Bad Bunny Thinks You Should Learn How to Say ‘Puerto Rico’ Before Visiting in New ‘SNL’ Promos


Benito schools castmember Heidi Gardner on the proper pronunciation of his native island ahead of pulling double duty as host & musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

Bad Bunny and Heidi Gardner in ‘SNL’ promos



Before you visit Bad Bunny‘s native island, you better learn how to pronounce its name.

In brand-new promos for his upcoming appearance as host and musical guest on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, Benito schools castmember Heidi Gardner on how to pronounce “Puerto Rico.”

“I’ve always wanted to go to Port-oh Reek-oh,” Gardner says, butchering the commonwealth’s name.

“Puerto Rico,” Bunny corrects.

“Sorry, Port-oh Reek-oh!” Gardner repeats.

After trying again, the superstar artist gives up: “You know what? Don’t go, please.”

Elsewhere in the promos, Gardner compliments “the message” of Bad Bunny’s music but says she “can’t say it.” “Because it’s in Spanish?” he asks. No, she responds, before saying her bleeped-out response. “OK, you can’t say that on TV,” Bunny admits with a laugh.

He also valiantly saves Gardner from a mosquito during their promo shoot. Watch the new promos below:

Bad Bunny made his first appearance on SNL in April 2020 with a cameo during a pandemic-era Saturday Night Live at Home episode. He made his debut as a musical guest in February 2021 (and acted in a couple of sketches) alongside Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page as the host. This weekend’s episode will mark Bad Bunny’s first time hosting.

The NBC late-night staple returned for its 49th season this past weekend, with Pete Davidson hosting and Ice Spice as the musical guest. Former SNL castmember Davidson was supposed to host the show back on May 6, alongside musical guest Lil Uzi Vert, before the writers’ strike canceled all upcoming episodes when it started on May 2. The season premiere marked Ice Spice’s debut on the show, with her collaborator Taylor Swift even making a cameo to introduce her second performance of the night.

Bad Bunny’s SNL episode will air Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC and streaming live on Peacock.

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