The end of Ellen DeGeneres’ long-running talk show in sight, let’s all welcome the new daytime king of TV: Mellen ― or the “male Ellen.”
In case you’ve ever longed for a “no holds barred” version of “Ellen” with a “hard masculine edge,” “Saturday Night Live” has given you Jason SudeikisYou will be wearing a blonde hairstyle and a variety of tailored vests that can meet your requirements.
The “SNL” alumnus made his hosting debut on the late-night sketch show over the weekend and in perhaps his most unhinged sketch, the “Ted Lasso” star poked fun at DeGeneres in a spoof commercial for a. newly launched spinoff of the popular daytime talk series.
Doling out “nut taps” as frequently as high-fives and subjecting everybody to “awkward male dancing,” this version of Ellen is putting his own spin on classic pranks, including “sneak up surprises.”
Instead of watching a frightening clown leap out of a box, you can have a friendly and amiable cat. Dakota Johnson confront you over a birthday party inviteMellen administers an injection to Kyrie Irving without his consent.
“You just got vaxxed, Mellen-style,” Sudeikis says after the jab with a grin, as a disgruntled Irving, played by Chris Redd, responds, “I’m mad.”
Who is Mellen? Well, he was just another “fan of Barstool Sports and a high-volume poster on 4chan” before agreeing to legally change his name, adopt a side-swept hairstyle, and enter the daytime arena.
Other guests on his show include Joe Rogan, Louis C.K., Jake Paul and “heroic psychopath” Connor McGregor, who predictably starts a fight with a member of the all-male audience.
Mellen’s sit-down with Paul (Pete Davidson) closes out the sketch with the social media star and boxer challenging sports legend Muhammad Ali to a fight beyond the grave.
“I’m coming for you in the ring, in the streets, in the graveyard. You can’t hide from me forever, Ali. It’s in the contract,” Davidson’s Paul threatens. “If I win, you have to change your name back to Cassius Clay.”
DeGeneres revealed in May that the show was ending after 19 seasons. allegations about being a toxic workplaceThe ratings dropped sharply. Her coveted daytime slot will be taken over by Kelly Clarkson in fall 2022 ― that is unless Mellen throws his hat (a fedora, presumably) into the ring.
Take a look at the below sketch.