‘SNL’ Cold Open Parodies Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s court battle was the center of the cold open on the May 14 episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

Kyle Mooney played Depp, who, in real life, has alleged that Amber Heard once left a ‘fecal delivery’ on their bed out of anger.

When presented with a video of Depp’s property manager (Kenan Thompson) finding the “dookie,” Heidi Gardner, playing Heard’s lawyer, pointed out that the video wouldn’t stand as proof that the feces came from a human — as Heard claims it came from the couple’s dogs.

“That’s true, but I’ll allow it, because it does sound fun. And this trial is for fun!” squealed Cecily Strong, playing the judge.

Parodying the way the trial has become such a pop culture moment, Strong said, “I think I’ve seen enough. This trial has given me a lot to consider. On one hand, I believe Mr. Depp story. But on the other hand, your constant little smirk lets me know that. This is not the first woman you made so mad that she pooped in your bed.”

“I guess I have been known to be full nightmare,” Mooney replied, grinning.

Selena Gomez hosted the May 14 episode, making her “SNL” debut.

Along with Steve Martin and Martin Short, Gomez is the star and executive producer of Hulu’s murder mystery comedy “Only Murders in the Building.” Season 1 debuted in August 2021 and Season 2 will premiere in June. The series follows Mabel Mora (Gomez), Charles-Haden Savage (Martin) and Oliver Putnam (Short), three New Yorkers who live in the same apartment complex and share a love for true crime podcasts. In Season 1, they team up to solve the murder of Mabel’s childhood friend and fellow Arconia tenant Tim Kono (Justin Cihi) while documenting their progress on a podcast. Martin and John Hoffman created the series, and serve as executive producers alongside Short, Gomez, Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

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Gomez’s episode was shared with musical guest Post Malone, who is also making his “SNL” debut. The rapper will release his fourth studio album “Twelve Carat Toothache” on June 3 via Mercury Records and Republic Records.

The next episode of “Saturday Night Live,” which airs on May 21, will be the finale of Season 47. Natasha Lyonne will make her hosting debut alongside musical guest Japanese Breakfast. Previous hosts of Season 47 have included Lizzo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jerrod Carmichael, Zoe Kravitz, Oscar Isaac, John Mulaney, Willem Dafoe and Will Forte.

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