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Last night, Saturday Night Live did an entire sketch dedicated to Weezer! The amazing skit was basically just all of us arguing over our favorite band, and we love it.

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The discussion began at a neighbor’s dinner party when Weezer’s cover of Toto’s “Africa” started playing. Weezer super-fan Matt Damon then jumped into a passionate debate with Leslie Jones, a former fan who lost interest after Pinkerton.

“So you’re a Weezer fan?” Jones asked, to which her husband Kenan Thompson whispers, “Baby, please. It’s Christmas,” urging her not to start.

Sound familiar? Maybe just a little…

“Where have you been…I mean they just set a release date for the freakin’ Black Album,” Damon replies, to which Jones responds, “I’m just a little confused because real Weezer fans know they haven’t released a good album since Pinkerton in ’96.”

Damon refuses to back down: “Well that’s your opinion, but for me, I’m ride or die.”

The conversation continues, and gets pretty heated. We all know how it goes. Damon even throws out a “no you didn’t”, commenting that “Pork And Beans” is better than “Buddy Holly.”

“You just don’t understand what Rivers is going through right now,” Damon says, rounding out his argument. “I understand Rivers better than he understands himself!” Jones replies.

We’re only laughing harder because we know it’s so true.

Watch the hilarious sketch below!

In other Weezer-related news…

Weezer will be releasing their brand new album, Black Album, on March 1, 2019.

The news comes after the band’s viral cover of Toto’s “Africa,” and it marks their fifth color-coded/self-titled release since their 1994 debut (Blue), 2001’s Green Album, 2008’s Red Album and 2016’s White Album.

Additionally, the band released a new song, “Zombie Bastards,” in anticipation of the new album. You can preorder your copy of it here!

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Weezer will be performing at the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Winter Classic. The performance, which is slated the happen during the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins’ game, will happen on Jan. 1 for the NHL’s annual New Years Day event.

The band will soon embark on a co-headlining tour with Pixies, and you can check out a list of the band’s upcoming tour dates below!


03/08/19 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center *
03/10/19 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena *
03/12/19 – New York, New York @ Madison Square Garden *
03/13/19 – Montréal, QC @ Bell Centre *
03/14/19 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center *
03/16/19 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino *
03/17/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena *
03/19/19 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center *
03/20/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena *
03/22/19 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum *
03/24/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center *
03/26/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center *
03/27/19 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center *
03/28/19 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena *
03/30/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center *
03/31/19 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center *
04/05/19 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena *
04/06/19 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center *
04/07/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena *
04/09/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center *
04/10/19 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
04/12/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
* with Pixies

What do you think of SNL‘s Weezer sketch? Sound off in the comments!

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