Pete Davidson wants his work to be taken seriously, but he’s not nearly serious enough to blame you for thinking otherwise.
That’s the gist of “I’m Just Pete,” the Barbie-spoofing video that aired during his SNL-hosting gig over the weekend.
The send-up of Ryan Gosling‘s hit “I’m Just Ken” from Greta Gerwig‘s blockbuster begins with an excited Pete bringing a cake to his SNL colleagues — only to have him overhearing them poking fun at him.
“No one cares about the work I do,” Pete sings, referring to his Peacock series Bupkis, “I made a show with Joe Pesci too, and no one streamed it but my mom.”
He also makes fun of his purchase of a Staten Island ferry with another SNL-er from the borough: “When I’m high I do things like call up Colin Jost and say, ‘Homey, we should buy a boat.”
Pete also refers to his so-called “butthole eyes,” adding, “yet I never sleep alone at night.” The chorus has him triumphantly declaring, “I’m just Pete/Anyone else I’d be a three/But I guess I’m hot for dudes in comedy — ’cause it’s an ugly industry.”
Of course, there’s references to his long list of actual — and rumored — girlfriends, including everyone from Michelle Obama and Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials, according to the video.
As for his relationship with Kim Kardashian, the 29-year-old comic says, “People online still call me Skete, because of a guy whose name I can’t say legally,” before a flash of Kanye West appears on screen.
The video ends with another self-deprecating jab: With Chloe Fineman subbing for Barbie, they peel out in a pink Dream Car — only to have Pete crash it into her matching Malibu pad. “Not again!” he laments.
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