It turns out Weezer band members watch “Saturday Night Live” and they really liked what they saw during a sketch dedicated to their music on the weekend.
Leslie Jones and Matt Damon played neighbours at a holiday dinner party that got heated when the subject of Weezer’s music came up. The pair argued over the band’s music, after the group’s cover of Toto’s “Africa” played in the background.
Damon’s character said, “I think they’re doing some cool things right now.”
Jones’ character, who was new to the neighbourhood, strongly disagreed and argued that the band hadn’t released good music in more than two decades. “I’m just a little confused because real Weezer fans know they haven’t had a good album since Pinkerton in ’96,” she quipped.
Then things took a turn when the neighbours went head-to-head fighting over whether anything after the Blue album and Pinkerton was any good. Jones called the music since then “corny,” and Damon said he believed “Pork and Beans” surpassed “Buddy Holly.”
And unlike the lyrics in the “Buddy Holly” song – “Woo-ee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly. Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore. I don’t care what they say about us anyway. I don’t care ’bout that” – it turns out Weezer does care what the SNL characters said about them in the hilarious skit.
The alternative rock band’s frontman Rivers Cuomo cried tears of laughter after watching the sketch and posted his reaction to Twitter: “They had a whole a** skit about Weezer and me on “Saturday Night Live” and I’m actually crying aaagggghhhhhhh.”
And Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson followed suit, tweeting: “Go Matt Damon!”
Weezer’s Twitter account also got in on the action on Sunday, tweeting “Ride or die, hardcore fans 4lyfe!”
And real Weezer fans took to Twitter too:
“Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on Global.