Pitt hosted the second stay-at-home edition of "SNL" in as many weeks, taking the opportunity to play Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the nation's most prominent voices on the pandemic.
The show opened with Pitt's Fauci as he interprets President Donald Trump's pronouncements on the science of COVID-19. Regarding the president's claim that a coronavirus vaccine would be developed relatively soon, he says:
“Relatively soon is an interesting phrase. Relative to the entire history of earth, sure, the vaccine is going to come real fast.”
Addressing Trump's claim that the virus would disappear "like a miracle," Fauci says, "Miracles shouldn't be a plan A."
On the president's claim that disinfectant "knocks it out in a minute," his jaw just drops.
Pitt's Fauci concludes that he's heard the rumor the president wants to fire him. "So yeah, I'm getting fired," he says.