Saturday Evening Stay is clearly stuffed with Swifties, judging from the season 49 premiere sketches and celeb cameos.
In a single skit, the SNL solid — and episode host Pete Davidson — portrayed NFL reporters and analysts masking the Philadelphia Eagles recreation in opposition to the “cursed” New York Jets. Their broadcast rapidly divulged right into a dialogue of Taylor Swift.
“It’s Week 7, and if any Taylor Swift followers are watching, the Chiefs recreation was Thursday. You simply missed her,” Kenan Thompson — enjoying commentator Curt Menefee — quipped, referring to Swift, 33, attending Travis Kelce’s residence recreation earlier this week.
Whereas Mikey Day’s Howie Lengthy proclaimed that “this was a present about soccer,” and never Swift, he couldn’t resist exhibiting off his personal fandom — and help (or lack thereof) to her present and previous relationships.
“Boyfriend? Maintain on there, nobody mentioned, ‘boyfriend,’” Day, 43, added, seemingly referring to Swift’s newfound romance with Kelce, 34. “Let’s not bounce to conclusions right here.”
James Austin Johnson, appearing as Jimmy Johnson, then chimed in to clarify that Swift and Kelce are “taking their time” and solely “hanging out” proper now.
Molly Kearney’s Terry Bradshaw — whom Thompson, 45, mentioned was there for “comedic reduction” — respectfully disagreed. “She’s within the luxurious field with Mama [Donna] Kelce, knocking again cocktails with Deadpool,” Kearney, 31, added, referring to Swift bringing her squad, together with Ryan Reynolds, to the Chiefs recreation on October 1. “People, they’re official!”
The group even praised Kelce as a greater suitor in comparison with Swift’s previous love pursuits Joe Alwyn and Matty Healy. (Swift dated Alwyn, 32, for six years earlier than they cut up in April, the place she then briefly romanced Healy, 34.)
“Hey, I’m simply glad it’s not Matty Healy,” Johnson, 34, added, to which his colleagues didn’t need to sully their broadcast with the 1975 frontman’s title.
“No matter it’s, I need to say to Travis Kelce, from one Tremendous Bowl champion to a different, it is a approach larger deal than the Tremendous Bowl,” Devon Walker’s Michael Strahan mentioned. “You can not mess this up. That is very, very ‘Delicate!’”
The skit then in contrast her reference to Kelce to Alwyn.
“Come on, it’s so early. You’re treating it prefer it’s Joe once more,” Johnson mentioned. “That received’t finish nicely. Didn’t you take heed to ‘Karma?’”
Whereas Day’s Lengthy argued Swift’s tune “Karma” shouldn’t be about Alwyn — stating that “not the whole lot needs to be about Joe” — Johnson referred to her six-year romance with the actor as a “formative relationship.”
The crew finally turned the printed over to a sideline reporter, the place Davidson, 29, was standing by as reporter Kenny DiTullio. The King of Staten Island star was wearing an Eras Tour sweatshirt and a pink fuzzy cowboy hat, in addition to an arm stuffed with friendship bracelets. Davidson, who additionally painted a 13 on his hand like Swift’s Fearless period, proclaimed he was “devastated” that Swift was not in attendance.
“What do you imply, why? As a result of there was a rumor on-line that she was coming to cheer on Travis Kelce’s brother, Jason [Kelce], who performs for the Eagles,” Davidson added when requested why he thought the Grammy winner would possibly present up. “However, up to now, no signal of Blondie. I’m beginning to surprise why I’m even right here.”
Thompson finally received fed up that his colleagues solely needed to speak about Swift. “Knock it off, individuals tuned in for soccer, OK?” he quipped. “Let’s take a break [and] once we come again, we are going to get into this heated East Coast rivalry. … We’re going to communicate with somebody, who really desires to speak soccer.”
The cameras then lower to Travis — who beforehand hosted an episode of SNL season 48 — standing on the sidelines.
“Sure, me!” Travis exclaimed on the very finish of the sketch. He additionally mouthed the phrases, “Come on.”
Travis and Swift have been linked since July after he tried to alternate numbers after her Eras Tour cease in Kansas Metropolis. They’ve since gone on a number of dates, with a supply telling Us earlier this month that each Swift and Kelce “actually like one another” and need to proceed assembly up when their respective busy schedules align.
The insider additionally famous that Swift nonetheless plans to attend a number of of Kelce’s video games, however not each single one. “Taylor doesn’t need to be a distraction to Travis,” the supply tells Us. “She is aware of it’s not simple when she exhibits as much as his video games. It’s a spectacle. She desires to help him and strike a stability whereas, on the similar time, not be distracting to the crew.”
Swift was additionally in New York Metropolis on Saturday for the SNL taping, the place she made an equally surprising cameo to introduce musical visitor Ice Spice’s efficiency. (Ice Spice, 23, turned associates with Swift after they duetted on a remixed model of “Karma,” which they premiered on the Eras Tour live performance in New Jersey.)
Saturday Evening Stay airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.