In a sketch from Saturday’s episode of Saturday Night Live, which was hosted by Matthew McConaughey and featured musical performances from Adele herself, a family’s holiday dinner quickly goes downhill.
The family’s patriarch claims that “the refugees are all ISIS in disguise,” and an aunt agrees, saying, “I actually saw an ISIS in the A&P today when I was picking up the yams!”
And right when this aunt starts asking her niece’s African-American boyfriend offensive questions, the youngest member of the family gets up from the table with a sigh and pushes play on a CD player. As soon as Adele’s “Hello” starts blasting out of the speakers, everything changes: All of their differences are put aside in favor of wistfully lip-syncing along to the song that has captivated the world.
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And although the song pauses first when grandma and grandpa arrive – with uninformed opinions of their own – and again when the oven timer goes off, each time “Hello” resumes all issues are laid to rest.
As “Hello” plays, the Thanksgiving turkey becomes less burnt and everybody at the table gradually begins to morph into Adele, starting with her long, perfectly manicured fingernails and fur coat.
So when the conversation gets dicey this Thanksgiving, you know what to do.