Thankfully, Drake doesn’t have to worry about fitting in as a new Kinko’s employee, but a recent Saturday Night Live skit that was cut for time from the May 14 episode he hosted showed his fans what they could expect from the rapper if he ever had to leave the spotlight.
Playing Derek, the hip new addition at a Kinko’s, Drake attempts to navigate the “pre-established work banter” of the seasoned employees. Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Derek is “stoked” to be there, and it seems his new co-workers Kirkpatrick and Fernetti, played by Beck Bennett and Bobby Moynihan, are happy to have him, too. Offered a night out with drinks, the pair responds with the trademark, “Okay, cool!” After making it clear it’s a common saying around the paper business, Derek decides to give it a go himself.
“You can’t respond to an ‘okay, cool!’ with an ‘okay, cool,’” warn Kirkpatrick and Fernetti. The duo don’t let the newbie off the hook for the rest of the skit, shooting down any new phrase he tries to throw out to fit in. “Muy loco Pinocchio!” quips Derek, but that was the last straw for everyone in the office. They then lay out all of the established sayings that are allowed in the workplace: When they run out of creamer in the kitchen, they all sing, “I creamed a cream of creams gone by!” to the tune of Les Misérables’‘ “I Dreamed a Dream,” and when someone is late to work, they yell, “And the Oscar goes to: Late Blanchett!”
Check out the full cut skit, above. Saturday Night Live is currently in summer reruns, airing Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.