Rabat - Tom Hanks hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live where he addressed a nervous American nation as “America’s Dad.”
Rabat – Tom Hanks hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live where he addressed a nervous American nation as “America’s Dad.”
Saturday’s episode of SNL was hosted for the 9th time by the Oscar-winning actor, comedian, and filmmaker Tom Hanks. The 60-year-old actor began his appearance portraying Chris Wallace during the third Presidential Debate, then stepped into a role of “America’s Dad” where he addressed numerous messages to the Americans.
“A magazine cover recently called ‘America’s Dad’ but I would have preferred ‘the Sexiest Man Alive” said Hanks as he wore a grey sweater. “America is feeling a little nervous these days and I’m a responsible father, so I thought maybe it’s time we had a little chat.”
Tom Hanks referred to several issues that have presented major concerns for the American public, such as the presidential elections, immigration, LGBT rights and the US national debt, which make America “anxious, conflicted, [and] scared.”
“You’re gonna be fine” assured Hanks and reminded his audience that America went through tougher periods in the past, such as the Great Depression.
Referring to immigration, the Hollywood legend stated, “You may have notice that your complexion is changing, you’re getting a little darker and you’re freaking out… that’s natural for a nation of immigrants like yourself.”
Hanks continued his fatherly character, saying that America is “gayer than [it] used to be,” a tacit reference to LGBTQ-inclusive legislation signed by the US President Barack Obama.
“So how are you doing? You okay with money? Really? Cause I heard you’re in debt … I’d like to help you out but if I do, you never gonna learn,” said the “Inferno” star, alluding to the US gross national debt, which has reached USD 18.96 trillion.
Hanks al o alluded to the upcoming presidential elections by saying, “you gotta a big decision to make in the next couple of weeks,” adding that America will make the right choice, so long as it thinks with its heart and mind and not so much down there.”
Edited by Constance Guindon