Pete Davidson and Rami Malek star in a hilarious country music parody of mega-hit Squid Game on SNL


Pete Davidson and first-time Saturday Night Live host Rami Malek teamed up for a country music parody of Netflix’s mega-hit Korean series Squid Game on the NBC show’s latest episode. 

The musical sketch, which was a cover of Branchez & Big Wet’s 2017 song Turn Up On the Weekend, opened with Davidson and Malek appearing as country boys singing about their financial hardships. 

‘I just got laid off, bar tab ain’t paid off,’ Pete sang with Rami crooning, ‘Even had to sell my puppy.’    

Hilarious: Pete Davidson and first-time Saturday Night Live host Rami Malek teamed up for a country music parody of Netflix’s mega-hit Korean series Squid Game on the NBC show’s latest episode

Parody: The musical sketch, which was a cover of Branchez & Big Wet¿s 2017 song Turn Up On the Weekend, opened with Davidson and Malek appearing as country boys singing about their financial hardships.

Parody: The musical sketch, which was a cover of Branchez & Big Wet’s 2017 song Turn Up On the Weekend, opened with Davidson and Malek appearing as country boys singing about their financial hardships.

 ‘Yes, I’m broke and it’s a damn shame, guess I got to play the Squid Game,’ Pete continued.

The skit then cut to Davidson and Rami, who were clad in the teal-green tracksuits worn by the characters in the show, as they prepared to compete in the deadly children’s games.

The sketch featured spot-on replications of the series’ set pieces and was chock-full of spoilers for the show.

Spoof: The skit then cut to Davidson and Rami, who were clad in the teal-green tracksuits worn by the characters in the show, as they prepared to compete in the deadly children's games

Spoof: The skit then cut to Davidson and Rami, who were clad in the teal-green tracksuits worn by the characters in the show, as they prepared to compete in the deadly children’s games

Funny: Pete sang, 'They got symbols on their faces like the ones on Playstations and the main guy looks like Dr. Doom.'

Funny: Pete sang, ‘They got symbols on their faces like the ones on Playstations and the main guy looks like Dr. Doom.’

Pete lamented that the contestants are identified by numbers instead of names as his tracksuit was labeled ‘456’ which was the number assigned to Squid Game lead character Seong Gi-Hun (Lee Jung Jae). 

‘Weird cards, pink guards, locked us in a big room….’ sang Rami.

Pete continued, ‘They got symbols on their faces like the ones on Playstations and the main guy looks like Dr. Doom.’

The pair then befriend the some of the other contestants with Pete looking up at the piggybank full of cash that was hung over the room.

Big prize: The pair then befriend the some of the other contestants with Pete looking up at the piggybank full of cash that was hung over the room

Big prize: The pair then befriend the some of the other contestants with Pete looking up at the piggybank full of cash that was hung over the room

Fatal game: Like in the series, Malek and Davidson compete in a deadly version of 'Red Light, Green Light

Fatal game: Like in the series, Malek and Davidson compete in a deadly version of ‘Red Light, Green Light

Taking cover: Pete ducks behind SNL cast member Chris Redd who is shot and killed

Taking cover: Pete ducks behind SNL cast member Chris Redd who is shot and killed

Creepy: The game was overseen by a giant robot doll that shoots bullets from her eyes

Creepy: The game was overseen by a giant robot doll that shoots bullets from her eyes

Like in the series, Malek and Davidson compete in a deadly version of ‘Red Light, Green Light overseen by a giant robot doll that shoots bullets from her eyes.

Pete ducks behind SNL cast member Chris Redd who is shot and killed. The contestants then participate in the dalgona cookie game in which they have to carve shapes out of the cookies without breaking them.

Branchez and Big Wet also starred in the sketch, with Big Wet being shot after he broke his cookie. 

Challenge: The contestants then participate in the dalgona cookie game in which they have to carve shapes out of the cookies without breaking them

Challenge: The contestants then participate in the dalgona cookie game in which they have to carve shapes out of the cookies without breaking them

Losing the game: Branchez and Big Wet also starred in the sketch, with Big Wet being shot after he broke his cookie

Losing the game: Branchez and Big Wet also starred in the sketch, with Big Wet being shot after he broke his cookie

The skit later cuts back to the Red Light, Green Light game as numerous contestants are gunned down and blood splatters all over Pete’s face.

Davidson later puzzles over Korean currency as he tries to figure out how much the winnings are in American dollars. 

’45 million won, that’s a whole lot of money. At least I think it is. I’m confused by the currency,’ he croons as he uses Google to convert the amount  which is displayed as as $47.89 US dollars.  

Scary: The skit later cuts back to the Red Light, Green Light game as numerous contestants are gunned down

Scary: The skit later cuts back to the Red Light, Green Light game as numerous contestants are gunned down

Bloody: As the contestants are shot, blood splatters all over Pete's face

Bloody: As the contestants are shot, blood splatters all over Pete’s face

In a sendup of the final game, Rami and Pete were seen standing on a glass bridge with Pete pushing Rami to his death.

‘Hey, I just won the Squid Game, killed all my friends in the Squid Game,’ Davidson sings triumphantly.

Pete was then seen with bright red hair in an imitation of the style sported by Gi-hun at the end of the show.

Deadly In a sendup of the final game, Rami and Pete were seen on a glass bridge with Pete pushing Rami to his death

Deadly In a sendup of the final game, Rami and Pete were seen on a glass bridge with Pete pushing Rami to his death

Winner: 'Hey, I just won the Squid Game, killed all my friends in the Squid Game,' Davidson sings triumphantly

Winner: ‘Hey, I just won the Squid Game, killed all my friends in the Squid Game,’ Davidson sings triumphantly

In a hilarious twist on the ending, Davidson loses all his winnings after betting on the New York Jets and has to return to the game, where he is immediately eliminated.

Squid Game is Netflix’s biggest hit to date, with over 111 million views in its first month. 

According to Bloomberg, the series is expected to generate  $891 million in ‘impact value,’ an astronomical profit considering that the nine-episode show was made for $21.4 million.

Back where he started: In a hilarious twist on the ending, Davidson loses all his winnings after betting on the New York Jets and has to return to the game, where he is immediately eliminated

Back where he started: In a hilarious twist on the ending, Davidson loses all his winnings after betting on the New York Jets and has to return to the game, where he is immediately eliminated

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