Baby Yoda (Kyle Mooney) has returned to SNLit is weekend update tonight to promote the Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi and his own “spiritual” awakening.
“What’s up, Baby Yoda?… You got a new vibe,” host Michael Che asked him at the start of the segment.
“Life is beautiful Michael, real fine,” Baby Yoda said. “Of course season 3 of mando to come – blah, blah, blah, blah, work, work, work.
Baby Yoda added that it was also “a very enlightening time” for him as he is “spiritual” now.
“That’s right. You have studied the ways of the Force, haven’t you? Che asked.
“Okay, relax nerd,” Baby Yoda replied. “Do you know what an ayahuasca retreat is?
Baby Yoda explained that he basically did that, “but with a bunch of pills and a week” – and instead of a spirit guide guiding him, his “boy Tom Holland took the auxiliary cable”.
“It looks like a good time,” Che said. “Just make sure you stay safe, man.”
“No, don’t tell me what to do,” Baby Yoda snapped. “But yeah, I’m feeling really peaceful these days — stepping into crystals, rain sticks, spicy guacamole.”
He noted that he’s even begun to build a community of “very conscious individuals,” which also includes Jared Leto, Santana with Rob Thomas, Bob the Builder, and Tila Tequila.
“Sounds like a good crew, man,” Che said.
“Yeah, it’s a cult,” admitted Baby Yoda. “But look, I love everyone, man, even my haters.”
“Really?” Che wondered. “Because you’ve had strong words for a particular hater over the years.”
“Yeah, that’s right, but I’m older now,” Baby Yoda said, “and I just want to say, Baby Groot, I know we’ve had our issues. But I want to say this from the bottom of my heart: I really, really don’t like you.
Baby Yoda told Baby Groot that the next time he saw it, he would cut it “like Paul Bunyan”, sprinkle it on his blunt, and smoke it. “That being said, I love you,” Baby Yoda said, “and I’ve always been supportive of you.”
Also appearing on Update tonight was field correspondent Sarah Sherman, who led a studio tour while continuing her feud with anchor Colin Jost. Deadline will update this story with a video when it arrives.