Chad (Saturday Night Live)

Chad is a fictional character from Saturday Night Live, portrayed by Pete Davidson.

Saturday Night Live character
First appearanceSeason 41, episode 18
Created byPete Davidson
Portrayed byPete Davidson
In-universe information
OriginSaturday Night Live

Background edit

The character was created by and is played by Pete Davidson.[1] He first appears in the SNL skit "Pool Boy," which is part of the episode that aired on April 16, 2016. He has no known last name.

The name Chad has been used during the last couple of decades as slang for a range of male stereotypes, which the SNL character plays on ironically.

Personality edit

Chad is an easily-distracted, chill, apathetic man. In the sketch "Pool Boy," it's stated that he's 23. The sketches depict him doing various things such as going to a Narnia-like world through his closet, being targeted by a serial killer, going to a haunted mansion, touring with RuPaul, and going on a SpaceX mission. He is oblivious to the things that are about to happen to him, and usually just responds with "OK" or "cool." He is usually well-liked by other characters, and even unintentionally saves the world in his SpaceX skit.[2][3]

Reception edit

Chad was generally well-received by different sources. Entertainment Tonight described the character as "hilariously stupid,"[4] and Rolling Stone described him as a "stereotypical stoner bro".[5]

References edit

  1. ^ Nguyen, Stacey (2020-10-26). "Prepare to Mysteriously Fall in Love With Chad in Every One of His Saturday Night Live Skits". POPSUGAR Entertainment. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  2. ^ "'SNL': Pete Davidson Saves Mars (and the Show) in Digital Short (Video)". TheWrap. 2021-05-09. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  3. ^ Papenfuss, Mary (2021-05-09). "Elon Musk Meets Pete Davidson's Slacker Chad On 'SNL' Mars With Explosive Results". HuffPost. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  4. ^ "Pete Davidson Undergoes Drag Makeover With RuPaul on 'Saturday Night Live' | Entertainment Tonight". Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  5. ^ Kaplan, Ilana (2019-12-08). "See Jennifer Lopez Fall for Pete Davidson's Irresistible Chad on 'SNL'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-05-26.