Pete Davidson's 'SNL' Sketch Inspires New Netflix Movie Category

Is there anything Pete Davidson cannot do? Not only has he starred in Judd Apatow's The King of Staten Island on Netflix, made audiences laugh with his stand-up and Saturday Night Live (SNL) sketches, and found himself in one of the hottest couples in Hollywood with his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, he has also changed the game over at Netflix, the world's biggest streaming platform.

Thanks to a hilarious SNL sketch that aired on April 2, Davidson, alongside Chris Redd, musical guest Gunna, and actor Simon Rex, has inspired a whole new Netflix movie category, titled Short-Ass Movies.

Yes, the category was named after the song Davidson rapped in the musical sketch about some movies being far too long and his preference for short movies that are "at most, an hour 40 [mins]."

Some of Davidson, Gunna, Rex and Redd's other hilarious lyrics included:

  • "Cause I'm a simple man with no attention span."
  • "Three hours, 47 minutes? Bro, you must be crazy. No thanks, Imma watch a short-ass movie like Driving Miss Daisy."
  • "Found a flick, about to pick it but right before I click it, I look downright below the line and that's when I see the run time."
  • "Give me that short-ass movie like Bambi got to be tiny but good like shrimp scampi."

Davidson also gave a shout out to some of his favorite "short-ass movies" including Good Time starring Robert Pattinson and Benny Safdie which is just 1 hour 41 minutes long, Disney's 1994 epic The Lion King which is 1 hour 29 minutes, and the comedy Bad Moms at 1 hour 40 minutes.

Other films that got a shout out included all three Austin Power movies, Liar Liar Liar, Evil Dead, Bambi, Encino Man and the Ernest movie series.

Davidson even makes a special mention of the three-minute short films that often appear at the start of Pixar movies.

Announcing the new category, Netflix's official comedy account, Netflix Is A Joke, retweeted SNL's post of the sketch, writing in response: "good idea," alongside a link to the new category.

Thankfully for Pete, there are plenty of "short-ass" movies that have made it into Netflix's new film category. Newsweek has the full list below.

All of the films in Netflix's "Short-Ass Movies" category:

  • 6 Days
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Ali G Indahouse
  • Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey
  • Benji
  • Blue Story
  • Boiling Point
  • Brahms: The Boy II
  • Chestnut: Hero of Central Park
  • Countdown
  • Emoji Movie
  • Footsoldier 4 Marbella
  • Friday
  • Hachi: A Dog's Tale
  • Happy Gilmore
  • He's All That
  • Home Team
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Kicking & Screaming
  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
  • Miss Porter
  • Mr's Brown's Boys D'Movie
  • Mr. Beans Holiday
  • Rescued By Ruby
  • Richie Rich
  • Run
  • Rush Hour 2
  • Scary Movie
  • The Hunt
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • The Addams Family
  • The Bad Education Movie
  • The Curse of La Llorona
  • The Hustle
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of The Water
  • The Spy Next Door
  • The Weekend Away
  • The Willoughbys
  • The Young Offenders
  • United
  • Yes Day

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Pete Davidson during the “Short-Ass Movie” sketch on Saturday, April 2, 2022 -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC) Rosalind O'Connor/NBC