Deadpool has swept the world. Between breaking box office records, and potentially changing the comic book film genre, people can’t get enough of “The Merc With the Mouth.” Some fans are so enthralled with Mr. Pool that they’ve created a petition to get the fictional superhero to host Saturday Night Live, and it’s got over 26,000 signatures.

Petition creator Andrew Stege says having Deadpool host SNL would create “unlimited possibilities” to what the show could do.

“How would this not be hilarious having Deadpool in sketches, breaking the 4th wall, and inserting some of his brand of humor (obviously toned down a bit for network television)!?!?! I have not watched a full episode of SNL in years because I just haven’t been able to stomach an entire episode, but having Deadpool host, star, and be all over the episode would get the DVR set so I can watch it again and again!!! Not to mention, depending on the musical guest, how awesome would it be to have some Deadpool interpretive dancing while the musical guest was playing? There’s unlimited possibilities!!!”

Oh boy. There’s a ton of reasons why that wouldn’t work.

1) I would pay to see Lorne Michaels laugh in the face of whoever pitched this to him.

2) Deadpool is an R-rated character, and having him appear on Saturday Night Live would water him down tremendously.

3) Deadpool is also fictional, I don’t think they’re going to start breaking down that barrier with a superhero character.

4) He wears a costume and would have to do every sketch as some version of Deadpool. (Some aspects of that costume, notably the eyes, also incorporated digital effects.)

5) The joke that Deadpool’s hosting SNL would get old in about three minutes.

6) Deadpool “interpretive dancing while the musical guest was playing?” No, no, no, no.

7) Why not just have Ryan Reynolds host?

Deadpool is still so fresh on everybody’s mind that people who enjoyed the character want to see him more until he’s jammed so far down our throats he’s not funny anymore. This isn’t even the only petition featuring Deadpool. 2000 fans signed one that wanted a statue featuring the character erected in Regina, Deadpool’s hometown. That request was quickly and justifiably “noped” by the town’s mayor.

Fans don’t even have to wait that long to see Deadpool again, as a script is already being written for a sequel, and there are plenty of comic books to tide you over until then. This is an awful suggestion, that shouldn’t be taken with any degree of seriousness, even if it seems fun.


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