a few actors and staff members, who have no live audience, and no soundtrack for scheduled music guest Charli XCX, who wrote on Twitter that his planned play was impossible with "limited band" available.
"Due to the recent expansion of Omicron and due to extreme vigilance, there will be no live audience for today's 'Saturday Night Live' recording and the show will have fewer actors and staff," on Twitter "SNL".
The exhibition featured the signs for the spring of 2020, with the production of “Saturday Night Live”, sometimes, far-flung, and paintings engraved in members' homes in line with community reduction guidelines.
Once again there were no live drawings from the 30 Rock studios, but former broadcaster Tom Hanks and former cast member and great writer Tina Fey helped.
The nightly entertainment included cartoons mixed with antiquity, such as that holiday music video about a gift box by Justin Timberlake and former actor Andy Samberg.
Hanks opened with, "Thank you, the team members survived."
Program manager Paul Rudd was to be inducted into the "SNL's" Five Timers Club, with Hanks saying he began to pay homage to celebrities who had managed five programs. Fey said he started the club "as he started Covid."
Success often involves the club's smoking jacket and acknowledging that the host is still subject to many of the hosts, including Hanks and Steve Martin.
Rudd entered the stage and said, "Thank you for coming. Thank you for coming. I am very disappointed."
Actor Kenan Thompson entered the stage and said, "Where are all the people?"
Thompson congratulated Rudd on "hosting the program 4 1/2 times."
Steve Martin posted a video in which he saw a five-time star player, with the name Paul Rudd included in the audio as a recent consideration.
The first sketch, "Holiday Gifts," featured Rudd as a Home Commercial salesman trying to get two gray mothers, played by Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant, to say what they really "wanted" for Christmas.
"Grandchildren" was their answer, always.
"The thing about home goods is that we can't sell children," Rudd said.
"Can you come in the back?" Said Bryant.
The couple's persistence eventually made Rudd think seriously about the opportunity for the grandchildren.
"My lord," I said, "I want grandchildren."
He continued: "They do not suspect anything. They just played clarinet and went into college."
The news section "Weekend Update" continued without host Colin Jost. Tiny Fey took over his temporary position, joining Michael Che onstage, surrounded by poinsettias.
Regarding Jost, Fey said, "That's not what you think. You have a job done."
The two then joked, Che joking about O.J. Simpson's latest release on parole, stemming from his 2008 robbery conviction.
"O.J. Says, 'I do not believe I came out of parole early, but I did it.
Fey noted that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been named Time Magazine of the Year.
"You can read more about it on your phone when your Tesla takes you to the pool," he said.
Che wondered aloud why he and Thompson, both Blacks, were "the only actor members here" amid Covid-19's strong security measures.
Fey refers to U.S. decision Food and Drug Administration to allow abortion pills to be sent to my email anywhere in the United States, including the most restricted regions.
But at the time of the U.S. delivery. The lazy Postal Service, said, "Your pills should arrive at your child's first birthday."
Che said the marijuana and commercial company had recently created the world's largest pot, which weighed 850 pounds.
"They came up with the idea after eating the second largest pot in the world," he said.
"Saturday Night Live is a product of NBC, the owner of parent company Comcast. Comcast is the owner of NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News.
Rudd closed the show by encouraging Americans to see the best in things.
"Like life," he said, "SNL" "is impossible."