Jason Sudeikis brought back one of his most beloved characters while hosting “Saturday Night Live” this week: the Devil. He had some stuff he wanted to make sure people knew he was responsible for — but also some stuff he definitely didn’t want to be associated with.
Appearing on “Weekend Update” to talk with Colin Jost, Sudeikis’ Prince of Hell was in high spirits. “Last few years have been pretty good for little ol’ Beelzebub,” he told Jost happily. Apparently, most of the hellish things we’ve been going through have in fact been the work of the Devil.
You can watch the full segment in the video above.
“You saw that the Astros won. They shouldn’t have,” Sudeikis said with a mischievous grin, and pointing to himself to claim credit.
Really, sports in general have been going pretty swimmingly for the Devil. Sudeikis added his excitement that former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, now playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was still in the league, joking that that’s only possible because Brady’s soul is being held in a Dorian Gray-style portrait in Hell.
In fact, Florida in general is mostly the Devil’s work. “You ever been to florida? That’s not that different from hell,” Sudeikis told Jost.
All that said, there are still some areas that could use improvement for the Devil. Evidently, there are more than a few people in Hell that he wouldn’t mind being rid of.
“Rush Limbaugh has been talking my horns off,” he joked, before denying a call minutes later, which he said was from Prince Andrew.
Above all else, the Devil wanted to be clear that he absolutely isn’t associated with QAnon. In fact, he got offended when Colin Jost even asked, referring to QAnon members as “sad internet psychos.”
“Don’t drag my good name into your sick fantasies,” he exclaimed angrily.
The Devil also got in a joke at Jost’s own expense, noting that he wasn’t sure who “screwed” Scarlett Johannson more — Disney or Jost.
But, before he parted ways with the “Weekend Update” desk, the Devil made sure to claim bitcoin, vaping, and that moment when you’re reading an article and an ad pops up to fill the screen first.