SNL: Dan Levy from Schitt’s Creek, visited by socially distant father Eugene in the course of the monologue – Watch
The real father-son duo from Schitt’s Creek got together at Saturday Night Live this weekend.
During his socially distant tour of Studio 8H, first-time host Dan Levy was “surprised” that his father, Emmy-winning Eugene Levy, was on the big show.
“I flew in tonight to wish you luck,” said Eugene. “But because I’ve traveled, I’m in this isolation box,” guarded from head to toe by two COVID compliance officers in personal protective equipment.
“I didn’t know anything about the box back then,” he said to his son. “I found out when I landed.”
The piece came at the end of Levy’s humble host monologue in which he commented on a life changing year.
“The past 12 months have literally changed my life in many ways – both good and not so good,” he said. “The good thing: I’ve been stopped by all kinds of people on the street, which is new and fun and different. The not-so-good: these people mainly shout ‘Ew!’ with me, that’s a line I wrote for the show that will now haunt me for the rest of my life.
“Seriously, for all the good and the bad, I somehow found myself here on this iconic stage, in front of all of you – and trust me when I say that: It was just so good here at SNL,” said he. “It’s like nothing has changed. Everyone still has that charming, fun twinkle in their eye, they’re just a little bit safer. “
What followed was a backstage tour that showed that nothing is like the #beforetimes. Case in point: the new decontamination station for cast parts, in which Melissa Villaseñor was sprayed with disinfectant before her first sketch.
On the way back, Levy passed a hallway lined with host portraits. Among them, he emphasized, was none other than TV mother Catherine O’Hara, who hosted SNL twice in 1991 and 1992.
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