On Saturday Night Live, it didn’t take Michael Keaton long to reprise two of his most famous roles. During the opening monologue, stars Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan sang, “Will you play Batman with us, Michael Keaton?” and “Will you play Beetlejuice with us, Michael Keaton?”
At first, Keaton refused to play either Batman or Beetlejuice. However, Killam and Moynihan were persistent, even superimposing the Batman costume over Keaton in a taped scene.
Finally, after Moynihan claimed to have only six weeks to live and a full choir of cast members joined in, Keaton relented and delivered his famous “I’m Batman” line, followed by Beetlejuice’s “It’s showtime” line. We’ve embedded a clip of Keaton playing Batman and Beetlejuice below.
Update: The full Michael Keaton opening monologue has now been officially released online, which we've embedded below.
Saturday Night Live airs on Saturday Nights at 11:30 PM ET on NBC.