Bad Bunny Makes His ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut as “Big Bunny”

Lead Photo: Collage by Alan López for Remezcla
Collage by Alan López for Remezcla
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Adapting to the times, Saturday Night Live has filmed its last two episodes from home—multiple homes, rather. Staple cast members record from their own abodes but, taking advantage of the accessibility that a remotely produced edition offers, many of them are joined by celebrities; last night’s special guests include Charles Barkley, Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt and none other than Bad Bunny.

Bad Bunny appears briefly in a sketch alongside Keenan Thompson as Dominican MLB icon and former Red Sox powerhouse David Ortiz—a regular character for Thompson of which even Ortiz himself, aka Papi, seems to be a fan. 

On “Big Dominican Lunch with Big Papi,” Thompson adopts his go-to exaggeration of Ortiz’s accent in guiding viewers through cooking a simple Dominican dish: Sancocho. Except this particular recipe is, of course, a caricature of the Sancocho de Siete Carnes version: Among the chicken, ham and carne molida is also whale’s tongue and monkey hands—among other “regular pantry stuff,” Thompson-as-Ortiz cracks.

In comes Benito, ‘cause if you’re gonna need a “big-ass pot.” And that’s exactly what his character, Big Bunny sells. It can “hold 22 different animals, even big ones like llama and yak,” Benito says. He’s also selling sweatpants, in case anyone’s interested.

Watch the full clip below.