Saturday Night Live host Daniel Craig wasted no time getting to his new James Bond movie No Time To Die, introducing a “sneak peek” scene tonight during his opening monologue.
Telling the crowd about his latest and last Bond movie (he even got in a good quip about Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s help with the dialogue), he noted it was just postponed to Thanksgiving weekend due to concerns over the coronavirus (which is actually true). He then threw it to the clip, in which Bond is confronting a villainess (Chloe Fineman) at a casino craps table.
The scene is pretty much all plausible until Bond happens to roll a 7, the start of a hot streak that attracts a less Casino Royale, more Downtown Vegas crowd. Bond even eschews his vodka martini shaken for a “vodka-Red Bull in a pint glass.” Apparently he’s never played craps before.
Almost all of his Bondian ways disappear during the run, though even after announcing “I’m buzzed” he still manages to save the day.
Check out the video above.
It wasn’t the only No Time to Die reference Saturday. Colin Jost took a shot at it in “Weekend Update,” noting the pic’s release date move and saying they should have left it where it was and just change the name to “Time to Die.”
It also wasn’t the only Daniel Craig movie that made the show tonight. In “Accent Coach,” Craig playing Craig brought in his Elvis-by-way-of-Maryland dialect coach (Beck Bennett) to work on just the right Southern accent for his detective Benoit Blanc ahead of shooting Knives Out. They kicked the tires on Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia dialects before showing their chops in a time-honored SNL gross-out staple.
Here’s that skit:
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