Just a day after the actual OJ Simpson confirmed he got the vaccine through Twitter, Kenan Thompson spoofed the previous soccer star in ‘SNL’s hilarious opener!
Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon opened the primary episode of 2021 with a bang! Playing herself, the comic hosted a spoof discuss present referred to as “What Still Works?” as she determined to deal with a quantity of controversial points together with QAnon conspiracies, Tom Brady, social media giants Twitter and Facebook and the COVID-19 vaccine. Kenan Thompson performed OJ Simpson within the sketch only a day after the real-life soccer star, who’s 73-years-old, confirmed he had obtained the vaccine.
“Joining us is someone who just received the vaccine,” Kate started as Kenan’s OJ — clad in a pink golf shirt and chino pants — made his approach onto the set. “How’s it going gang?” he fortunately smiled and laughed on the viewers as a perplexed Kate tried to wrap her head round the truth that OJ — who stays one of America’s most controversial figures in consequence of the homicide of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994 — is one of the few to have been inoculated. “Teachers can’t get the vaccine — but you did?…People with long term lung conditions can’t get the vaccine — but you did?” she inquired.
“Absolutely,” Kenan’s OJ replied as Kate remained flabbergasted. “Among the first 3% of all Americans to get the vaccine was OJ Simpson?” she went on, prompting Kenan’s OJ to answer: “Eh, guilty as charged.” The line was, of course, a nod to OJ’s wrap sheet of previous authorized points: he was infamously discovered not responsible within the homicide of Nicole, nevertheless, ended up in jail years later after a theft and kidnapping over an try and steal some of his previous sports activities memorabilia. “So the vaccine roll out — it doesn’t work. Thank you so much for coming,” Kate declared, as OJ’s ankle bracelet started to beep. “I just knew my schedule was wide open,” he added because the sketch ended.
Get your shot. I got mine!!! pic.twitter.com/hP1rDq5L7c
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) January 29, 2021
The actual OJ shared photographs from his COVID-19 vaccination through Twitter on Friday, Jan. 29. Wearing a black face masks donning his nickname “The Juice,” the previous Buffalo Bills star might be seen rolling up the sleeve to a white shirt as a nurse administered the vaccine. “Get your shot. I got mine!!!” the 73-year-old wrote in his tweet. The submit rapidly went viral as Twitter customers zoomed in on the unfastened becoming glove worn by the nurse, declaring that it “still doesn’t fit.” The jokes have been in reference to his trial within the ’90s: a blood soaked leather-based glove was used as proof within the courtroom room, and the actual OJ tried to place the too-tight merchandise on his palms for the jury to see.