SNL pokes fun at Quebec English and Canada's obsession with Drake
Saturday Night Live was all about Canada this weekend as they poked fun at the accents in Quebec and, of course, our obsession with the one and only Drake.
One sketch showed SNL actors Bowen Yang and Kate McKinnon as newscasters at a local Montreal station, hilariously called Bonjour-Hi.
With their fake French accents in place, the newscasters called on their Toronto correspondent, played by Issa Rae, for a segment unfortunately fell short this time around: Drake Watch.
Welcome to 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿-𝗛𝗶! pic.twitter.com/EyxsZsl4V5— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) October 18, 2020
Standing in front of a green screen of the city's waterfront, Rae held a microphone emblazoned with the CBC logo while she reported on whether she had spotted the beloved Canadian rapper or not.
"I almost found him this morning when I saw a man in a wheelchair, but then I remembered Drake was only in a wheelchair for pretend show Degrassi, so it was not him," Rae said, referencing Drake's character, Jimmy Brooks, on the Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Other Canadian elements also made it into this weekend's SNL episode, including Toronto-born actor Jim Carrey who reprised his role as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
𝙇𝙤𝙤𝙠, 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚'𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙡... pic.twitter.com/85BZ9Q872X— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) October 14, 2020
While some praised Carrey's performance, others called for a new actor to take on the role of Biden.
If Biden wins we might get more Jim Carrey on SNL and that is reason enough for me.— Leslie Renee (@wayathomemom) October 19, 2020
"SNL Bring back Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden!" someone tweeted.
@JimCarrey Biden may be old, but he's not feeble. That SNL impersonation you did of him is not helpful. Bummer.👎— Fairfax (@Fairfax43219830) October 19, 2020
As if the show didn't make enough references to Canada, to top it all off, Stratford, ON-born pop star Justin Bieber appeared as the show's musical guest with a performance of his new song, Lonely.
Unfortunately, the show's Canadian content got mixed reviews on social media. Although some found it entertaining, others thought it missed the mark.
@nbcsnl Thanks for making fun of our lovely part of the world. At least you know we exist. #snl #quebec #montreal #canada— Zack B Godbout (@Zaaack) October 19, 2020
"Drake isn't even the best celebrity from Canada. Couldn't SNL do a Keanu Reeves watch or like...an Ellen Page watch??" someone wrote on Twitter.
Snl ripping on Toronto/Canada is a joke. We’ve been laughing at your choice in a leader for 4 years.— Courtney Scott (@CourtneyAllyson) October 19, 2020
Let's just say there's more to Canada then Drake and Justin Bieber.
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