Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Aubrey Drake Graham, the singer, rapper, and actor who goes by the name Drake, hosted the first Saturday Night Live show of 2014 and opened with a monologue that recalled his Bar Mitzvah in Toronto in 1999, where he attended a Jewish day school.
The skit includes SNL regulars, with Vanessa Bayer, who usually plays Jacob the Bar Mitzvah boy on the show, in the role of his Jewish mother.
The skit, which is mostly a succession of predictable Jewish references, includes a funny line by Bayer that was probably missed by most of the audience. At 2:45 into the skit, he announces that from now on he will be called Drake. Bayer corrects him, telling him that he should be called Dracob. Or is it Draykop?
Dracob would be a simple and obvious reference to Bayer's role as the shy Bar Mitzvah boy that she has depicted. But Draykop is much funnier, if that was the SNL writers' intent. The Yiddish term is usually defined as a scatterbrain, or someone whose head is turned from talking so much or who turns your head around from listening to them. So which is it -- Dracob or Draykop? We'll let you decide.
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