Bad Bunny took on Saturday Night Live this weekend with double duty as both host and musical guest. The Puerto Rican global superstar kicked off his October 21 monologue by poking fun at the skeptics who doubted his ability to speak English for the comedy sketch show. He told the crowd, “People are wondering if I can’t host this show because English is not my first language. I don’t know if they know, but I do whatever I want.” Bunny, whose name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, was met with a screaming crowd when he looked over after stating that.
“So…I can host this show in English,” Benito continued, listing other things he can do in English. “I can order McDonald’s in English. I can have sex in English. Yeah… but I prefer sex in Spanish because it’s just better.” Bad Bunny then switched to Spanish, and at one point, subtitles appear on the screen that read: “SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH.” Once the “Tití Me Preguntó” rapper notices, he asks for the show to make it right. The subtitle is then revised to read: “SPEAKING A SEXIER LANGUAGE.” The moment was a call-back to when Bunny performed at the Grammys and CBS did not have closed captions translating what the artist was singing in Spanish.
Bad Bunny then recruited a friend to help him out close out his monologue to translate — none other than Pedro Pascal. The Last of Us Star hosted SNL earlier this year. After a long-winded, fast-talking story, Pascal jokes that Bunny just said: “I’m blessed to be here with my favorite actor, Pedro Pascal!” Benito then asked for some advice for monologing, so Pascal suggested, “I find it’s always charming to do a self-deprecating joke,” Pascal advised the artist. “It’s like a joke you make about part of your body or your face that’s unflattering.” Bad Bunny laughed at the thought and said, “I don’t have any.” Pascal then advised that “audiences love it when you show an embarrassing photo of yourself.” The host then showed a photo of himself where he was completely nude besides a towel precariously draped around his waist.
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