Check Out Pete Davidson’s Farewell ‘SNL’ Sketch With Eminem

Pete Davidson asked Eminem to help pay respect to the show’s creator, Lorne Michaels in one of his final sketches on Saturday Night Live.

Earlier this week, it was reported that a number of cast members will be leaving the late-night sketch programme at the end of its 47th season, which ended on 21st May.

Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Addy Bryant and Kyle Mooney are among the cast members leaving the show, each of whom said their goodbyes to Studio 8H in their own unique way at last night’s season finale.

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Davidson’s goodbye included a segment on the ‘Weekend Update’ desk with Colin Jost, which was his first appearance on the show. He then expressed gratitude to SNL for always having his back, for allowing him to work on himself and improve as well as never giving up on him or criticising him even when everyone else was.

The ‘Weekend Update’ wasn’t Davidson’s only farewell: in a Cut for Time sketch, the comedian paid tribute to his mentor and SNL founder Lorne Michaels with a third and final Eminem parody, much to the chagrin of the Detroit rapper.

Davidson, utilising deepfake technology, flipped Dr. Dre and Eminem’s 2000 hit ‘Forgot About Dre’ into ‘Forgot About Lorne,’ paying respect to Michaels’ legacy while namechecking a number of prior cast members who became household names due to Michaels.

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However, Davidson’s tribute is cut short when Eminem shows up to the studio and shuts it down, criticising the comedian for his Slim Shady-themed parodies during his time on Saturday Night Live. Eminem tells him to stop. Davidson responds by saying that they do this because they love him so much. It’s like a tribute.

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The previous two times Davidson mocked Eminem on SNL were when he recreated the rapper’s famed ‘Stan’ video and before that, when he dressed up in a Batman and Robin style costume for a parody of ‘Without Me,’ which also served as a sort of explanation for the recent NFTs trend.