Olivia Rodrigo beloved ‘Drivers License’ sketch on ‘SNL’

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“Drivers License” hitmaker Olivia Rodrigo made her “Saturday Night time Stay” debut this weekend — however not as a musical visitor.

As an alternative, the long-running comedy sequence devoted a complete sketch to Rodrigo’s record-breaking single about getting her driver’s license and dealing with heartbreak. And the teenager songwriting phenom, who turned 18 the day the episode aired, was bursting with pleasure on social media.

“DRIVERS LICENSE SNL SKETCH IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER IM SHAKING,” the actress and singer wrote Saturday night time in a tweet that has amassed greater than 200,000 likes. She additionally posted a video of herself watching the phase in actual time on her Instagram story.

Hosted by “Bridgerton” heartthrob Regé-Jean Web page, this weekend’s installment of “Saturday Night time Stay” sampled Rodrigo’s chart-topping earworm for a skit a couple of group of trash-talking robust guys taking part in a spherical of billiards at a neighborhood bar. As quickly as Web page’s character performs “his tune” on the jukebox, the remainder of the rugged squad can’t assist however shed their hardened exteriors and succumb to Rodrigo’s emotional lyrics.

“Sounds prefer it’s just a few teen woman singing in her room to a piano,” Pete Davidson says.

“And that’s the great thing about it,” Web page counters. “You bought an issue?”

As the boys start to ponder the which means behind the tune, Beck Bennett’s character explains, “It’s a couple of woman getting her driver’s license, nevertheless it’s bittersweet as a result of it’s one thing she and her ex all the time talked about — that’s what I suppose primarily based on listening to it for the primary time proper now.”

“It’s like she ripped a web page out of my diary — I imply pocket book, I imply plain brown leather-based,” Bennett says nervously. “I can’t learn or write!”

“I acquired my driver’s license 55 years in the past,” a mustached, aged man performed by Kate McKinnon says. “Why is that this hitting me so laborious?”

(Sadly, we will’t embed the entire sketch right here as a result of the angsty observe additionally reminds a tearful Mikey Day of his “b— ex, Gina.”)

Earlier than lengthy, Bennett and Web page are shamelessly utilizing their pool cues as makeshift microphones to sing, “Guess you didn’t imply what you wrote in that tune about me,” together with Rodrigo. And everyone seems to be belting in unison by the point they attain what McKinnon’s character calls “the bridge of our lives.”

“Pink lights! Cease indicators! / I nonetheless see your face / Within the white vehicles, entrance yards / Can’t drive previous the locations / We used to go to,” they sing, arm in arm, whereas “SNL” newcomer Bowen Yang launches right into a dramatic lyrical dance in entrance of the pool desk.

The sketch even goes as far as to say the drama surrounding the tune, which followers suspect Rodrigo wrote about her “Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Sequence” costar, Joshua Bassett, “who’s allegedly now with [fellow Disney actor-singer] Sabrina Carpenter,” Web page’s character remarks.

(Bassett, who performs Rodrigo’s onscreen love curiosity on the Disney+ sequence, additionally responded to the “SNL” second with a quick TikTok video of himself reacting to Day dropping his title within the present.)

The episode additionally included a spoof of “Bridgerton,” that includes Web page with Chloe Fineman as Daphne Bridgerton (portrayed within the Netflix sequence by Phoebe Dynevor) in addition to a musical efficiency from Puerto Rican reggaeton star Dangerous Bunny.

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