Throughout the season 47 finale of Saturday Night Live on Might 21, Marshall Mathers made one other memorable cameo in a musical sketch paying tribute to longtime present producer Lorne Michaels. Within the cut-for-time skit, titled “Forgot About Lorne,” Davidson raps about Lorne’s accomplishments over the beat from Dr. Dre‘s 1999 hit “Forgot About Dre,” that includes Eminem.
Within the setup for the parody, Davidson — who made his final appearance on SNL after eight seasons — is approached on set by host Natasha Lyonne, who tells him that Lorne is depressed as a result of he has at all times needed to seem in a music video alongside the 28-year-old comic.
“That man has actually finished every thing for me, so I’m going to pay him again by doing this rap video precisely the best way he wrote it,” Davidson tells Lyonne, holding a crumpled up script discovered within the rubbish.
The rap then video begins with Davidson dressed as Michaels, surrounded by cabinets of golden award statues, and segues to the comedian dressed as himself, spitting lyrics concerning the SNL creator’s affect in launching the careers of such comedy greats as John Belushi, David Farley, Dan Aykroyd and Will Ferrell.
“So what do you say a couple of comedy nice/ Been doing it himself for half a century straight,” Davidson raps, impersonating Eminem’s rapid-fire verse on “Forgot About Dre.” “Wanna discuss all of the loopy individuals he made/ Each single decade has ridiculous names.”
Davidson’s stream is interrupted by Eminem himself, who shouts on the King of Staten Island star from a close-by digicam on the set. Clearly aggravated, the famous person rapper then begins to grill Davidson about why he’s doing one more hip-hop video parody.
“It’s one other parody, it’s like one other tribute or one thing?” Em asks, to which Davidson responds that it’s the third one. (The SNL star has beforehand starred in spoofs of Eminem’s 2002 hit “Without Me” and his 2000 basic “Stan.”)
“I’d simply cease,” Em continues. “Yeah, all of them suck … Simply please, cease … It’s actually unhealthy.” Davidson tries to elucidate that the parodies are supposed to pay tribute to Mathers’ music, however the rapper isn’t having any of it. “Pete, don’t f—ing do it once more,” Eminem says, pointing his finger at Davidson.
The comic then seems off to a personality enjoying Michaels and yells, “You blew it!”