Pete Davidson was joined by Marc Cohn, Method Man and Big Wet in the final episode of Saturday Night Live to perform a parody of “Walking In Memphis” by Cohn.
In the sketch, Davidson wears an “I
Marc Cohn appears briefly, declaring his reluctance to join the parody, before fully committing and donning a hoodie similar to Davidson and Big Wet.
The band sings about the unique attractions of Staten Island (“I think that strip club was a McDonald’s / And the zoo is insanely small”) and mention local celebrities like rap legends Wu-Tang Clan and member Method Man, who naturally joins in the fun.
They all end the song aboard the Staten Island ferry, with Davidson saying “Wow, look at the ocean, imagine if we could actually swim in it,” as Method Man points to a corpse floating in the water.
Cohn was ranked with “Walking In Memphis” in 1991 and won a Grammy that year for Best New Artist. The song was notably covered by Cher in 1995 for her 21st studio album ‘It’s A Man’s World’, debuting at No. 11 in the UK Singles Chart.
During the same episode of SNL, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings actor Simu Liu made his debut as a host and Saweetie was the musical guest.
Elsewhere on SNL, last week’s musical guest Taylor Swift joined Pete Davidson in a skit about “Three Sad Virgins”, singing a parody song about a “sad Ron Weasley” that sounds like a “Big Bird that’s lost all its feathers” .
It was also recently announced that Billie Eilish will be returning to the SNL stage next month, being both the musical guest and making her debut as a host. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and many more are other notable artists who have performed dual roles.