Yes, Pete will soon be presenting a Peacock show. “FGirl Island” also doesn’t exist yet. But what if this newly single comic was swept over to the island by the post-Kardashian tides?
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian’s turbulent, rollercoaster romance has ended after nine months. The two split up because of distance, according to sources, as Davidson gets ready to film his upcoming Peacock programme, the Lorne Michaels-produced Bupkis. The stars reportedly knew their stars were crossed from the beginning. According to reports, they are still friends and in contact, even if they are both “bummed” that their plans failed.
Given that Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian are, well, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian, it seems safe to assume that both parties to this dispute will recover.
But what’s next?
Here’s where I might have one recommendation as a longtime listener and first-time caller: Put Pete Davidson on FBoy Island. Or even better, let him appear on FGirl Island, the HBO Max dating show’s inevitable offshoot.
For the uninitiated: Three women are dating their way through a bunch of twenty-two guys on FBoy Island. The “Nice Guys”—half the men—have agreed to split the $100,000 cash prize with the women if they win; the “FBoys”—the other half—can take the entire award and leave if they so desire. While eliminated Nice Guys chill out in the far more opulent Nice Guy Grotto, comedian Nikki Glaser performs the sacred task of mending eliminated FBoys in the sparse holding area known as “Limbro.” This is the ideal blank slate for Davidson’s upcoming performance, in my opinion.
To be clear, I’m not saying that I think Pete Davidson is a Nice Guy or even an FBoy. None of us regular people working from home on laptops could ever assert to understand the true motivations of celebrities. However, I must admit that Davidson’s public persona—the gorgeous Nice Guy with, for lack of a better phrase, Big FBoy Energy—seems to be a perfect spiritual fit for the programme, which recently finished its second season of tongue-in-cheek reality-TV perfection. Is it possible to make a famous guest appearance manifest? We’ll soon find out!
Nikki Glaser, the monarch of FBoy Island, definitely doesn’t need assistance with her hosting responsibilities. I would never propose that this woman needs a co-host after two nearly flawless seasons. But what if, for example, Davidson stepped up to manage “Limbro”—the location where the programme holds FBoys who have been eliminated? Garrett “King of the FBoys” Morosky, a Season 1 alum, was given that position this season. Truthfully, I believe Pete could perform better.
The former SNL cast member has gotten his hotness from emotional intelligence and burnout chic over the years. At least in the eyes of the general public, Breckin Meyer’s portrayal of the kind-hearted stoner Travis in Clueless is matched by his mood. The comedian’s popularity with Hollywood’s female population has already prompted unwarranted comparisons to the notorious womaniser Warren Beatty. However, it appears that these women simply enjoy dating men who are funny, have good listening skills, and always bring good weed. Do they deserve blame?
I see that appearing as an accessory on a dating show where the majority of the contestants are influencers would feel like a move in the wrong direction for Davidson—a man who stars in his own summer slasher and an upcoming programme based on his life costarring the great Edie Falco. What if he were the lead, though? My suggestion is to cast Pete Davidson as one of the main characters in the HBO Max spinoff, FGirl Island.
The second season of “FBoy Island” finished last week with a stunning twist: When given the chance to “select themselves” and walk away with the cash instead of sharing it with one of their finalists, one of the women happily dubbed herself a “FGirl” in the process.
IAssuming, of course, that Warner Bros. Discovery doesn’t cancel the show like it has so many HBO Max titles in the past week, it certainly appears as though a FGirl Island is on the way. Pete is the most exciting potential I can think of for the island. Hey, he might even be able to use it as free advertising for the retired Staten Island ferry that he and Colin Jost recently purchased and will shortly reopen as a “floating entertainment facility.” To me, it sounds like a side business à la FBoy.