‘SNL’ Promises Travis Scott’s Episode Will Be ‘In Sicko Mode’ — And Host Ramy Youssef Wishes They Hadn’t

When Travis Scott returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend as the musical guest, castmember Marcello Hernandez promises the show will be in “Sicko Mode” — just like Scott’s Billboard Hot 100-topping Drake collab from 2018. But first-time host Ramy Youssef isn’t having it in new SNL promos, released late Thursday (March 28) ahead of Saturday’s new episode.

“I told you not to do that in front of him,” the Poor Things actor/comedian tells Hernandez of the song-title pun.

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“Sorry, I just get these goosebumps every time,” Hernandez replies with a smirk, name-dropping yet another Scott song: “Goosebumps,” a top 40 Hot 100 solo hit in 2017 that led to the No. 47-peaking HVME remix in 2021.

“It’s just not a good look,” Youssef says. “Sorry, Trav.”

Things don’t get any better for Hernandez in a second promo, when he launches into an ill-fated joke setup. “A Latino guy, an Egyptian guy and a Black guy walk into a bar…” he begins, before Scott and Youssef cut him off.

“You guys are probably right, because the punchline was bad,” Hernandez admits, before Youssef says, “The setup was too.”

Scott will take his second turn as SNL musical guest this weekend, following his October 2018 debut. For his first performance, he brought out John Mayer on guitar and Kevin Parker of Tame Impala on bass for a mash-up of “Skeletons” (which features Mayer) and “Astrothunder” (a collaboration with Tame Impala) from his Astroworld album, before pulling out “Sicko Mode” sand Drake for his second song.

Youssef will host SNL for the first time after co-starring opposite Emma Stone in the awards-season darling Poor Things. The stand-up comedian also took home the best actor in a television series – musical or comedy Golden Globe in 2020 for his Hulu series Ramy.

Watch the new SNL promos below, and catch the new episode at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. ET on NBC or streaming on Peacock.