Kate McKinnon Pokes Fun at Pete Davidson in Hellmann’s Super Bowl 2024 Commercial
Kate McKinnon Stars in Hellmann’s Super Bowl 2024 Commercial with Pete Davidson and “Mayo Cat” — and PEOPLE Magazine Makes a Cameo
Kate McKinnon has the ultimate Super Bowl commercial co-stars: a Saturday Night Live pal and a cat!
Lifestyle: Kate McKinnon Promotes Tackling Food Waste with Hellmann’s in New Super Bowl Commercial
Earlier this month, PEOPLE revealed the actress as the celebrity featured in this year’s Hellmann’s Super Bowl 2024 commercial. McKinnon, 40, spoke with PEOPLE about what it means to land the ad — which includes a cameo from last year’s Hellmann’s Super Bowl star, Pete Davidson.
“It was so fun. I’ve always wanted to do a Super Bowl ad, and I was so thrilled to be presented with one that had a positive social message and also one that involved cats,” she says.
Food: Hellmann’s Promotes “Make Taste Not Waste” Message with Kate McKinnon and Mayo Cat
“Leftover chicken, scallions, cheese. What am I going to do with this?” the former SNL star asks as she opens up her fridge.
In response, her cat talks and answers “mayo,” with a meow-like drawl. McKinnon, clearly in shock, looks to a jar of Hellmann’s mayonnaise and exclaims, “You can talk?”
Super Bowl: Kate McKinnon and Mayo Cat Steal the Show in Hellmann’s Commercial
From there, her adorable kitty experiences mega fame. McKinnon accompanies her on a morning show where Mayo Cat says “mayo” once again and McKinnon recounts the story of how “Hellmann’s saved the leftovers.”
The montage also includes the dynamic duo at a book signing. “She can’t spell,” McKinnon quips. Mayo Cat then appears on stage as a speaker at a black tie event alongside a hilarious sign that reads, “May-Ow.”
Pete Davidson Makes a Hilarious Cameo in Hellmann’s Super Bowl Commercial
In perhaps the funniest scene of the commercial, Davidson walks a red carpet while holding the feline. “Is it serious?” reporters ask, insinuating that they’re dating. Davidson gives a cheeky nod and smile.
The moment then cuts back to a quiet moment in the kitchen with McKinnon and the cat.
“Mayo Cat Dumps Davidson!” a faux cover of PEOPLE reads. The comedian hilariously admits to her pet, “You lasted longer than most.” Mayo Cat naturally responds, “Mayo.”
Kate McKinnon and Mayo Cat Have a “Romantic” Chemistry in Hellmann’s Super Bowl Commercial
There were several highlights when filming the commercial, McKinnon tells PEOPLE, but reuniting with Davidson was a major plus.
“I love Pete and whenever me and my colleagues see each other, it’s just this immediate sense of warmth and family and ‘Oh my God, my brother, how are you?’” she says. “He’s so sweet and great and so it was really fun.”