Entertainment He’s Back! Pete Davidson Returns, Jokes About Absence on ‘SNL’

09:55  13 october  2019
09:55  13 october  2019 Source:   usmagazine.com

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Pete Davidson is back from the Upside Down The 25-year-old actor and comedian returned to NBC' s Saturday Night Live after being Mia from the first two episodes of the current 45th season. Davidson replies. "Uh, not it' s not," Harbour said. "Why don't you come back with me

RELATED: Saturday Night Live ‘ s Colin Jost Roasts Pete Davidson for Missing Show to Film He then left Davidson to continue his tour of the Upside Down, eventually making his way out of it. Davidson , who has been on the SNL cast since 2014, missed the first two shows for season 45 due

Kenan Thompson, David Harbour posing for the camera: David Harbour hosts 'Saturday Night Live'  with musical guest Camila Cabello.© Rosalind O'Connor/NBC David Harbour hosts 'Saturday Night Live' with musical guest Camila Cabello.

Pete Davidson made his way back to Saturday Night Live during the Saturday, October 12, episode for his first appearance of season 45. Keep reading for highlights from host David Harbour, musical guest Camila Cabello and more.

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Harbour admitted that the writers wanted him to do a Stranger Things-themed monologue but he insisted he could “do a lot more.” Instead, they ignored his wishes and made him a portal to the Upside Down, where the actor mistook Aidy Bryant for Barb and found the missing Davidson. The comedian revealed that was where he had been for the previous two weeks but declined to come back and participate in the episode.

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Saturday Night Live is back , but so far, Pete Davidson has been notably absent . Viewers got a quick glimpse of him this week, though, during “Weekend Next week’ s episode will be hosted by Stranger Things actor David Harbour — but we’ll just have to wait and see when Davidson will make his return .

Pete Davidson is back ! Following his two-week absence from Saturday Night Live ‘ s 45th season Davidson joked , which led Harbour to insist that the Upside Down was anything but pleasant, and On the night of SNL ’ s season 45 premiere, the comedian was pictured in a group photo shared by

However, Davidson later turned up in a “Weekend Update” segment about the resurgence of STDs, during which he again addressed his absence. “I don’t know if you’ve seen the Joker, but I think you should start being way nicer to me,” he told Colin Jost, alluding to his part in Suicide Squad 2.

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Cabello began by performing “Cry for Me,” complete with an ambitious, theatrical storyline, period costumes and choreography. The songstress toned it down with “Easy” in her second performance of the night.

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Star Power

Billy Porter and Lin-Manuel Miranda brought loads of much-needed personality to the cold open in surprise cameos. The Pose actor played himself, which would be welcome in any subsequent sketch, by the way. The Hamilton star, for his part, embodied presidential candidate Julián Castro. Woody Harrelson also stopped by to reprise his role as Vice President Joe Biden.

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In the vein of Joker, this trailer imagined a gritty origin story for Oscar the Grouch. “If everyone calls you trash and everyone treats you like trash, why don’t you just become trash?” Harbour’s Oscar asked. Another highlight of the bit included Alex Moffat and Mikey Day’s spot-on representations of Bert and Ernie.

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Bye, Bye, Leslie

The show discussed Leslie Jones’ departure for the first time during Heidi Gardner’s teen movie critic segment of “Weekend Update.” Her character told Michael Che, “I know Leslie’s gone and she was like your wife.”


A group of fitness fiends — played by Harbour, Gardner, Bowen Yang and Kate McKinnon — auditioned to be SoulCycle instructors. Their motivational tactics were hilarious, to say the least. Yang was the clear standout with his delivery, filled with conviction and oozing humor.

Barking Around

Real dogs made the final sketch of the night plenty entertaining. Cecily Strong somehow powered through as a Dog Court judge while a pug frantically crawled all over her face.

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The episode also tackled recent political news like Beto O'Rourke dropping out of the presidential race and Trump changing his residency to Florida.At the top of the show, she performed an audience question-and-answer style monologue after making a joke about not being comfortable talking about herself. She then proceeded to ask her audience members personal questions about their own lives. Pete Davidson, who has made sparse appearances this season, also showed up during the monologue and said he would answer anything because he "puts it all out there.

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