Saturday Night Live star Chloe Fineman shared her incredible talent for impersonating celebrities during the Season 46 premiere in a hilariously on-point parody of The Drew Barrymore Show. The sketch played on every aspect of the brand new daytime talk show and has already been embraced by Barrymore herself. Fineman also played Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in the sketch and brought in Alex Moffatt for one scene to play Barrymore's ex-husband Tom Green.
In less than three minutes, Fineman ran through just about every segment on Barrymore's show. "I am just like you," she told the audience. "A boho free spirit mommy mother movie star since I was 6!" The narrator then noted how Barrymore is shown having fun in an empty studio, without any audience. Instead, she has to connect to her fans - VFFs (Virtual Friends Forever) - through Zoom. In another segment, she helped a family facing mounting medical bill debts by... renovating their walk-in closet.
The audience also gets to be a "third wheel in a celebrity catch-up" as Barrymore interviews her "best friend" Witherspoon, also played by Fineman. She also caught up with Green and Kidman. "Thank you for allowing me to be on your show," Barrymore told Kidman, who then had to remind her that she is the host. "At least someone's enjoying 2020," the narrator said, before Kenan Thompson as Billy Porter sang to a flower. The sketch also included a joke about Ellen DeGeneres' behind-the-scenes controversies, with the narrator noting, "After seeing what went down with Ellen, we took a hard turn in the other direction."
Drew Barrymore's Response
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The Drew Barrymore Show team clearly loved the parody. "We see no difference," they wrote on YouTube. They also shared the video on Twitter, adding, "Can't believe we didn't think of 'How Drew you do?' first." Barrymore herself even wrote about it on Instagram, calling Fineman "the greatest thing." The sketch was also a hit with viewers on Twitter.prevnext
This was really funny! I know all we are thinking about right now is politics, but 20+ minutes of politics at the beginning of SNL a little much. I have been a loyal fan for 30 years and look forward to this escape. More skits like Drew show and music video! Thanks @nbcsnl!— Anita T (@Wiscogirlanita) October 4, 2020
Chloe really stepped it up for this one! I think she did a fabulous job as drew.— Erin (@Erin1237) October 4, 2020