There's nothing final about the Final Five's stay in the limelight — not if Simone Biles can help it.
On Wednesday, the 19-year-old gymnast started a Twitter campaign to get her and her gold medal-winning teammates out to Rockefeller Center for a hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live."
It all started when "SNL" sent out a tweet asking for a suggestion of who should host an episode during their upcoming season, the 42nd in series history.
After a few fans suggested, who else, the Final Five, Biles jumped in on the action and took control of the movement.
It wasn't long 'til her teammates started backing her up.
FINAL FIVE #SNLhost https://t.co/Je6KSm0W9i — Madison Kocian (@MadisonKocian) September 1, 2016
The #FinalFive please!!! https://t.co/r0IAvqF9EN — Laurie Hernandez (@lzhernandez02) September 1, 2016
Needless to say, all true Americans should support this movement, and the reasons why are obvious.
First off, their show of teamwork here is admirable. Like, it's the best show of teamwork since they did that Olympic thing.
Secondly, Laurie Hernandez is from New Jersey. And as anyone from Jersey knows, you're not really from Jersey unless you take every opportunity to frivolously shoutout Jersey. So there.
Most importantly, though, is the fact that once the Final Five are gone, they'll be gone forever. Never mind the fact that the 2020 Olympics are a long way away. The Tokyo games only allow each team to feature four gymnasts. So, as the kids say, #1GottaGo.
And that's not even factoring in age. Gabby Douglas (who's probably too busy recovering to join in on the Twitter fun) is 20 and Aly Raisman is 22. In gymnastics years that makes them as old as Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter. Their Olympic careers are done.
So yeah, the only way we'll get to see them stay together is for this their current stay in the spotlight to last as long as possible. If Ryan freakin' Lochte could get a full season of a reality show after the 2012 game then, damn it, the Final Five she be out here as long as possible.
"SNL," do the right thing.
Citations: Hello Giggles