Watch SNLs Pete Davidson's apology and Navy veteran Dan Crenshaw's comic revenge

Phil Briggs
November 11, 2018 - 11:29 am


Did you hear about the comedian who apologized to the veteran?

Yeah, it was the right thing to do after he seriously bombed last week. (rimshot)

Saturday night Pete Davidson opened Weekend Update with an apology to former Navy SEAL, Dan Crenshaw.  This comes exactly one week after he compared the Congressmen-elect to a “hitman in a porno movie.”

“In what must be a huge shock for people who know me, I made a poor choice last week,” Davidson said. “I made a joke about LCDR. Dan Crenshaw and on behalf of myself and the show, I apologize… I mean this from the bottom of my heart, it was a poor choice of words. The man is a war hero and he deserves all the respect in the world.”

Davidson pointed out that there was only one good thing that came out of his regrettable joke, "For one day, the left and the right finally came together to agree on something: That I’m a dick.”

Then in a total surprise, Crenshaw slides into the scene behind the anchor desk and said, “Ya think?” which drew immediate applause and laughter.

Davidson apologized and described how Crenshaw’s eyepatch came from an injury he sustained from an IED during a combat mission in Afghanistan.  Then without missing a beat, Crenshaw said, “Thanks for making a Republican look good.”

Related: That time Dan Crenshaw visited our studio

Keeping the moment light Crenshaw’s cell phone rings and the ringtone is Davidson’s ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande’s hit song “Breathin.”  To which Crenshaw asks Davidson, “Do you know her?”


Crenshaw gets a little more comic revenge with a couple of really funny lines about the apologetic comic, “This is Pete Davidson,” Crenshaw said of the blue-haired actor. “He looks like if the meth from Breaking Bad was a person .. he looks like a troll doll with a tapeworm … Pete looks like Maritn Short in The Santa Clause 3, by the way, one of them was actually good on Saturday Night Live.”

But before the skit ended, Crenshaw delivered some words that while wrapped in a comedy sketch, were also pretty damn inspiring, “There’s a lot of lessons to learn here. Not just that the left and right can agree on some things, but also, Americans can forgive one another … We can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other.”

Crenshaw then offered some advice to all Americans this Veterans Day and encouraged us all to share the words “Never Forget” with a veteran. “ When you say ‘Never Forget’ to a veteran, you are implying that you are in it with them. Not separated by some imaginary barrier between civilians and veterans, but connected together as grateful fellow Americans,” Crenshaw said.

As his quick monologue came to a close, Crenshaw reminded us that as Americans we can never forget the sacrifices made by veterans past and present, and he even referenced the sacrifice made by Davidson’s own father, who died in the attacks on 9/11.

As the two shook hands and said, “Never forget, ” it was a nice reminder of something every veteran knows- that behind the ball busting is a mutual respect and appreciation for each other.

Well played SNL.