“Saturday Night Live” was celebrated Easter with messages from a variety of people, including a few political figures. The episode was hosted by singer Lizzo, who pulled double duty as the musical guest.

Aside from discussing the arrival of the holiday, the NBC sketch comedy show took a moment to remember a late “SNL” cast member.

Here are some of the notable sketches from the 18th episode of "Saturday Night Live" Season 47.

Cold Open

“SNL” opened the night by welcoming the Easter holiday with a message from Bowen Yang as the Easter bunny. The character decided to invite people from different walks of life to share their hopes for the Easter season. The first guest was Dr. Anthony Fauci, played by Kate McKinnon.

Fauci warned that “like Jesus,” COVID numbers have “risen again.” However, he revealed, “If you’re vaccinated, you’re going to be fine. And if you’re not vaccinated, I’m not supposed to say this, but I honestly don’t care what happens to you.”

Next up was castmember Cicely Strong playing Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was holding a chocolate rifle while explaining that she had been “aggressively” wishing her Muslim and Jewish colleagues “Happy Easter.”

“Now I’m worried about Easter. Between the pastels and the jellybeans, this holiday has gotten a little too LGBQRST for me,” Greene said.

“And there is nothing gay about Easter, a day when a bunch of male priests worship a shirtless guy with great abs, then talk about wanting to eat his body. That’s straight stuff!”

New York Mayor Eric Adams, played by Chris Redd, and Elon Musk, played by Mikey Day, along with Chloe Fineman as Britney Spears, as well as former President Donald Trump, played by Austin Johnson, were among some of the public figures who also shared Easter messages.

Weekend Update

During the fake news segment of the comedy sketch, co-anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost did their typical discussion of putting a comedic twist on the most notable and odd headlines from the past week.

Some of the topics included Musk’s offer to buy Twitter and the New York City subway attack. Once the anchors signed off, a photo tribute of comedian Gilbert Gottfried played before the show went to commercial.

Gottfried, who appeared in 12 episodes of “Saturday Night Live,” was known for his distinctive voice, which landed him the role of the scarlet macaw Iago in Disney’s animated “Aladdin” movie and series.

The 67-year-old comedian died on Tuesday from recurrent ventricular tachycardia, an abnormal heart rhythm, caused by myotonic dystrophy type II.

Opening Monologue

Lizzo kicked off her “SNL” hosting debut by addressing some of the rumors she has dealt with after talking about her celebrity crushes on social media.

“I read a lot of gossip online that I’m dating every white boy in Hollywood,” she said. “They think I’m collecting One Direction members like Infinity Stones.”​

Lizzo admitted there was a rumor that she was pregnant with Chris Evans' child after the two exchanged flirty DMs on Instagram.

“I have no idea where that one started. It could be the TikTok I did where I said, ‘I’m pregnant with Chris Evans’ baby. It’s called manifesting,” she explained.

Lizzo also took a moment to spread some positivity by encouraging people to follow their dreams.

“I love you, you are beautiful, and you can do anything. I’m living proof of that. I used to live in my car, and now I’m hosting ‘Saturday Night Live,’” she said.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch will host the May 7 episode of “Saturday Night Live” with Arcade Fire as the musical guest.

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Pictured [LR]: Anchor Colin Jost and anchor Michael Che during “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live.” Will Heath/NBC