Saturday Night Live delivered another round of entertainment for us this past weekend. The episode, which was hosted by Bridgerton‘s Rege-Jean Page and featured musical guest Bad Bunny, had plenty of original sketches for viewers to enjoy. However, one moment, in particular, is grabbing Nightmare Before Christmas fans’ attention.
This weekend, Pete Davidson channeled his inner Jack Skellington in a hilarious new sketch Tim Burton fans can’t seem to stop talking about. As well, the comedian also revealed another reason why he is getting his tattoos removed.
Even though Saturday Night Live has been plagued with recent controversies surrounding that Weekend Update joke and Phoebe Bridgers‘ debut performance, the NBC show went on as planned this past weekend.
Over the years, Pete Davidson has delivered some hysterical performances on the iconic show including that impersonation of his BFF Machine Gun Kelly. As well, we can’t forget when Davidson and MGK literally fell off of the SNL stage together last month.
Now, it looks like Davidson has caught the attention of Nightmare Before Christmas fans. This weekend, the King Of Staten Island star channeled his inner Jack Skellington in a new talent show sketch.
During the episode, Davidson debuted his talent of having “long skinny ass legs like Jack Skellington.” Wearing a costume exactly like Skellington, Davidson briefly broke character while showing off his special talent to Saturday Night Live viewers. In the end, his character’s unique talent earned him the official Mr. Chicken Legs crown.
We stan Denise Poots. And these men with tiny skinny legs. pic.twitter.com/HJxm2l9bak
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) February 21, 2021
His appearance in the sketch didn’t go unnoticed. After its debut on Saturday, many Tim Burton fans shared their opinions on social media.
i need Pete Davidson to put on his Jack Skellington costume and dance around in my kitchen with me while we bake brownies and sing Driver’s License by Olivia Rodrigo
that’s it thx🥰🥰
— lucy (@glitterylouis_) February 21, 2021
I never knew I needed Pete Davidson in a Jack Skellington costume until it was handed to me on SNL last night
— Lexie ☀️ (@lexa_thompson) February 21, 2021
Pete Davidson Jack Skellington… Iconic… I love it… #SNL
— Matteo Boyd (@matteo_boyd) February 21, 2021
pete davidson as jack skellington for the chicken legs contest yup yup that’s my idea of a good saturday night
— em ☆ the auction era w dani!! (@emlohamora) February 21, 2021
— Matt (@MattW2001) February 21, 2021
Pete Davidson as Jack Skellington will now play in my head on a loop for the foreseeable future. pic.twitter.com/rNByd8iqvC
— Barbara (@barbelgeuse) February 21, 2021
Along with this, Davidson opened up more about his decision to get his tattoos removed on Saturday Night Live. Late last year, he confirmed he was in the process of getting his ink lasered off so he could take on more acting roles. During this week’s Weekend Update, Davidson made fun of his tattoos while also revealing another reason why he is getting them removed.
“I saw a picture of myself without a shirt and I look like a toddler went to prison,” he says. “I look like I’m carrying a shiv but only to poke open a Capri-Sun.”
What are your reactions to Pete Davidson as Jake Skellington? Are you surprised he is getting his tattoos removed? Let us know in the comments below.