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Pete Davidson's Saturday Night Live Joins Taylor Swift Hype Train - /Film

"Saturday Night Live" returned for season 49 despite the ongoing Hollywood strikes, with former cast member Pete Davidson making his hosting debut. The show featured original sketches and capitalized on the Taylor Swift hype, with a surprise appearance by Travis Kelce.

"Saturday Night Live" returned for its highly anticipated 49th season after a premature end to season 48 due to the Hollywood strikes. Despite the ongoing strike by the Screen Actors Guild, SAG-AFTRA showed its support for the cast of "SNL" to resume work. This meant that former cast member Pete Davidson had the opportunity to make his hosting debut.

While some may find it surprising that Davidson returned as host so soon after leaving the show, it is not uncommon for recent cast members to come back as hosts. Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Bill Hader have all done the same. However, since Davidson did not have many recurring characters or impressions during his time on the show, "SNL" did not have to rely on familiar bits. Not even the beloved character Chad made a return in a pre-recorded sketch. Instead, the show presented a fresh batch of sketches, including a parody song about Pete Davidson himself and a Please Don't Destroy sketch, among others.

This week, "SNL" is sure to grab attention for its inclusion of Taylor Swift, who is currently making waves with her concert movie "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour." With all the buzz surrounding her new relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who previously hosted "SNL," the show couldn't resist capitalizing on the hype. Both Kelce and Swift made surprise appearances in the episode, although not together. Now, let's dive into the highlights and lowlights from Pete Davidson's episode of "Saturday Night Live."

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