Dave Grohl made a surprise appearance as a wolfman on a Saturday Night Live sketch called "New Year's Kiss," which did not air during the weekend. He also appeared on the show with his band Foo Fighters where they played a Christmas medley.
The comedy short was cut for time during Saturday's show, but Saturday Night Live has since shared the video on its official YouTube Page. The sketch features cast member Beck Bennett, who tries to find his friends before the clock strikes for New Year's Eve. His search leads him to bizarre and inconspicuous places, including the Lotus Lounge, the sewers of New York, and to the VIP section.
At one point, Bennett's character has to pass through a seemingly endless interdimensional void to get to another bar. Of course, he has to pass through its doorman first, who is played by no other than Grohl. In this comedy sketch, the Foo Fighters frontman masquerades as an ax-wielding wolfman named Crystal. The musician looks hilarious in his character. His bushy beard and messy hair make him completely unrecognizable. His makeup artist also made an effort to smudge his nose in black to emphasize his wolf character.
To enter the speakeasy, one has to whisper a secret to Crystal. Bennett reluctantly leans over and whispers something in the wolfman's ear. Crystal's response hints that whatever he heard was supposed to remain a secret forever.
"That was very brave of you to share," Grohl's wolfman says before he allows Bennett's character to enter. Of course, he is unaware that his friends have already left the bar.
Grohl's band members recognized him despite his masquerade. Foo Fighters has since reacted to Grohl's cameo appearance in the comedy sketch on social media.
Hmmm...someone looks familiar in this bit. https://t.co/IBv7eNrGEv
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) December 18, 2017
Aside from his surprise cameo in the unaired short, Grohl and his band also performed on Saturday Night Live. Foo Fighters played a Christmas medley, which featured one of their songs "Everlong" and their own cover of "Linus & Lucy," "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," and "A Charlie Brown Christmas." They also performed their single "The Sky Is a Neighborhood."
This is not the first time that the Foo Fighter's frontman participated in a comedy sketch for Saturday Night Live. Grohl previously made an appearance as an aging punk from a hardcore band called Crisis of Conformity in a 2010 episode hosted by actor Ashton Kutcher.