Apparently, some adult men still have big feelings when hearing teenage love songs.
In a sketch of the pool hall from the episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Regé-Jean Page that weekend, a single selection on a jukebox turned the world of a group of dude bros upside down. After Page’s character briefly paused the boys’ usual conversation to play Olivia Rodrigo’s “driver’s license,” the rest of the men – including Beck Bennett, Alex Moffat, Mikey Day, Pete Davidson, Kenan Thompson, and Bowen Yang – decided that Get Full on emo.
“It’s like she ripped a page out of my diary, I mean my notebook, I mean brown leather … I can neither read nor write!” explained Bennett’s character and tried to blur his journaling tracks.
The boys compared Rodrigo’s art to that of Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift, which almost led to blows when Davidson’s character became a little too pared down when examining Swift’s career. Fortunately, Kate McKinnon was there too, playing an old man who crushed the beef by telling the boys to calm down and listen to “the bridge of our lives.”
The passionate group Singalong that followed cannot be overlooked! (Check out the full clip below.)
Elsewhere in the episode, Britney Spears’ talk show parody touched on the controversies of Gina Carano, Ted Cruz, and Andrew Cuomo, Davidson gave us his best impression of Jack Skellington (though Day’s own chicken legs were arguably scary), and Bad Bunny stepped into that Stage to perform “La Noche de Anoche” next to Rosalía.
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