SNL: Jason Momoa makes a surprise appearance to lash out at bad celebrity videos as Bill Burr hosts

Saturday Night Live featured a surprise guest appearance from Aquaman star Jason Momoa, who played himself in a fury after a D-list social media celebrity (Beck Bennett) tagged him in an embarrassing song calling out President Donald Trump on Instagram.  

Bennett’s song was a parody of the Imagine video from early in the pandemic, in which a bevy of celebrity tunelessly traded off verses on John Lennon’s Imagine to help raise peoples’ spirits.

The episode was hosted by stand-up comic Bill Burr, while Jack White filled in for the uninvited musical guest Morgan Wallen. 

Not a fan: Saturday Night Live featured a guest appearance from Jason Momoa, who played himself in a fury after a D-list social media celebrity (Beck Bennett) tagged him in an embarrassing song calling out President Donald Trump

The original Imagine video was called out after it went viral even by sympathetic liberals, who blasted it as being unnecessary, cloying and poorly planned out, among other complaints.

Once he finished his song, Bennett tagged Leonardo DiCaprio, Trevor Noah and Jason Momoa for responses.

As soon as Bennet’s character sat down to go to the bathroom after posting his video, he started getting call after call from friends telling him to take the video down because it was embarrassing and he didn’t have the clout for it.

‘I’m not famous enough? Just a desperate career move? Could actually mobilize his base?’ he replied to a caller.

Too soon: Bennett's song was a parody of the Imagine video from early in the pandemic, in which celebrities tunelessly traded verses of John Lennon's Imagine to help raise peoples' spirits

Too soon: Bennett’s song was a parody of the Imagine video from early in the pandemic, in which celebrities tunelessly traded verses of John Lennon’s Imagine to help raise peoples’ spirits

Bad move: As soon as Bennet’s character sat down to go to the bathroom after posting his video, he started getting call after call from friends telling him to take the video down because it was embarrassing and he didn’t have the clout for it

Bad move: As soon as Bennet’s character sat down to go to the bathroom after posting his video, he started getting call after call from friends telling him to take the video down because it was embarrassing and he didn’t have the clout for it

Big mistake: ‘Untag me from that pathetic piece of s**t! That was the saddest, weakest thing I’ve ever seen,' Momoa screamed. 'I’m watching it and I’m thinking to myself, “How the f*** did this guy even get to that age without dying?"'

Big mistake: ‘Untag me from that pathetic piece of s**t! That was the saddest, weakest thing I’ve ever seen,’ Momoa screamed. ‘I’m watching it and I’m thinking to myself, “How the f*** did this guy even get to that age without dying?”‘

Things got worse when his girlfriend arrived unseen at the door.

‘Hey baby! You’re not coming in? And this is what? A box of all my stuff?’ he said of the insta-dumping.

Bennett’s character got excited when he got a video call from Jason Momoa, only to get a tongue lashing.

‘Untag me from that pathetic piece of s**t! That was the saddest, weakest thing I’ve ever seen,’ Momoa said in a fury.

‘I’m watching it and I’m thinking to myself, “How the f*** did this guy even get to that age without dying?” You need to take it down, because it’s pathetic and you’re a loser.’

The message didn’t seem to get through, though. 

‘It works, Jason Momoa knows me!’ Bennett cried out after hanging up.   

Rough talk: Earlier in the show, Burr joked that he was happy to see people in masks, but didn’t mind if they didn’t. 'Take out your weak cousin with asthma. I don't care, it's your decision — there's too many people'

Rough talk: Earlier in the show, Burr joked that he was happy to see people in masks, but didn’t mind if they didn’t. ‘Take out your weak cousin with asthma. I don’t care, it’s your decision — there’s too many people’

Tough crowd: He complained that LGBTQ people got the whole month of June to themselves for Pride Month. ‘That's a little long, don't you think? For a group of people that were never enslaved,’ he said to groans and boos

Tough crowd: He complained that LGBTQ people got the whole month of June to themselves for Pride Month. ‘That’s a little long, don’t you think? For a group of people that were never enslaved,’ he said to groans and boos

Earlier in the show, Burr delivered his monologue in front of a masked band and audience members.

He joked that he was happy to see people wearing masks, but didn’t mind if they didn’t.

‘Take out your grandparents,’ he said. ‘You know, take out your weak cousin with asthma. I don’t care, it’s your decision — there’s too many people.’

He then joked about cancel culture and brought up an infamous 1971 Playboy interview with John Wayne in which he made racist comments about Black people, which have gone viral on social media multiple times.

He also lambasted white women for complaining about sexism, before saying he didn’t ‘want to speak ill of my b***hes.’

Toward the end of his monologue, he referenced shooting The King Of Staten Island last year with Pete Davidson and Judd Apatow, which launched into a bit complaining that LGBTQ people got the whole month of June to themselves.

‘That’s a little long, don’t you think? For a group of people that were never enslaved,’ he said, which received groans and some boos from the audience. 

Together again: Burr made his first sketch appearance in a couple with Kate McKinnon as they joined some of their friends for a socially distanced get together in the backyard

Together again: Burr made his first sketch appearance in a couple with Kate McKinnon as they joined some of their friends for a socially distanced get together in the backyard

Whoops! They set their friends off after saying ‘unpresidented’ in the manner of President Donald Trump, rather than ‘unprecedented,' which led to a rage-filled outburst from the two

Whoops! They set their friends off after saying ‘unpresidented’ in the manner of President Donald Trump, rather than ‘unprecedented,’ which led to a rage-filled outburst from the two

Burr made his first sketch appearance in a couple with Kate McKinnon as they joined some of their friends for a socially distanced get together in the backyard.

They set their friends off after saying ‘unpresidented’ in the manner of President Donald Trump, rather than ‘unprecedented.’

After everyone moved on to compliment their buffalo wings, Burr and McKinnon suddenly erupted in anger over being corrected.

‘Sorry we had the nerve to make so many mistakes on your deck!’

Things took a turn for a worse when he accidentally said ‘noon normal.’

‘Things get repeated! Our brains get confused!’ he screamed, before apologizing: ‘For all intents and porpoises, we’re done.’

Bad timing: Burr joined Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson on a sports talk show to gloat over his team winning, but Thompson only cared about a recent police shooting of a Black man

Bad timing: Burr joined Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson on a sports talk show to gloat over his team winning, but Thompson only cared about a recent police shooting of a Black man

Awkward: Burr's character was drowning in awkwardness after a pre-arranged steak dinner was delivered to him because of the bet

Awkward: Burr’s character was drowning in awkwardness after a pre-arranged steak dinner was delivered to him because of the bet

Yikes: Thompson was delivered a baby bottle and shot with a Snapchat-style filter, which didn't fit the solemn occasion

Yikes: Thompson was delivered a baby bottle and shot with a Snapchat-style filter, which didn’t fit the solemn occasion

Burr returned again, this time with hair, on a fake sports talk show The Blitz with Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson.

After he gloated about calling a game correctly, Thompson’s character said he didn’t watch the game because he was preoccupied with a fictional Black man who was shot and killed by police.

Burr’s character instantly tried to downplay his gloating, but he didn’t help when a prearranged steak dinner was delivered to him, while Thompson was delivered a baby’s bottle as joke.

Thompson tried to speak about is experiences as a Black man, but he stopped when he realized that the camera crew had put on a filter with a baby’s pacifier over his face.

After Burr’s character tried to save face with a speech about the seriousness of the issue, Nwodim called him out for not even knowing the murdered man’s name.

Back on the outside: The host appeared again in a sketch was as a mob boss returned to his crew after years in jail

Back on the outside: The host appeared again in a sketch was as a mob boss returned to his crew after years in jail

Times have changed: After he tried to get back to business, his lieutenants got offended after he referred to the competing neighborhood gang as ‘Mexicans,’ before getting schooled on less offensive ways to refer to LGBTQ people

Times have changed: After he tried to get back to business, his lieutenants got offended after he referred to the competing neighborhood gang as ‘Mexicans,’ before getting schooled on less offensive ways to refer to LGBTQ people

The host appeared again in a sketch was as a mob boss returned to his crew after years in jail.

After he tried to get back to business, his lieutenants got offended after he referred to the competing neighborhood gang as ‘Mexicans,’ before getting schooled on less offensive ways to refer to LGBTQ people. 

Burr’s final appearance was in a pre-taped sketch poking fun at Samuel Adams Beer commercials.

After the brewery announced a new pumpkin beer at a grocery store, all the customers loved it, except for Burr, who gulped it down before saying he didn’t like it.

‘This is the kind of beer somebody brings to a party at your house, and then it just like sits in the fridge for, like, eight months, then one day your buddy comes over and he’s like, “hey, you got a beer?”’ he explained. ‘I’m like, “Well, I got this pumpkin s**t.” So you drink it, you know, it gets you a buzz.’

Blech! Burr’s final appearance was in a pre-taped sketch poking fun at Samuel Adams Beer commercials. He chugged a pumpkin beer despite hating it

Blech! Burr’s final appearance was in a pre-taped sketch poking fun at Samuel Adams Beer commercials. He chugged a pumpkin beer despite hating it

Unloved brew: ‘This is the kind of beer somebody brings to a party at your house, and then it just like sits in the fridge for, like, eight months...'

Unloved brew: ‘This is the kind of beer somebody brings to a party at your house, and then it just like sits in the fridge for, like, eight months…’

Jack White rocked out in the middle of a show with a medley that incorporated bits of his Beyoncé collaboration Don’t Hurt Yourself and the White Stripes song Ball And Biscuit with lyrics updated to reference the pandemic, along with scorching guitar solo.

Afterward, he returned to perform his song Lazaretto.

The rocker paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen by playing a blue guitar designed for him by the rock god, and he even used some of the master’s tapping technique.

I thought it could be a nice gesture for me to use this blue Eddie Van Halen model guitar for one of the songs tonight on SNL,” Jack wrote on social media before the show. “The guitar was designed by Eddie (with a few customizations I had added). Eddie was very kind to me and saw to it that this guitar was made for me to my specs. I won’t even insult the man’s talent by trying to play one of his songs tonight. Thanks again Eddie for this guitar and rest in peace sir 

Topical: Jack White rocked out in the middle of a show with a medley that incorporated bits of his Beyoncé collaboration Don't Hurt Yourself and the White Stripes song Ball And Biscuit with lyrics updated to reference the pandemic

Topical: Jack White rocked out in the middle of a show with a medley that incorporated bits of his Beyoncé collaboration Don’t Hurt Yourself and the White Stripes song Ball And Biscuit with lyrics updated to reference the pandemic

Not forgotten: The rocker paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen by playing a blue guitar designed for him by the rock god, and he even used some of the master's tapping technique

Not forgotten: The rocker paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen by playing a blue guitar designed for him by the rock god, and he even used some of the master’s tapping technique

Country singer Morgan Wallen was originally intended as this week’s musical guest, but he found himself out of a gig after videos surfaced of him partying without a mask just days before the broadcast.

The singer was seen in TikTok videos filmed in a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the University of Alabama is located.

He was pictured kissing multiple women in addition to not wearing a mask among the packed crowd.

Country singer Morgan Wallen was originally intended as this week's musical guest, but he found himself out of a gig after videos surfaced of him partying without a mask just days before the broadcast

Country singer Morgan Wallen was originally intended as this week’s musical guest, but he found himself out of a gig after videos surfaced of him partying without a mask just days before the broadcast 

Uh-oh: The singer was seen in TikTok videos filmed in a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he danced and kissed multiple women while not wearing a mask

Uh-oh: The singer was seen in TikTok videos filmed in a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he danced and kissed multiple women while not wearing a mask

The Whiskey Glasses singer later apologized in a video posted to social media in which he said SNL had uninvited him.

‘I respect the show’s decision because I know that I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this. I’d like to apologize to SNL, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I let them down… I think have growing up to do.’

He also claimed SNL creator and producer Lorne Michaels had said he would be invited back at another time to make up the appearance. 

Bye bye: The Whiskey Glasses singer later apologized in a video posted to social media in which he said SNL had uninvited him, before claiming he would be invited back in the future

Bye bye: The Whiskey Glasses singer later apologized in a video posted to social media in which he said SNL had uninvited him, before claiming he would be invited back in the future

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