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Good News: Tom Hanks Returns To Work With Remotely-Produced 'Saturday Night Live!'

The episode was hosted by Tom Hanks, who was diagnosed with coronavirus in March. "It is a strange time to try to be funny," the actor said in his opening monologue, filmed in his home.

2020-04-12T07:55:00Z

Courtesy : Deadline

The official confirmation that Tom Hanks is absolutely fine and almost entirely recovered from coronavirus is here. As one would remember, Hanks was one of the first celebrities to be contracted with coronavirus over a month ago along with wife Rita Wilson.

However, news pertaining to the couple's recovery have always been positive and they have been doing well indeed.

That however couldn't be stressed more as Hanks returned to 'work' where he hosted the remotely produced episode of Saturday Night Live!

 "It’s beautiful to see all my castmates," Kenan Thompson said at the top of the show as the cast appeared in the format of a Zoom video call. "It’s sometime between March and August," Kate McKinnon joked. The usual intro played, featuring clips of the band playing remotely as well as footage of the cast in their own homes doing things like juggling canned foods, microwaving food and having a tea party with dolls.

The episode was hosted by Tom Hanks, who was diagnosed with coronavirus in March. "It is a strange time to try to be funny," the actor said in his opening monologue, filmed in his home.

He added that he and his wife Rita Wilson, who was also diagnosed, are doing fine now. "There’s no such thing as Saturdays anymore," Hanks said, alluding to the coronavirus putting everyone's schedules in flux. 

He explained that the whole show had been filmed by the castmates in quarantine. He then mimicked the "question and answer" format of a typical host monologue and fielded questions from himself in costumes.

"Stay safe," Hanks said at the end of his monologue, thanking healthcare workers, delivery workers, grocery workers and the folks who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

Ladies and gentlemen, live from their homes, it's Saturday Night!

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