Actress Natalie Portman hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, where she appeared in a rather hilarious sketch that skewers the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. The sketch is presented as a "preview" for Stranger Things Season 3, with Natalie Portman playing the iconic Eleven character, with Mikey Day playing Finn Wolfhard's character Mike Wheeler. The clip begins with a reference to their kiss in Season 2, before it takes a hilarious turn.
The clip goes on to show Beck Bennett pointing a gun at the duo, before Eleven uses her powers to relieve this mystery man of his gun, which causes her nose to bleed. The mystery man goes on to reveal that he's "special" like her, with Eleven explaining how she can move objects with her mind, but it gives her, "tiny nosebleeds." Beck Bennett's character announces that he is Fourteen, and that he can start fires with his mind, but each time he does, he "throws up a little bit" in his mouth, which he demonstrates by lighting a candle.
After the mystery firestarter leaves, Mike tries to coerce Eleven into making out yet again, before another new character, Nine (Cecily Strong) shows up, who shows off how she can read people's minds, but it makes her fart. Pete Davidson is then shown as Five, who can run fast like The Flash, but every time he does, he gets a boner. Other characters include Aidy Bryant's Eighteen, whose power is that she can do a "pretty good" Borat impression, but every time she does, she goes into a coma for two days. Since the real Season 3 is delayed to 2019, this hilarious sketch is the closest thing fans will get until Season 3 arrives.
The series stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max, among others.
The series is created by The Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson. Stranger Things is a Netflix production. Stranger Things received 18 Emmy nominations this year (with five wins) and was honored with the 2017 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as the 2017 Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television Drama from the Producers Guild of America. Take a look at this new SNL sketch below, courtesy of SNL YouTube.