Now that Catching Fire has hit theaters nationwide, Hunger Games mania is in full swing. And how convenient that this week’s host of Saturday Night Live just happened to be one of the franchise’s stars, Josh Hutcherson.
So of course, Hutcherson’s monologue was pretty Hunger Games-heavy. “I play Peeta,” the actors says, “the brave young hero who immediately gets hurt and has to be carried around for the rest of the movie.” (It’s funny because it’s true!)
Naturally, the scene devolves into a mini Hunger Games spoof, with cast member Kate McKinnon playing a rabid fan dressed up as Elizabeth Banks’ character Effie Trinket. She insists on starting a new tradition, forcing two cast members to come on stage and fight to the death.
If we’ve learned anything this season, it’s that pretty much anything Kate McKinnon touches turns to pure gold, so this is definitely worth a watch.