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Pete Davidson’s ‘SNL’ Skit Spurs Netflix to Create a New ‘Short Movie’ Category

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Thank you, Pete Davison, for giving the people what they really want: easy-to-find short-a** movies on Netflix. Though the streaming service already had a 90-minute thriller category and a 30-minute laugh one, there are times when you just can’t beat a good, short, snappy movie — and it seems like Netflix agrees.

After a sketch starring Davidson (alongside Chris Redd, musical guest Gunna and actor Simon Rex) speaking to the beauty of “short-a** movies” aired on Saturday Night Live on April 2,  many began to wonder why there wasn’t a clear way to find shorter movies to watch. After the musical skit was posted to Twitter, Netflix’s comedy account, @NetflixIsAJoke, replied to the tweet agreeing a short-a** movie category is just what the watchers need, and linked to the new category

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Which sketch led to the latest Netflix category for short movies?

What was so inspirational about the sketch? In the video, Davidson introduced the skit on his couch saying “These days, when I sit down to watch a movie, I can find just about anything in the world. But night after night, there’s only one kind of movie I’m always looking for, and that’s a short-a** movie.”

In the song, Davidson rapped “A short-a** movie. A really short movie. Like, at most, an hour 40 [mins],” before calling out lengthy movies and blaming his dislike for them on his short attention span — though, it’s not just you Pete, movies do feel pretty long these days.  

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To this point, Davidson called out some, iconic, though lengthy movies including Once Upon a Time in America (4h 11m), The Batman (2h, 56m) and Sex and the City 2 (2h 26m).

He said he would prefer to watch short films such as The Lion King (1h 29m), Good Time (1h 41m) and the Austin Powers movies (each one under 1h 40m) — and of course those good old three-minute short films at the beginning of Pixar Films, but who doesn’t love those?


Though Netflix has yet to confirm how long the unique new category will remain active, we will be sure to spend our nights watching short-a** movies. Thanks, Pete.

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