NEW YORK CITY — Dr. Anthony Fauci saw his wish come true on Saturday when Brad Pitt portrayed him in a sketch on Saturday Night Live.
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Saturday Night Live (SNL) has become SNL at Home as the stars create skits from their homes in order to socially distance. This week, the show started out with a cold open from Brad Pitt as he portrayed Fauci, and revised statements from President Trump.
In the skit, Pitt begins by thanking older women for their "supportive, inspiring, and sometimes graphic emails." From there, Pitt goes on to fact check statements from the president.
Of course Pitt couldn't make this skit without addressing the statement President Trump made about ingesting cleaning supplies to clear your lungs.
"I'm gonna be there putting out the facts for whoever is listening, 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," said Pitt.
At the end, the segment takes a more serious turn. Pitt took off his wig and glasses to address the real Dr. Fauci.
"Thank you for your calm and your clarity in this unnerving time. Thank you to the medical workers, first responders, and their families, for being on the front line," said Pitt.
Pitt portraying Dr. Fauci is a wish come true for Fauci, as he was asked in an interview who he would like to see play him on the show, Ben Stiller or Brad Pitt. To that, Fauci answered " Oh, Brad Pitt of course."
Congratulations Dr. Fauci, your wish has come true.