Did You Really Think “Saturday Night Live” Wouldn’t Be Spoofed “Squid Game”?
The Korean survival drama, which has drawn comparisons to “The Hunger Games” and the Japanese novel and film “Battle Royale”, is Netflix’s most popular show to date, with 111 million views in its first 28 days. by streaming service.
“SNL” jumped on the show’s huge success with a country-fried parody song, “A Takeoff of Branches and Big Wet”.open on weekends” Rami Maleko (“No Time to Die”), who hosted Saturday’s episode with musical guest Young Thug, is joined by Pete Davidson as a debt-ridden rogue who signs up for a squid game to make quick money. Huh.
“Yeah, I’m broke and it’s such a shame,” Davidson sings. “Guess I have to play the squid game.”
The actors donned green tracksuits similar to those worn on the show as they participated in life-or-death versions of children’s games such as “Red Light, Green Light” and “Glass Stepping Stones”.
Davidson sings at one point, “There’s a robot girl who caught me running, better duck behind the nearest guy.” Later, one of them kills the other and runs away with the grand prize. (“Forty-five billion won / That’s a whole lot of money / At least I think it is / I’m obsessed with currency.”)
Malek befriended Davidson again during another “SNL” sketch, “Celeb School Game Show,” where the two played enhanced versions of each other.
As for Davidson, Malek jokes of himself, “He’s got the spirit of a Victorian child stuck in his eye.” The Oscar winner donned a blue tie-dye hoodie and blond hair, and spoke about Davidson’s upbringing in New York’s Staten Island.
Malek’s Davidson protests when asked to answer about his hometown on the quiz show. “How do I know that? … All our classes were ready to dress us up like firefighters or racist police,” he said.