The viral “Let’s Go Brandon” trend has become big enough to be parodied on “Saturday Night Live.”
On Sunday, the NBC show shared a sketch to its YouTube channel that was cut from the Nov. 6 broadcast for time. The sketch took place during the show’s “Weekend Update” segment and capitalized on the ever-growing popularity of the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant, which has emerged in recent weeks as a euphemism for the phrase “F— Joe Biden.”
The sketch sees regular “Weekend Update” correspondent Michael Che invite an average person named Brandon, played by cast member Kyle Mooney, on the show to discuss the phenomenon.
“There I was a pretty average guy,” the Brandon character states at the top of his interview. “I’m living with my aunt, kind of like Spider-Man but without the superpowers.”
However, it quickly becomes apparent that Brandon does not understand the hidden, anti-Biden meaning behind the “Let’s Go Brandon” phrase and instead thinks that people are just particularly excited to see him succeed right now.
“I was feeling kinda down. That’s when, all over the Internet, people started cheering me on saying ‘Let’s Go Brandon!’ All the support was just the boost I needed to focus on my true passion, my famous cookie creations.”
With that, the clueless Brandon pitched his bright idea to make cookies that are square, speculating that perhaps the idea is why people are so jazzed about him at the moment.
In reality, the “Let’s Go Brandon” trend began in early October when NBC reporter Kelli Stavast interviewed NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Brandon Brown after he captured his first race victory at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway.
During the interview, Trump supporters and Biden critics broke out into a chat of “F— Joe Biden” which could clearly be heard by NBC’s cameras.
Stavast, in an apparent attempt to steer the interview away from politics, reported that the crowd was really chanting, “Let’s Go Brandon!”
At that moment, the internet turned the reporter’s misstatement into a viral cultural mainstay with Americans all across the country chanting the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” at sporting events, including it in viral pranks, billboards, memes, and the phrase even made it on the dress of a Republican congresswoman.
When Che informs his guest of the true meaning behind the joke, Brandon is beyond distraught.
“So I’m a joke? It’s a joke to be Brandon?” he says as the crowd sympathized with him. “Like when my uncle tweeted ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ he wasn’t talking about me? And when those random guys at the football game chanted ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ they weren’t talking about me?”
The sketch concluded with Che offering to cheer him up by starting a crowd chant of the man’s last name, Badnoodles.
Fox News’ Andrew Mark Miller contributed to this report.