Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License” speaks to everyone! This weekend Saturday night live, presenter Regé-Jean Page led a great song in one of the most prominent sketches of the night.
Page played a guy in a bar, hanging out with a group of his friends, who put “Driver’s License” on the jukebox, much to the surprise of some of his rude friends.
“It sounds like a teenage girl singing in her bedroom on a piano,” says billiard player Mikey Day.
“That’s the beauty,” Page responds. “You have a problem?”
Little by little, each of the men in the bar begins to admit their appreciation for the catchy and emotional melody, debating its true meaning and how they relate to the breakup that is the focus of the powerful lyrics.
“It’s like I’ve ripped a page out of my journal,” says Beck Bennett, before trying to look tough again. “I mean a notebook. I mean plain brown leather. I can’t read or write.”
Page and his friends also enter the debate over speculation about Rodrigo’s lyrics directed at his supposed ex, Joshua Bassett, and his supposed new girlfriend, Sabrina Carpenter.
As much as they try to deny their true feelings, none of the bar-goers can maintain their facade when the bridge hits, and they finally give up, singing together, hugging each other as the song blasts through the bar’s speakers.
Meanwhile, Rodrigo herself celebrated her 18th birthday on Saturday, and the singer was delighted with the skit dedicated entirely to her theme.
“SNL SKETCH DRIVER’S LICENSE IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT I EVER TAKE,” he tweeted after the sketch aired.
To learn more about Rodrigo’s megahit tune, watch the video below.
Saturday night live airs live from coast to coast at 11:30 pm ET, 8:30 pm PT on NBC.