Weekend Update Pete Davidson & John Mulaney Review Clint Eastwood’s The Mule | Season 44 Episode 10

Colin Jost

Michael Che

Pete Davidson

John Mulaney

[Starts with Colin Jost in his news set]

Colin Jost: We are so happy to have this next guy back. Here to talk about a very important experience he had over the holidays is Pete Davidson. Hi, Pete. How are you Pete?

[Pete Davidson comes in]

Pete Davidson: I’m great. As you know, I had a really crazy month and [Cut to Pete Davidson] I want to talk about something that matters a lot to me.

[Cut to Colin and Pete]

Colin Jost: Mental health?

Pete Davidson: No. The new Clint Eastwood movie, The Mule.

[Cut to Pete Davidson]

Colin Jost: You want to talk about The Mule?

Pete Davidson: Colin, yo! It’s unbelievable. Have you guys not seen it?

[Cut to Pete, Colin and Michael]

Colin Jost: No.

Michael Che: No.

Pete Davidson: Morons. Listen, so I’m glad[Cut to Pete Davidson]  I brought someone who saw The Mule with me. It means a lot to us. Comedian and Mule appreciator, John Mulaney.

[John Mulaney comes in]

John Mulaney: Michael. Colin. Hi. So, you guys are talking about The Mule?

[Cut to John, Pete and Colin]

Colin Jost: Um, no, basically never, no. I didn’t actually realize you guys hung out together.

John Mulaney: No, we do, but a lot of times [Cut to John and Pete] it looks like I’m Pete’s lawyer.

Pete Davidson: People usually think he’s like an NBA coach and I’m the controversial rookie.

John Mulaney: But, I have been spending time with Pete to try to show him you can have a life in comedy that is not insane. A sober domestic life.

Pete Davidson: Yeah. And after observing John’s life, I publicly threatened suicide. [Pete laughs] I’m sorry. I shouldn’t make that joke. It is funny though.

John Mulaney: Look me in the eye. You are loved by many.

Pete Davidson: Thank you, John. [Pete laughs]

John Mulaney: We are glad you are okay.

Pete Davidson: Okay.

John Mulaney: Now, back to The Mule.

Pete Davidson: Seriously, yeah.

John Mulaney: We went to see The Mule on opening day.

Pete Davidson: We didn’t go in with any expectations.

John Mulaney: This movie was, I dare say, the greatest–

Pete Davidson: Weirdest.

John Mulaney: Most bananas movie ever made.

Pete Davidson: About a 90 year old drug mule.

John Mulaney: You remember when Clint Eastwood berated an empty chair at the republican national convention?

Pete Davidson: It’s like if that was a movie.

John Mulaney: So, in The Mule–

Pete Davidson: The Mule–

John Mulaney: The Mule, Clint stars as a wildly popular botanist.

Pete Davidson: Flower man.

John Mulaney: Who after falling on hard times is hired as a drug mule.

Pete Davidson: At age 90–

John Mulaney: — 90, by a Mexican drug cartel–

Pete Davidson: –run by Andy Garcia.

John Mulaney: He was rude to me at a Lakers game once.

Pete Davidson: I remember that. When we say he is a mule, he drives drugs across state lines. I was hoping I would see him shove drugs up his ass which is what real drug users did.

John Mulaney: And what Pete did on the way to Denver.

Pete Davidson: Yes, because I forgot it was legal.

John Mulaney: I was proud of you for using a condom for once.

Pete Davidson: Yes. Anyway, plowing through, as they say. Clint Eastwood drives hundreds of kilos of drugs across the United States.

John Mulaney: That’s not the weird part.

Pete Davidson: The weird part is that he is 90 and he is driving.

John Mulaney: He is 90. When my grandma turned 90, we bribed the DMV to flunk her on her driving test and they did it.

Pete Davidson: [Pete freaking out] Why aren’t you guys freaking out? He’s old. There’s a scene where he’s driving with no hands and unwrapping an ice-cream sandwich and singing jazz and stuff. It’s insane.

John Mulaney: That’s when we realized that this was a super hero movie for old people about a guy whose super power is that he can drive unsupervised.

Pete Davidson: Yeah. And he’s so good that the head of a drug cartel played And Garcia–

John Mulaney: who was rude at a Laker game once.

Pete Davidson: Yes. I remember that. It’s true. He throws the mule a party for being their best driver ever.

John Mulaney: Fulfilling another elderly grandpa fantasy that a 90 year old white man can do any job better than a Mexican even when the job is Mexican drug trafficking.

Pete Davidson: Oh. We also forgot to mention. 90 year old Clint Eastwood has two threesomes in this movie.

John Mulaney: And he directed it.

Pete Davidson: Two! Two! I don’t think you guys understand. I had one. I guess you probably have none. Right?

John Mulaney: You are correct, sir. But according to The Mule, I have a solid 54 years before that window closes. [Pete Davidson cannot handle his laughter. He leans back and laugh] So look out in 2072 for my wish fulfillment movie, The Mule-Aney. [Cut to cover picture of the movie The Mule-Aney, with John Mulaney’s face] [Cut to John and Pete. Pete is still laughing leaning back] In that movie, I am 90 and I have three ways and Andy Garcia will move his legs so I can get to my seat.

[Cut to John, Pete and Colin]

Colin Jost:  Pete and John Mulaney everyone.

John Mulaney Auditioned for SNL 44 Times | Season 44 Episode 14

John Mulaney

Cecily Strong

Kenan Thompson

[Starts with video clip of John Mulaney speaking]

John Mulaney: A lot of people know that I was a writer here at Saturday Night Live. What people may not know is I actually auditioned to be on the show a couple of times. It was 44 times.

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 2004]

Hi, John Mulaney. Six foot zero. 165 pounds in the morning!

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in1986]

Hi, John Mulaney. Six foot zero. 165 pounds in the[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 1975]  morning! [John Mulaney makes funny face] This is my first and I assume my only audition for Saturday Night Live is it called? Very nice.

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in1986]

This is my take on the breakfast club. It’s called the brunch club. Why do we have detention? I’ll take the French toast.

[Cut to Cecily Strong]

Cecily Strong: I tried to help him a couple of times with his audition but he got very defensive.

[Cut to John Mulane]

John Mulaney: How can you help me with my audition when you don’t even get what it is I am doing? Do you see my problem?

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in1975]

I do impressions but I don’t try to do the voice. I’m Richard Nixon. I’m the president. I sold out and I’m a crook.

[Cut to Kenan Thompson]

Kenan Thompson: He never seems to age. I mean, is he like a fresh 31 or stay old 76?

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 2004] [Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 2004]

John Mulaney: This is John Travolta in Lord of the Rings. [Impression] ‘Ey, my precious.’

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 1986]

This is Alex Trebek if he was speed dating– oh, this is Tom’s mustache. One second.

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 1975]

Barbra Streisand doing jogs. “One-naa, one-naa, one-na-na-na”.

[Cut to Cecily Strong]

Cecily Strong: Oh yes, one character guy who doesn’t want to get a divorce.

John Mulaney: [Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 1975]

I don’t want to get divorce.

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 1986]

Think about the kids.

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 2004]

I don’t want to get a divorce. It hasn’t changed.

[Cut to Kenan Thompson]

Kenan Thompson: The guy who wants to get a divorce–

[John Mulaney comes in]

John Mulaney: The guy who doesn’t want to get a divorced.

Kenan Thompson: Hey, what’s up man?

John Mulaney: Nothing man. Good to see you.

Kenan Thompson: You too.

[Cut to John Mulaney]

John Mulaney: I remember one time Lauren pulled me aside. He said, “We don’t need whatever it is you are.”

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 1986]

I’m sick of bar-tending here at Cheers. Some days I just want to stop.

[Cut to John Mulaney auditioning for the show in 2004]

Because you are the weakest ling. Good bye. I would love to be on the show.

[Cut to John Mulaney]

I think if I play my cards right and host well for a second time, I’m going to get another audition.