“Hello everyone! It’s really me, the Easter Bunny,” actor Bowen Yang said in a bunny outfit during the episode’s cold open. “Either that or you’re at Coachella and the mushrooms are kicking in.”
Yang’s Easter Bunny said this weekend was Easter, “or a hot Halloween,” and while he might not be the “most famous holiday character,” he is the “most weird”.
“Rabbit the size of a man with no history,” he said. “Who is he?!”
The Easter Bunny went on to explain that the spirit of the holiday is renewal and that’s why he invited guests from “all walks of life to share their hopes for this Easter season”.
The first was Dr. Anthony Fauci, played by Kate McKinnon.
“Trust me, I’m not here to give you more Covid advice. I’m not stupid enough to think you’re going to follow it,” McKinnon’s Fauci said. “All I will say is that the Covid cases are very much like Jesus – they have risen!”
The next guest was Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, played by Cecily Strong, holding a chocolate AR-15.
“Don’t worry, this gun is chocolate but the bullets are real,” she said. “Happy Easter, and God bless Russia – I mean, America. A bit of both, right?”
Another special guest was a man with a beard and long hair.
“Hey, it’s me, Jesus Christ,” the man said. “Just kidding, I’m Jared Leto.”
Leto, played by Kyle Mooney, said his message was “positive”.
“Easter is basket time, it’s bunny time and frankly, beanie,” Johnson’s Trump said. “And let’s not forget the egg.”
The former president of Austin then took the tangent by talking about Reese’s eggs, Cap’n Crunch and berries.
“What are you talking about ?” Yang’s Easter Bunny asked.
Johnson’s Trump then mentioned that he said Covid would be over by Easter.
“I just didn’t say which one, okay?” he said. “So say it with me, everyone!” Happy Easter !
Afterwards, he and the rest of the special guests spoke the show’s opening catchphrase, “Live…from New York! It’s Saturday night!”