In the sketch, SNL‘s Pete Davidson plays the Santa Claus-obsessed “Stu,” who writes multiple letters to the North Pole requesting a highly sought-after PlayStation 5 as his Christmas gift. Much like the original Stan, Davidson’s bleach-haired Stu grows increasing angry and violent when his letters aren’t returned.
“Dear Santa, I notice you never wrote me a letter back/ That’s fine, dog, except really I think that’s kind of wack/ If you can’t help your biggest fan, then you should just retire/ Or next time you slide down my chimney, I’ll set your ass on fire,” Davidson’s Stu raps from his letter.
SNL cast member Kate McKinnon appears in the sketch as Dido, who delivered the iconic hook on the original song. “He can’t buy it himself because he lost his job because he was stealing from his boss,” McKinnon’s Dido sings in the parody.
SNL‘s Bowen Yang also appears in “Stu,” hilariously portraying a piano-playing Elton John, who famously performed alongside Eminem at the Grammy Awards in 2001.
The darkly comical skit ends with grainy video footage of Slim Shady himself kneeling by a decorated Christmas tree and opening up an unexpected gift from Santa. “To Shady, from Santa. That’s crazy, a PS5? I didn’t even ask for this,” Eminem says. “I guess Shady must’ve been a good boy this year. Sorry, Stu, you f—d up.”
Watch the full “Stu” sketch below.