Pedro Pascal has fought against the remnants of the Galactic Empire The Mandalorian and braved the fungus zombie apocalypse The last of us but couldn’t keep it together next to Ego Nwodim during last night’s final skit Saturday Night Live. Pascal hosted the episode and writers played with its popularity The Mandalorian by revealing and reimagining Din Djarin’s bedroom voice Mario Kart by means of The last of us. However, Nwodim playing “Lisa from Temecula” in the evening’s final scene caused Pascal to burst, and he wasn’t the only one who couldn’t keep it together.
The premise of the skit is that a group of people go out to dinner to celebrate a birthday. Nwodim plays the sister, who flew in from Temecula. She has sent her steak back three times because she wants it “extra, extra, extra well done.” As she explains, “I want my meat cooked. It better not have a speck of red on it.” Nwodim then goes to town and tries to cut into the overcooked steak, causing chaos at the dinner table. It’s a simple and silly joke, but Nwodim sells it so well that Pascal and Bowen Yang both broke character for a laugh. You can watch it below.
Pedro Pascal’s SNL monologue reflects on being a part of Star Wars and Game of Thrones
Pascal got his big break playing Oberyn Martell in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He cemented his status as a genre franchise icon with his role as Din Djarin in The Mandalorian. Pascal brought that experience into his Saturday Night Live opening monologue.
“It’s an honor to be a part of these huge franchises like Game of Thrones and Star Wars, but I still have to get used to people recognizing me,” said Pascal. “Recently a man stopped me in the street and said, ‘My son loves The Mandalorian,” and next thing I know I’m FaceTiming a six-year-old who has no idea who I am because my character wears a mask the entire show. The man says “Just do the Mando voice,” but the Mando voice is like a bedroom voice. Without the mask it just sounds porny. So people walking by on the street just see me whisper to a six-year-old child, ‘I can bring you hot or I can bring you cold.'”
New episodes of The last of us airs Sundays on HBO. The Mandalorian returns on March 1 for its third season on Disney+.
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