Set as a Christmas Eve USO performance in 1944, the four-minute sketch finds Wiig portraying a U.S. Army nurse who chooses an eager young private (played by Bowen) to step on stage for a gender-swapping duet of an R&B song called “Love Fight.”
During their passionate performance, acted out in old-timey dialogue and suggestive dance moves, Bowen plays a jealous woman who is convinced that Wiig, a man, has been unfaithful. Meanwhile, the soldiers watching in the audience are left scratching their heads trying to figure out what’s happening on stage as Wiig straddles Bowen’s head at one point.
“Wait, so the girl is playing the boy and the boy is playing the girl?” one soldier asks to his unit. “Yeah, there’s a lot going on,” another answers.
Toward the end, Bowen’s character confronts Wiig’s about some red undergarments she found in his briefcase that don’t belong to her. Suddenly, Dua Lipa steps out as a homewrecker named Marjorie who sassily admits, “I’ve been looking for those!”
Caught red-handed, Wiig — still playing the man — asks his two lovers how he can remedy the situation: “By defeating the Nazis,” Bowen and Lipa reply simultaneously before breaking out into another risqué dance number.
Watch the full SNL sketch below.