SNL skit pokes fun at Quebec accents, Canada's Drake obsession (VIDEO)

Oct 19 2020, 1:26 pm

This weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live had a Canadian-themed skit that poked fun of Quebecois accents, CBC, Degrassi, and the country’s obsession with Drake.

The sketch had guest host Issa Rae play a correspondent in Toronto for a French-Canadian news channel’s piece titled “Bonjour — Hi.”

Rae stood in front of a green screen of Toronto’s skyline, holding a CBC microphone in front of the CN Tower.

Rae and the two “Quebec news anchors” used questionable French accents as they chatted about whether or not they had seen Drake that day.

The correspondent said she confused Drake with a man in a wheelchair, referencing the rapper’s character on the actual Canadian series, Degrassi: The Next Generation.

The skit ended with the anchors performing karaoke to Céline Dion, and Canadian reactions to the skit were not very positive.

“Bonjour — Hi” wasn’t the only Canuck element on SNL this past weekend, as Toronto-born Jim Carrey played US presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ontario-native Justin Bieber performed.

After doing remote episodes due to the lockdown at the end of last season, SNL is back on air from the Rockefeller Center in New York.

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