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Thursday, May 23, 2024

“SNL” Explained Pete Davidson’s Absence By Claiming He Was In The Upside-Down – BuzzFeed

Pete Davidson has been noticeably absent from Saturday Night Live since the show premiered two weeks ago.


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And so far the cast has addressed it the best way they know how — with jokes.

Last week during “Weekend Update,” Colin Jost joked that Pete was basically “a man who drove his car to a music festival and still cannot remember where he parked his car, a week after the show.”


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“Well, we hope you make it back soon, Pete,” he added, though he didn’t specify when exactly that’d be happening.

In reality, he’s been filming a small part in the upcoming Suicide Squad, though his role has still yet to be announced.

During David Harbour’s monologue, he and Kate McKinnon discover a portal to the Upside-Down.


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He goes in and discovers Aidy Bryant/Barb, watches Beck Bennett get eaten by a Demogorgon…


…and finds Pete Davidson!


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“Wait, no! It can’t be! Pete Davidson??” David asks.


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“Hey, what up?” Pete says, totally unfazed.

“Is this where you’ve been? In the Upside-Down?”


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“Uh, no it’s not.”

“Why don’t you come back with me and you can do the show tonight?”


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But, he does return!

During “Weekend Update,” he teases Jost about his previous comments, joking, “By the way, Colin, I don’t know if you’ve seen the Joker, but I think you should start being waaay nicer to me.”

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No word yet on if Pete will be absent from future episodes, but at least he’s great when he’s there!


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