In a skit entitled Celeb School Game Show, Malek plays Davidson and Davidson handles Malek.
View above the sketch, which likewise consists of a spot-on Melissa Villaseñor impersonation of Kristen Wiig, Chloe Fineman as Jennifer Coolidge, Mikey Day as John Oliver, Bowen Yang as George Takei (referencing Takeis newest spoken squabble with William Shatner), Chris Redd as Lil Wayne and James Austin Johnson as Adam Driver.
“Its like the soul of a Victorian kid is caught in his eyes,” Maleks Davidson states about Davidsons Malek at one point.
Its a longstanding Saturday Night Live custom for celeb guests to appear alongside the cast member that impersonates them on the program. Previous pairings have consisted of Mick Jagger and Jimmy Fallon, Hillary Clinton and both Amy Poehler and Kate McKinnon, Sarah Palin and Tina Fey along with Donald Trump and Darrell Hammond. Rami Malek and Pete Davidson, who has portrayed him on the NBC program, took that a step even more by swapping personalities during Maleks SNL hosting stint.