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The comedian’s latest musical sketch took on sushi served at LaGuardia Airport, but quickly turned into a larger comical commentary on airport stereotypes. From crying babies on planes to the smell of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, the sketch parodied musicals including Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and Annie.
Jake Gyllenhaal made a cameo during the sketch, parodying “Defying Gravity” from Wicked while appearing as the guy who always wears pajamas to the airport and curiously enjoys being searched by security.
SNL castmember Bowen Yang also appeared in the sketch, singing about the racism embedded in coronavirus panic. “Profiled Asian / No, I wasn’t in Parasite / I know the virus is bad / But it’s coming from Italy, too,” he sang.
Musical guest David Byrne, formerly of Talking Heads, offered his talents near the end of the sketch, singing a parody of “Road to Nowhere” with SNL castmembers and changing the lyrics to “We’re on a plane to nowhere.”
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