Pete Davidson made headlines yesterday for saying he wants to have a kid with his mom during his interview with Charlamagne tha God. But let’s immediately move on from that Chinatown shit, and focus on other, less Oedipal parts of the almost-one hour interview. Pete says that after more than five seasons, it’s probably time for him to leave Saturday Night Live, because he’s not sure if he’s the joke or not and they all think he’s fucking dumb. “NO COMMENT” said everybody who works on SNL.
“I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it.”
He explained that even when he’s off filming a movie, there are still jokes about him. “It’s like, whose side are you on? You know, I have a weird feeling in that building where I don’t know whose team they’re playing for, really — If I’m the joke or I’m in on the joke.”
Well, Pete, SNL’s job is to make fun of the news, and when you date/traumatize a barely legal Cindy Crawford Jr., and make it into a ponytailed nymph’s hit song, you become the news. He went on to say:
“They think I’m fucking dumb. Like, I’m literally painted out to be like this big dumb idiot. Like, even all my sketches are just me being like, ‘OK, sure.’”
OK, sure. Later in the interview, he said he considers Lorne Michaels a “father figure”, which is apparently a point of contention with the rest of the cast. Page Six says Lorne gives Pete time off to shoot movies and go to weddings, which everyone else sees as special treatment. Page Six reports:
Plus, we’re told, Davidson doesn’t play a big role in the writers’ room. “Pete has a pretty cushy gig, to say the least,” said a source. “The cast isn’t into him,” said another. “He’s just there — he doesn’t add much.”
We all work with a Pete. My role in this would be popping off in front of a coffee break crowd: “Big surprise. The straight white man gives another straight white man all the breaks in the world. This goddamn boy’s club! Fuck men, am I righ– WAIT. Why have all your previously supportive faces suddenly fallen? Why are you gesturing for me to shut up? Why is everyone mouthing the words ‘Lorne is right behind you’? No matter, where was I? Ah yes, FUCK ALL MEN, ESPECIALLY LORNE!”