How John Mulaney finally got his Diner Lobster sketch on ‘SNL'
John Mulaney finally got his lobster.
Almost a decade after the comedian wrote “Diner Lobster,” “Saturday Night Live” brought the sketch to life over the weekend.
“Colin Jost and I wrote Lobster Diner in 2010. Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer and I wrote Switcheroo in 2009. Neither went past the table. Both made it to air tonight,” Mulaney tweeted Sunday morning after hosting the show.
“Thanks @nbcsnl for letting us bring back those beloved orphans.”
The “Saturday Night Live” Diner Lobster sketch was a hilarious “Les Misérables” parody.
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The bizarre “Les Misérables” parody found Pete Davidson celebrating a successful lawsuit against Bumble by ordering lobster from Mulaney, a waiter at a local diner.
“The whole seafood section is on the menu as a joke,” dinner partner Chris Redd, who ordered a grilled cheese, counters. “I mean, the word ‘seafood’ is in quotes!”
Unconvinced, Davidson goes ahead with the crustacean order and finds himself face to face with a giant Kenan Thompson-size lobster who sings a “Little Mermaid”-inspired version of Jean Valjean’s “Who Am I?”
Pete Davidson wanted to celebrate with an order off the diner’s “seafood” menu.
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“Who am I, and why am I condemned to boil alive when all that I have done is live my life?” he sings as Davidson breaks character and laughs at the truly absurd production.
One of “Saturday Night Live’s” most ambitious sketches ends with scores of other cast members, including Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon (playing the lobster’s daughter, Clawsette), for a redone “Do You Hear the People Sing?” complete with on-screen lyrics for a twisted sing-along.
“When the churning in your bowels/Matches the burning of his shell,” the cast sings, “you’ll know why lobsters in a diner never sell.”