Meet the UC Davis teen behind viral Daniel Craig, Weeknd Twitter account – KCRA Sacramento

December 20, 2021
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A four-second clip of the “James Bond” actor during a “Saturday Night Live” episode last year is still all the rage online.
A four-second clip of the “James Bond” actor during a “Saturday Night Live” episode last year is still all the rage online.
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A four-second clip of the “James Bond” actor during a “Saturday Night Live” episode last year is still all the rage online.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the weekend!
No one says that better than actor Daniel Craig, as seen in a viral clip for a March 2020 “Saturday Night Live” episode, while he was introducing musical guest The Weeknd. A Twitter account dedicated solely to that moment has gone viral – and the person behind it is Miles Riehle, an 18-year-old freshman at UC Davis.
“I was like, that’s kind of funny. It sounds like he is introducing Saturday and Sunday being the end of the week,” Riehle said.
The meme-worthy moment on “SNL” inspired Riehle to take to Twitter, where he posts that four-second clip every single Friday. KCRA 3 saw him press the publish button on the social media app – and in just a matter of seconds, thousands of people were already interacting with the post.
“The likes just start rolling in and you got lots of happy people,” Riehle said.
When Riehle first started posting, not much happened.
“I was like, ‘Oh wow, 10 likes, we’re really taking off now,'” Riehle joked.
But now, he gets around 120,000 likes on average per post – and the account he created has more than 530,000 followers.
“That’s funny, some random people latched onto this,” Riehle said.
The viral video tweets are seen all over the world – and even by the celebrities in the original clip.
“I think the biggest one was when The Weeknd himself tweeted on the Friday,” Riehle said.
Riehle issued a tongue-in-cheek response in the comments.
Jokingly, he said, “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that is my thing.'”
Even Daniel Craig has been made aware.
“The fact that something I’m doing would reach him is just crazy,” Riehle said.
The account also has fans in Davis.
“It’s just one of those things that’s just like random, and then it blows up and that’s what makes it funny,” Davis resident Harrison Taillon said.
Riehle says he is just doing this for fun.
“It sounds a little bit cliché, but being able to kind of make people happy, makes me happy,” Riehle said.
And all that’s left to say is: “Ladies and gentlemen, the weekend.”
Ladies and gentlemen: you heard it here first.
Riehle has also been profiled by the New York Times. But he is not letting the internet fame get to his head. He is actually at UC Davis to study environmental policy analysis and planning – and hopes to bring some humor to the field.
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