Normal People first aired on BBC3 in April, and has since become one of the most popular series of lockdown. Adapted from Sally Rooney's acclaimed novel of the same title, the story follows lovestruck Irish couple Marianne and Connell as they navigate young adulthood.
Comic Relief's skit begins with Paul Mescal's Connell confiding in Scott's Hot Priest during confession, in which he offloads about his struggle to coherently communicate with Daisy Edgar-Jones's Marianne. But he adds that the pair have no problem with the intimate side of their relationship.
"You know the physical side of things is great, that's always been so powerful," Mescal's Connell reflects, at which Hot Priest sniggers and replies: "I know."
The drama was lauded for its realistic and non-gratuitous sex scenes, which were choreographed by intimacy coach Ita O'Brien.
Marianne eventually appears on the other side of the confessional booth, and immediately proclaims: "You know, I don't actually believe in the concept of sin.... I reject the whole constitution of the church as an anachronistic, patriarchal organ of oppression."
She then reluctantly admits that she has stolen something, which happens to be Connell's now-iconic silver chain.
Mescal and Edgar-Jones also appear in a reimagining of the couple forty years on, which sees them squabbling over beans on toast.
Mescal posted pictures of himself with Edgar-Jones and Scott on Instagram as they prepared to shoot the scenes. In one of the photos, the trio appear to be enjoying cans of gin and tonic, which of course was Hot Priest's favoured alcoholic beverage on Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag.
"Well this happened!" the actor captioned the pictures. "@daisyedgarjones and Andrew are absolute legends. In the hands of Lenny and @suziecine, what is life. Thank you to element and @emeraoshea. Please, please please donate."
Proceeds are going to the Community Foundation for Ireland.
Meanwhile, Rooney's first novel Conversations with Friends is currently being adapted for BBC One, with Oscar-winning director Lenny Abrahamson returning to direct.
Normal People is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.
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