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Pete Davidson & Rami Malek Turned ‘Squid Game’ Into A Surprisingly Catchy Country Song On ‘SNL’

"I'm broke and it's a damn shame, guess I gotta play the Squid Game," Pete sings before transforming into Gi-hun.

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Following on from Kim Kardashian West’s sharp performance last weekSaturday Night Live has kept the ball rolling by capitalising on the current hottest show in the world: Squid Game. 

While Rami Malek did a great job poking fun at his “resting villain face” and cosplaying as Pete Davidson in a spoof of Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, his best skit of the night was the country song parody of Korean-drama, Squid Game.

As you probably know, Squid Game is all about people down on their luck joining a deadly kid’s game competition in the hopes of clearing their massive debts. So naturally, SNL writers combined the powers of Davidson and Malek to depict two poor, but musically inclined, farmers who head to the deadly Squid Game because they “don’t got a lot of money”.

“My ex-wife hates me. Even had to sell my puppy,” Malek sings in the country tune.

“Yes, I’m broke and it’s a damn shame. Guess I gotta play the Squid Game,” Davidson continues.

In the sketch, Davidson and Malek swap out their button-up shirts and cowboy hats for the iconic green game tracksuit and even make reference to a number of characters from the show like “crazy girlfriend” 212, the doctor running the underground organ-harvesting ring, and winner 456 with his infamous red dye job at the end of the series.

Following the real games played in the show, Davidson and Malek — who are now known as 218 (Sang-woo) and 456 (Gi-hun) — participate in ‘Red Light, Green Light’ and ‘Glass Bridge’ together until 456 comes out on top.

Sadly for Pete Davidson, despite throwing his bestie off the glass bridge to win, his ₩45 billion prize ends up converting to measly $47.89 USD — an amount he easily blows on a foolish football bet, which sends him right back to the Squid Game.

And after heading back into the games for a second time, just like Gi-hun planned to in the real ending of Squid Game (for reasons that still make very little sense)the guards instantly killed Davidson the second he returned.

An iconic crossover.