Saturday Night Live host Jason Bateman and musical guest Morgan Wallen were grilled by cast member Heidi Gardner in a sequence of two new promotional clips added to the show's Instagram page. The three stood together on the stage of Studio 8H as they recorded two segments that promoted a new installment of the late-night comedy sketch series that will air on December 5.
Jason stood in the center of Morgan and Heidi. All wore masks on their faces. After announcing that he would be the host with Morgan as the musical guest, Heidi asked the men what they wanted for Christmas. Jason said that hosting the show was the only Christmas gift he needed. Morgan claimed it was the same for him.
It was then that Heidi looked directly at the men and said, "I guess you don't care about world peace."
Jason appeared to panic. He looked at Heidi and said if she hadn't interrupted him, he would have gotten to that. The men then said that wishing for world peace was good as well as no more hunger, and no more COVID as the segment faded to black.
In a second clip, Heidi looked at Jason after he introduced himself and exclaimed, "wait, Batman? You're Jason Batman?"
The pun on his last name caused the former Arrested Development star to remark that she missed the letter E in his name. The comedienne couldn't be stopped as she exclaimed that the show finally booked Batman to which Jason replied he would go get his cape.