Actor Pete Davidson lost his dog only one day before the “Bupkis” premiere.
The pooch passed away only one day before his new show became available to stream on Peacock on Thursday, May 4.
Pete Davidson’s Dog Dies One Day Before ‘Bupkis’ Premiere
Dave Sirius took to Instagram to share several photos of Pete posing alongside his dog. “A message from Pete,” Dave began before he copy and pasted a message from the “Saturday Night Live” alum.
“Hey guys. I know today is the Bupkis premiere day but I wanna use today to remember my dog Henry,” he wrote. “Yesterday we lost a key member of the Davidson family.”
“Henry was only 2 years old but unfortunately got very sick very fast. My mom, sister and I got Henry at the beginning of the pandemic and he saved our lives,” he explained. “Not sure id [sic] even be around without him.”
“He was the happiest and sweetest dog ever. He used to get excited when he saw me and would pee everywhere,” he continued. “When I was working at SNL my mom would send me videos of him watching, smiling and making noise when I came on screen.”
“I don’t ever really watch any of my stuff with anyone as I’m far too scared but I didn’t mind watching with Henry. He was truly the best,” he added. “My mom, sister and I are broken and will miss him forever. We love you Henry. Thank you for making our lives fuller and reminding me what actually matters.”
Fans And Famous Friends Send Condolences For Pete’s Dog
Pet’s current flame, Chase Sui Wonders, was one of the first to comment with alternating red heart and band aid emojs. Photographer Mary Ellen Matthews, who worked with Pete on “Bupkis,” commented, “Sending so much love.”
“I’m so sorry Pete. Dogs are truly like family except they never do anything wrong and are always happy to see us. I’m watching the bornine [sic] episode as I type this… maybe it’s a sign from Henry,” one fan commented. “Oh no. Losing a furry family member is so hard. They will meet again at the rainbow bridge and will be as happy as can be. My deepest condolences,” another follower wrote.
“Exactly EXACTLY feel your pain. My love Larry passed suddenly in august & we are STILL DEVASTATED. Maybe Henry is playing with LARRY,” a third fan chimed in. “Pete’s right. We need our animals. RIP Henry,” another follower commented. “Sincere condolences, young man to you and your family,” another fan shared.
“Losing a pet is always terrible. You know what’s not terrible? Bupkis. I’m already on episode 8. Fantastic work, everyone,” another user shared. Several other followers also made similar comments, praising Davidson’s new show.
‘Bupkis Is A ‘Heightened Fictionalized Version Of Pete Davidson’s Life’
“Bupkis” is described as a “heightened fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s life” and features a main cast of Pete Davidson, Edie Falco, and Joe Pesci. The series first became available to stream on Peacock on Thursday, May 4. The synopsis reads:
“Comedian Pete Davidson has a weird life. After moving back home to Staten Island, he struggles to deal with unfortunate family news, all the while trying to maintain his career, relationships, and mental health in an increasingly surreal and heightened world of his own making.”
As of Thursday afternoon, the series has a 67% critic rating and a 64% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Mark LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the series a 3 out of 4, writing, “It’s hard not to like a character this sincere, open, and thoroughly messed up, and just as hard to dislike a performer willing to present himself in this way.”
Coleman Spidle of The Daily Beast also enjoyed the series, adding, “Throughout its eight-episode first season, Bupkis consistently straddles this line of reality in its (lightly fictionalized) portrayal of Davidson’s life and the whirlwind that surrounds his brand of stardom, with a surprising amount of candor and depth.”
However, not everyone was in love with the new series. Variety’s Alison Herman wrote, “Davidson is trying to fuse art and life, comedy and drama, real and surreal. This makes Bupkis a rehash not just of Davidson’s prior work, but of a cottage industry of shows that channel a comic’s persona into glossy narrative.”
Charles Bramesco of the Guardian was also not impressed, adding, “Pete’s existential ambling suggests a dumber Louie, his travails in the surreal demimonde of celebrity suggest a dumber Atlanta, and his dealings with his coterie of hangers-on suggest a slightly less-dumb Entourage.”
Fans can judge for themselves by streaming the first season of “Bupkis” on Peacock.