Baby Yoda (Kyle Mooney) returned to SNL‘s weekend update tonight to promote the Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi and his own “spiritual” awakening.
“What’s up, Baby Yoda? … You have a new vibe,” host Michael Che asked him at the start of the segment.
“Life is all good Michael, real okay,” Baby Yoda said. “Of course, season 3 of I send going up, blah, blah, blah, blah, work, work, work”.
Baby Yoda added that it has also been “a very enlightening moment” for him because he is “spiritual” now.
“That’s right. You studied the ways of the Force, right?” asked Che.
“Ok relax nerd,” Baby Yoda replied. “Do you know what an ayahuasca retreat is?”
Baby Yoda explained that he basically did just that, “but with a bunch of pills and a week,” and instead of an accompanying spirit guide, his “boy Tom Holland hooked up to the aux cord.”
“Sounds like a great moment,” Che said. “Just make sure you stay safe, man.”
“Nah, don’t tell me what to do,” Baby Yoda snapped. “But yeah, I feel really chill these days: I get into crystals, rain sticks, spicy guacamole.”
He noted that he has even begun to build a community of “very conscientious individuals,” which also includes Jared Leto, Santana with Rob Thomas, Bob the Builder, and Tila Tequila.
“Sounds like a good team, mate,” Che said.
“Yeah, it’s a cult,” Baby Yoda admitted. “But look, I love everyone, man, even my enemies.”
“In fact?” Che wondered. “Because you’ve had some strong words for a particular enemy over the years.”
“Yeah, that’s true, but I’m older now,” Baby Yoda said, “and I just want to say, Baby Groot, I know we had our issues. But I mean it from the bottom of my heart: I really, really don’t like you.”
Baby Yoda told Baby Groot that the next time he sees him, he’s going to cut him up “like Paul Bunyan,” sprinkle it on his joint, and smoke it. “That said, I love you,” Baby Yoda said, “and I’ve always got your back.”
also appears in To update tonight was field correspondent Sarah Sherman, who led a tour of the studio while perpetuating her feud with host Colin Jost. Deadline will update this story with a video when it arrives.