In the sketch — likely a scene from a post-Covid pool hall — Page’s character selects Rodrigo’s song on the jukebox, at first confusing his friends, even though they’ve all secretly heard the song already and are too embarrassed to admit they love it.
“Sounds like some girl singing in her room over her piano,” Pete Davidson’s character says.
Lyric by lyric, the friends ultimately reveal their deep understanding, debating whether the track gives off more Taylor Swift or Billie Eilish vibes, and eventually all singing along with the breakup anthem.
“If Olivia taught us anything, it’s that pain can be creatively generative, man,” Page says.
Two of the friends nearly come to blows while arguing Swift’s more autobiographical work compared to her lyricism on Folklore, but the “Drivers License” bridge heals all wounds, ending with a massive singalong on the final chorus.
Rodrigo, who celebrated her 18th birthday Saturday, tweeted of the sketch:
DRIVERS LICENSE SNL SKETCH IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER IM SHAKING
— Olivia Rodrigo (@Olivia_Rodrigo) February 21, 2021