It looks like things are getting back to normal.
For its final episode of season 46, Saturday Night Live finally was able to put on an episode in front of a full audience. Hosted by Anya Taylor-Joy, the episode hosted a crowd full of vaccinated attendees in its Manhattan studio. And while Lil Nas X was billed as the musical performer, set to put on the first live performances of his tracks "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" and "Sun Goes Down," before those performances he made a guest appearance in a parody music video.
Titled "It's Pride Again," the queer cast members of SNL — Bowen Yang, Kate McKinnon, Punkie Johnson, and Taylor-Joy — join together in order to skewer our favorite (and least favorite) time of the month. In day glow harnesses and knit hats, they talk about the woes of not finding your friends, getting messily drunk, Pride's over corporatization, and there being too many straights — some of whom look like lesbians. For the spot, Taylor-Joy plays lesbian.
"Santacon but for queers," they sing. "This is our St Paddy's Day, acting sloppy cuz we're gay."
For the last third of the track, Nas X makes an appearance in all of his muscled, pink feathered harness glory. Instead of singing, he lays down a rap verse, telling listeners to "post hole on close friends, post hole on main, post hole for the countries where you can't be gay."
"Marsha P. Johnson and Harvey Milk," he continues. "They paved the way so you can shake your filth. Stonewall was a kiki when they threw the brick, they fought for your right to be this chaotic."
And yet again: the funniest part of the show continues to be from its LGBTQ+ talent.