Saturday Night time Dwell determined to chime in on the dialogue surrounding SAG-AFTRA’s Halloween costume guidelines for placing actors.
Throughout one of many comedy present’s sketches, Sarah Sherman appeared as SAG president Fran Drescher to cease kids from trick-or-treating in costumes from struck films and TV reveals.
“I’m right here to show you how you can do Halloween throughout a strike,” Sherman’s Drescher stated to a few, performed by Ego Nwodim and host Nate Bargatze, handing out sweet to kids. “As a result of that might be selling the businesses we’re placing towards which makes all of those kids a bunch of cute scab. Run residence and alter children earlier than it’s too late.”
Final week, the performers’ union issued tips for placing actors forward of Halloweekend, which prohibits actors from dressing up as in style characters from struck content material, resembling Barbie and Wednesday Addams, after which posting pictures on social media.
However Sherman’s Drescher had some concepts for costumes that wouldn’t break the foundations, together with “Harry Potter as described solely within the ebook” or “minor characters from the Bible who haven’t appeared in any movie adaptation.”
When Bargatze’s character proceeded to say that the kids don’t look completely happy, Sherman’s Drescher responded, “I do know. It’s scary what the film studios are doing to our kids, isn’t it? That’s why we’ve been picketing for 100 days.”
Sherman’s Drescher continued to share extra costume concepts, including, “This 12 months you’ll be able to’t be Yoda, however you may be Hoda [Kotb, co-anchor of the Today show].”
She additionally defined what number of Halloween costumes may be strike-friendly with a number of changes.
“Say you’re dressed as Wolverine, simply drop the claws and voilà, now you’re any homosexual man over 50,” Sherman’s Drescher stated. “Say you’re dressed as Mario. All it’s important to do is placed on a chef’s hat and now you’re the man from the pizza field.”
When one of many kids later requested how they might “perceive one thing so sophisticated” since they’re just a bit child, Sherman’s Drescher went on to check SAG-AFTRA’s negotiations with Hollywood studios to trick-or-treating.
“I can clarify in phrases even a drunk baby can perceive,” Sherman’s Drescher stated. “Negotiating with the studios is rather a lot like trick-or-treating. You know the way you go to the largest home on the block and all of the lights are off they usually’re pretending they’re not residence? However you’ll be able to see them by way of the window consuming Equipment Kat bars, dozens of Equipment Kat bars, billions of Equipment Kat bars, document numbers of Equipment Kat bars. All us actors are saying is break me off a chunk of that Equipment Kat bar.”
The actors’ union has been on strike since July 14 when contract negotiations initially faltered with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers. This week, SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP resumed talks over a brand new three-year pact.
Earlier, in the course of the SNL chilly open, President Joe Biden, performed by Mikey Day, was hanging up Halloween decorations within the Oval Workplace, whereas chatting about how the world is now a scary place, together with “wars, shootings, local weather change, every little thing within the new Britney [Spears] ebook [The Woman in Me].”
Day’s Biden additionally had a number of company cease by from newly-elected Speaker of the Home, Mike Johnson, performed by Michael Longfellow, to Christopher Walken, who portrayed “The Spirit of Halloween, the Ghost of All Hallows’ Previous.”
On Saturday, comic Bargatze made his internet hosting debut on the sketch comedy present, with musical company, Foo Fighters.