Watch Daniel Kaluuya’s SNL Dog Park Sketch | Video
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We weren’t sure what to expect from Daniel Kaluuya during his first time as host of Saturday Night Live on April 2. Whatever expectations we might’ve had went out the window as soon as we saw Ego Nwodim shut down Kaluuya’s impression of her pug in one of the night’s standout sketches. Nwodim fully embodied THOSE dog people, the ones that almost exclusively own items in the shape of their pampered pooch, as she angrily stated, “That’s not how she talks. She’s not stupid.” Apparently, dogs aren’t supposed to have British accents. Who knew?
As if that wasn’t enough, Kaluuya dropped the mic on Nwodim and Andrew Dismukes with his revelation that—gasp!—”dogs don’t talk.” “This is my park. I run this b*tch. I flirt with all the girlies out here,” Dismukes added before getting into one of the most ridiculous exchanges with Kaluuya I’ve ever seen. Seriously, they yell “Yah” and “Nah” at each other like it’s 2011. It’s something that has to be seen to be believed and you can do so in the clip above.