Singer Billie Eilish is a natural comedian!
Although Eilish shocked fans during the show’s hilarious opening monologue, The “Bad Guy” singer continued to prove she has a career in comedy when she appeared in several “Saturday Night Live” skits, especially in a musical sketch dubbed the “Santa Song.”
Eilish looked the part of Mrs. Claus, with curly blonde hair and a form-fitting long-sleeve red dress that glittered as she moved. Her backup singers, Kate McKinnon and Ego Nwodim, joined her on stage as her backup singers and commentators.
“SNL” vet Kenan Thompson even made an appearance as Santa Claus himself.
Billie Eilish Sings About How She ‘Made It Weird’ With Santa
Billie Eilish sings about the time she met Santa Claus and jokes about the awkward things that she said to him during their encounter.
“But I said to myself, don’t be a fool, be smooth as ice and play it cool, so here is what I said,” she sang. “‘Hey sexy Mama, nice teeth.’ Yeah, made it weird with Santa.”
Later in the song, she adds that when Santa asked if she’s been naughty or nice, she asked, “Who’s asking, virgin?”
At that point, Santa started heading towards the door. When Nwodim asked, “Not the chimney?” Eilish replied, “No, I think he just wanted to get out of there.”
Her backup dancers then try to console her by describing their own awkward encounters with Santa at a Christmas ball.
Nwodim sings that when Santa asks if they’d been good, she replied, “You tell me; you’re in charge, Daddy.”
McKinnon’s response wasn’t much better. “So, I said, ‘Hey, Santa. So you and Mrs. Claus never had children. Was that a conscious decision or was there a health issue there? Or are the elves your children and you keep trying to make a tall one?”
“Oh no, then what happened?” they asked.
“He asked me what my name was and I said, ‘Beth,’ and he said, ‘Get away from me, Beth,’” McKinnon answered.
Although Santa came out and forgave the trio for their colorful comments, fans couldn’t help but lament that Eilish wasn’t a regular cast member.
Billie Eilish Has A New Career In Comedy, Says Fans
Fans absolutely loved the performance and praised Eilish for her comedic chops.
“Billie did really well,” wrote one fan. “She was super confident and looks like she had a lot of fun. Super happy they had her host and be the musical guest.”
“You can tell the writers really played to Billie’s strengths with some of these skits!” another added. “She did a great job!”
“You can tell Billie has this special place in her heart for old Hollywood,” another noted. “The 40s and 50s seem to be of her interests, I love it.”
“She was perfect for this I can’t imagine anybody else,” said another. “You’d never expect her to lend herself so well to the old Hollywood aesthetic but she really does!”
Another added, “Musically excellent considering how uncomfortably funny the subject matter is.”
“This just solidifies the fact that I NEED Billie to release a Christmas album,” said another.
Eilish hasn’t announced any plans to create a Christmas album just yet, but there’s always next year!