Pete Davidson's Barbie Parody Mocking His Dating Life and More Is a Perfect 10

In a parody of Barbie's "I'm Just Ken," Saturday Night Live host Pete Davidson poked fun at his dating life, mental health, appearance and more.

By Jamie Blynn Oct 15, 2023 3:36 PMTags
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Pete Davidson? Yeah, anywhere he's a 10. 

During Saturday Night Live Oct. 14, the comedian—who served as host alongside musical guest Ice Spice—debuted his own version of Ryan Gosling's "I'm Just Ken" from the Barbie movie. And in "I'm Just Pete," well, life in plastic isn't so fantastic.

"No one cares about the work I do," the 29-year-old sings, referring to his Peacock series Bupkis. "I made a show with Joe Pesci too and no one streamed it but my mom."

He pokes fun at the Staten Island ferry he purchased—"When I'm high I do things like call up Colin Jost and say, ‘Homey we should buy a boat'"—and his appearance.

"They tell me I have butthole eyes, yet I never sleep alone at night," he belts out before getting to the chorus. "‘Cause I'm just Pete. Anyone else I'd be a three. But I guess I'm hot for dudes in comedy ‘cause it's an ugly industry."

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There are also jabs at his mental health—"Out of the blue, like three times a year, when you least expect it, I go to rehab"—and, of course, his dating history. You know, like when he feuded with then-girlfriend Kim Kardashian's ex Kanye West.

"People online still call me Skete," he sings as a picture of the rapper appears on screen, "because of a guy whose name I can't say legally."

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Then there's a shot of him with former First Lady Michelle Obama and Flo from Progressive. (OK, he hasn't dated them yet, but there's still time.)

"My dating life is not discreet," Pete jokes. "I generate a ton of publicity for everything expect my comedy."

Case in point? The time he was charged with reckless driving for crashing a car into a Beverly Hills home. And yes, that gets mentioned too.


At the end, he's behind the wheel with Barbie—played by Chloe Fineman—in the passenger seat. "Are you ready, Pete?" she asks, to which he replies, "Sure am Barbie!" And then, just like that, he crashes into her Dreamhouse.

As he jokes, "Aw, not again!"

Now, keep reading to see more iconic hosts and their best moments from Saturday Night Live...

Tom Hanks

With 10 hosting gigs under his belt—including the show's first remotely-filmed episode back in April 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic—you know that when America's Dad is in Studio 8H, you're in for a wonderful time. Don't believe us? We have just three words for you: David. S. Pumpkins.

Jon Hamm

Hamm left audiences stunned with his considerable comedic chops when he hosted for the first time in 2008. He's has sinced follow up two more times and has had a handful of surprise cameos.

From his unforgettable "Jon Hamm's John Ham" sketch—you know, lunch meat you eat on the toilet—to his live-action Ace in an adaptation of the iconic Ambiguously Gay Duo animated sketch, he's ingratiated himself with cast in a way few other hosts ever have.

Melissa McCarthy

There is arguably no one on this planet more committed to their craft than the Bridesmaids legend. Case in point? The "Taste Test" sketch in her first at bat as host, back in 2011, when she covered herself in Hidden Valley ranch dressing for a gag.

In less than a decade, she's already joined the infamous Five-Timers Club, and even began making semi-regular appearances a particularly enraged Sean Spicer during his brief tenure in the Trump administration.

Justin Timberlake

Nearly every celeb on this list could've become a full-time cast member on SNL, easily. And for a time there, it seemed like JT actually might. From "Omletteville," "D--k in a Box," and "Barry Gibb Talk Show" to "Mother Lover," each of Timberlake's five appearances as host made moments that permeated pop culture. And his appearance as one of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" back-up dancers alongside Bobby Moynihan and Andy Samberg? Amazing.

Steve Martin

There are few people who have hosted SNL more than the legendary comedian—in fact, there's only one—and in his 16 stints in Studio 8H between 1976 and 2009, he created memorable characters (the "wild and crazy" Festrunk Brothers, King Tut) and delivered what would become one of the show's most heartfelt moments, honoring Gilda Radner's passing from cancer with a look back at a blissful dance the two shared through the studio.

Scarlett Johansson

Not only is ScarJo part of the SNL family thanks to her romance with Colin Jost, but the six-time host has created some indelible moments over the years since her debut in 2006.

She's been on hand for whenever the show needed someone to step into Ivanka Trump's shoes, appeared in the grotesque Shud the Mermaid sketch opposite Kate McKinnon and played Lexi (daughter to Fred Armisen's Mark) as the duo hawk chandeliers, ceramic busts, marble columns and porcelain fountains in the fan-favorite sketch.

Betty White

Unlike everyone else on this list, the late TV icon only hosted SNL once. And, at 88 years old, she became the show's oldest host in its history. The appearance was made even more special because it was literally fan-demanded through a successful Facebook campaign after White's role  in The Proposal

She's also on this list because, well, she was also freaking hilarious. Our favorite sketch from the episode is this absurd one where Tina Fey's census taker tries, in vain, to get a straight answer out of White.

Dwayne Johnson

A member of the Five Timer's Club, Johnson earned his spot on this list the minute he agreed to do The Rock Obama. Enough said.

Alec Baldwin

With 17 official hosting gigs on his resume and countless appearances as former President Donald Trump, Baldwin may be the only star not officially on the payroll who is more closely associated with SNL.

From classics like Canteen Boy and Schweddy Balls to impressions of Tony Bennett and, yes, Trump, Baldwin has given fans so much during his many, many visits to Studio 8H.

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