'SNL' Spoofs Ferry Purchase By Pete Davidson And Colin Jost
The always suggestive sketch “Guy Who Just Bought a Boat” featuring Alex Moffat suddenly turned into “Three Guys Who Just Bought a Boat” on “Saturday Night Live” — in honor of the recent purchase of a Staten Island ferry by Pete Davidson and Colin Jost.
After his typical series of groan-worthy innuendos about his “boat” on “Weekend Update,” Moffat introduced Davidson — in watch cap and slicker — as the “Guy Who Just Bought a Ferry.”
“We’re boat people now, Colin,” Davidson said with a smile. “I mean, you always were. You look like you own the yacht they rent out for rap videos.”
Jost deadpanned: “It’s very exciting. We thought the whole thing through.”
Davidson noted that “even the mayor tweeted about it,” adding: “Which is how I found out ― we have a new mayor? What happened to Bloomberg?”
Live, from St. George Terminal!
Pete, @ColinJost: I love this idea. What a great way to give an NYC icon a second life. Let us know how we can help and we’ll be there for the maiden voyage. https://t.co/tT4wm3upVb
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 21, 2022
The two teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia and paid $280,000 for the decommissioned ferry the John F. Kennedy. They’re planning to turn it into a club, The Associated Press reported.
Transforming the 277-foot, 2,109-ton vessel could cost millions and won’t begin anytime soon, Italia told the AP. “It’s really early stages here,” he said.
Check out the sketch in the video up top.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.