Pete Davidson’s Best SNL Moments: Chad, Weekend Update


Because Pete Davidson was way funny before he started dating every hot girl.


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Actually, maybe it’s not that hard to believe. Pete’s been widely regarded as one of the castmates who has gotten the most flexibility out of the gig, working on other projects and not appearing as consistently as others.

Pete may be known for his BDE and high-profile love life these days, but back in September 2014, when he got his start, he was just a goofy up-and-coming featured player.


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As he bids the show farewell, I decided to find his very best moments as an SNL cast member and Resident Young Person.

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Pete’s best-known recurring character is Chad, a dude who doesn’t do overreactions.

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You’re getting one-word answers and one-word answers only from a guy like Chad, as seen in this horror take where Chad learns he’s been hunted down by a serial killer in his home (who, bonus, is John Mulaney).

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Then there’s when Pete channeled his inner rapper for a tribute to Stanley Tucci and tbh, it slapped.

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Pete’s take on “Gucci Gang” by Lil Pump was one of his best recent moments.

5.

His Lil Pump had nothing on recurring character, Lil Doo Doo, the Soundcloud rapper.

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Lil Doo Doo appears in this history of hip-hop documentary and shows that anything before 2009 is beyond him, to the horror of real and real-fictional hip-hop icons.

6.

We can’t forget his crazy comedic energy with Timothée Chalamet, as seen in this “Rap Roundtable” sketch.

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And if you’ve ever wanted to see a Soundcloud rapper get slapped, this one’s your time to shine.

7.

And because rapping on the show was kind of Pete’s thing, here’s his take on Eminem’s “Stan,” Stu.

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Stu is Santa’s biggest fan and the Dido-like vocals from Kate McKinnon seal this one’s place in the books. 

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Pete perfectly hinted at Jet fan life with this Sportsmax skit where he tells you the real truth about the NFL.

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At one of the Jets experts on Sportsmax, Newsmax’s sister station, he knows a win when he sees one.

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Jasmine & Aladdin’s magic carpet ride would probably be mid-level Pete if it wasn’t what kicked off the Kim-Pete relationship.

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If I would have put money on this skit resulting in a relationship, I could have been a very rich woman.

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And then there’s him trying to hold it together while Adam Driver yells in his face during career day.

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I’m kind of a sucker for any time a host makes one of the pros totally lose it.

13.

Pete truly shined when he offered his resident young person expertise on things in “Weekend Update.”

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Here, Pete’s pondering why Staten Island shows him contempt but Colin Jost gets lots of love. 

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Sometimes, he’d take something really serious and poke fun at it, like when he returned from a rehab stint and discussed mental health, his friendship with John Mulaney, and, of course, Clint Eastwood’s The Mule.

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Pete didn’t leave without some parting words. He released a letter ahead of his final episode

“I owe Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL my life. I’m so grateful and I wouldn’t be here without them. I appreciate you guys always having my back and sticking up for me even when that wasn’t the popular opinion,” he continued.

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“Thank you for always believing in me and sticking by my side even when it seemed comical. Thank you for teaching me life values, how to grow up, and for giving me memories that will last a lifetime. SNL is my home. I’m so happy and sad about tonight’s show. For so many reasons I can’t explain. Can’t wait to be back next year in a Mulaney musical number.  —Resident young person Pete Davidson.”

What’s your favorite Pete Davidson sketch? What do you think he’ll do next? Sound off in the comments.


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