Woody Harrelson hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time and the actor was seemingly expecting his five-timer club jacket, but it didn’t go as expected.
Harrelson took the stage at Studio 8H for a truly chaotic monologue. He started by talking about how divided the country is and described himself as a “redneck hippie.”
“You know, the red in me thinks you should be allowed to own guns,” he said. ‘The blue in me thinks: spray guns. So I’m red and blue, which makes purple. I am purple.”
Harrelson then spoke of hosting the NBC late-night sketch show for the fifth time and received thunderous applause from the audience.
“And you know what that means…,” Harrelson said, holding out his arms and waiting for someone to put on the five-timer club jacket.
however, the Triangle of sadness actor looked around and no one showed up.
Things start to get strange when Harrelson goes back to the last time he hosted SNLthat was on Thanksgiving 2019. He remembered reading a script where he revealed that he had smoked a joint before that.
“The reason I like herbs more than alcohol is because it makes me feel good, I don’t have hangovers and I never wake up covered in blood,” he said.
Harrelson said he had decided to stop smoking weed…. until after the performance. Furthermore, he said he went alcohol-free for seven months last year “and five glorious months”. Harrelson then briefly got sidetracked and called his manager for shipping the herb to NY from LA.
There was more chatter about the script he was reading about the government forcing its citizens to take a drug to get out of their lockdown.
“I threw out the script. I mean, who’s going to believe that crazy idea? Being forced to use drugs? I do that voluntarily all day long,” he said.
This all felt like it was Harrelson’s sneaky way of saying he’s anti-vax. The monologue ended with Harrelson extending his arms again as a signal that he was ready to get his coat, but nothing happened. Harrelson ended his monologue without a five-timer club jacket for now.
It wasn’t until the very end that Harrelson got his coat courtesy of Scarlett Johansson after being tricked by Kenan Thompson, who gave one to musical guest Jack White instead.