Dan Crenshaw was initially hesitant to make an SNL "Weekend Update" cameo, but became excited to "pitch a bunch of comedy ideas"
"We were hesitant at first, we weren’t sure what the skit was going to look like," the recently elected U.S. representative from Texas said on the Today show. "But in the end, we decided to do it because what better platform than to give a united message for the country, talk about forgiveness and then talk about veterans?" Crenshaw, an Afghanistan War vet who was the target of Pete Davidson's joke about him losing his right eye in combat, said that the process was collaborative, and they let him do the serious part at the end of his "Weekend Update" cameo. “They come up with the framework, I have a bunch of ideas," he said. "It’s not all (that) often that I get to pitch a bunch of comedy ideas to one of the biggest shows in the world, so the Good Idea Fairy was all over the place." He added: "It felt good and it felt like the right thing to do. I would appreciate if everybody would stop looking for reasons to be offended and that's what this was all about."
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