In an updated twist on the alien Coneheads, “Saturday Night Live” introduced fans to the “Rona family” of COVID-19 viruses all home for the holidays. The family was exhausted from their world — and university — travels.
There’s Mom (Cecily Strong), Dad (Beck Bennett), a daughter (Lauren Holt) with a fiance she’s been “mutating with,” and a ne’er-do-well son (Timothee Chalamet), who was a failure in New Zealand. Grandma is the Spanish flu.
Their neighbors are the Herpes — Oral and Genital — who tend to show up during times of stress.
Clearly, their sympathies lie with the Republicans. Mom and Dad love President Donald Trump because he “introduced us to everyone he knows.” Bennett’s character pointed out: “We wouldn’t still be here without Trump.”
Some viewers loved it, but others on Twitter weren’t laughing about a virus killing thousands of Americans every day.
Check it out in the video above.