Bowen Yang played Tian Tian, a giant panda from China who interrupted an awkward Joe Biden press conference, in “Saturday night live”open cold.
As Mikey Day’s Biden was questioned at a press conference about his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the response to the Israel-Palestine conflict and the border crisis, Tian Tian stepped in to save the day. In a friendly gesture towards US-China relations, Jinping had suggested this week that the giant Pandas could return to California zoos.
Yang’s Tian Tian first wanted to clarify the “giant” part of his panda species, clarifying that he likes to be called “thin and thick.” He also said that he will miss the free marijuana (and only that) of his stay in the United States before returning to China. Jealous of the panda’s attention, Day’s Biden attempted to answer a question, only to throw it back at Tian Tian when asked about his Middle East policy: “You know what? I think people like the panda!
“As a rare person who identifies as black, white and Chinese,” Yang’s Tian Tian said he was in a unique position to unite many people from around the world, “as is another attractive Blasian, Tiger Woods.”
Jason Momoa hosts the final “Saturday Night Live” before his new DC movie, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” which hits theaters on December 22. It is the long-awaited sequel to his first film “Aquaman” from 2018. It was a hit among fans and grossed more than a billion dollars at the box office. Momoa previously hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 2018, his hosting debut, with Mumford and Sons as his musical guest.
In addition to the “Aquaman” sequel, Momoa appeared as the colorful villain Dante Reyes in Universal’s “Fast X” earlier this year. He also reprized his role as Aquaman in the post-credits scene of “The Flash.”
This season of “Saturday Night Live” so far has featured Pete Davidson, Bad Bunny, Nate Bargatze and Timothee Chalamet as hosts, plus Ice Spice, the Foo Fighters and Boygenius as musical guests. Bad Bunny did double duty: he hosted and performed. Singer Tate McRae performs in the Momoa episode. There’s also been an influx of celebrity cameos this season, including Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, Pedro Pascal, Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, Alec Baldwin, Christopher Walken and more.