Woody Harrleson performs bizarre anti-vax monologue during Saturday Night Live
| Last updated
Featured Image Credit: NBC
Woody Harrelson threw Saturday Night Live viewers off this weekend when he launched into a bizarre Covid-themed rant during his opening monologue.
The actor, who was celebrating his inauguration into the SNL 'Five Timers Club', put on a great show with musical guest Jack White, but not before a very rocky start with a very unhinged ramble.
Woody, who insisted he wasn't going to touch the weed he had brought with him until after the show, couldn't tell one straight story, and kept getting distracted and going on odd tangents while the stunned studio audience tried to keep up.
After a long and confusing spiel about smoking weed, Woody finally concluded his monologue with a clear dig at the pandemic and vaccines.
The Zombieland actor claimed that, back in 2019, he had been given a movie script that told the story of,"'the biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes, and people can only come out if they take the cartel’s drugs and keep taking them over and over."
Whether that script was actually real is anyone's guess, but it seemed more like a roundabout way of suggesting that the actor might be anti-vax.
Woody continued: "I threw the script away. I mean who was gonna believe that crazy idea?
"Being forced to do drugs? I do that voluntarily all day long!"
Viewers at home were just as confused as the studio audience and took to the comments section to try and figure out what had just happened.
"This monologue was like listening to my uncle tell a story, so many tangents and detours," wrote one fan.
"Did Woody forget he was doing the monologue? Did he think that he was just backstage talking to the cast? He seems confused," suggested a second.
A third added that Woody's monologue had the 'same energy' as Grandpa Simpson's story about going to Shelbyville with an onion on his belt - which was the style at the time.
"I think this a joke about the Covid quarantine," mused another viewer. "But I'm not sure since nothing Woody said during his monologue made any sense!!"
This isn't the first time that Woody has shared some unusual theories about the Covid pandemic, either.
Just last year, the 61-year-old told Vanity Fair that he thought wearing face masks was 'absurd', and that he hadn't caught the disease because he's 'internally clean'.
Despite the absurdity of his monologue, Woody did have a great show, and eventually got his all-important Five Timers Club jacket as the credits rolled, presented by none other than Scarlett Johansson.