The fans are going wild once again for Pete Davidson. This time it's because he took one for the team and reached out to Netflix on our behalf, begging the streaming giant to give us shorter movies. After all, The Batman was three hours long! Sure enough, Pete decided to do something about it - using his Saturday Night Live platform. If that didn't do the trick, what would?
In a hilarious skit on a recent SNL episode, the comedian rapped his feelings along with his friends. "These days, when I sit down to watch a movie, I can find just about anything in the world, but night after night, there's only one kind of movie I'm always looking for, and that's a short-*** movie. A really short movie like at most an hour 40." He then called out specific movies that pushed him to his limits with their lengthy running times. "I heard The Batman was great, so I went to a theater and saw it. I pissed my pants twice; that **** was longer than the Hobbit," he teased. "We tried to watch the movie Heat when we was hanging at my house, but barely 20 minutes in, my boys were drooling on the couch."
And as simple as that, Netflix delivered. In a tweet released last Monday, Netflix posted the SNL clip with the caption "good idea." With this, they attached a link to their new category, titled after the rap, Short *** Movies. Here, you can find the site's shortest movies of all genres, all in one place for your convenience. There's no denying Pete is the man of the moment, and we're starting to question if there is anything he can't do?!
Of course, the people are very grateful for Pete's public service, taking to Twitter themselves to publicly praise the Netflix update. "This should be a permanent feature! Short-*** movies for the win always!" wrote one fan in response to the announcement. "Smart-*** move," another fan joked. "This is nuts! One day later!" gasped another user, seemingly shocked at the strength of Pete's powers of persuasion. Interested? Check it out here.