Davidson was the subject of a fierce backlash last weekend after saying Crenshaw, who wears an eye patch after losing his eye in combat "looks like a hitman in a porno movie". Crenshaw proceeded to go on Fox News repeatedly and complain about how comedy should be separated from politics.
Last night, the NBC variety show brought now congressman-elect Crenshaw, 34, on the "Weekend Update" segment to get an in-person apology.
"Nah, I did. I made a joke about Lt. Com".
It was good and genuine; he called Crenshaw a war hero who deserves "all the respect in the world".
"If any good came of this", Davidson quipped, "maybe it was that for one day the left and the right finally came together to agree on something: That I'm a dick".
Seated next to Crenshaw, Davidson said he regretted his previous comments about the Republican politician.
"Thank you for making a Republican look good", Crenshaw fired back. His phone then rang to the tune of "Breathin" by pop star Ariana Grande, who was engaged to Davidson until the two split in October.
Crenshaw was given a chance to take a few cheap shots at Davidson.
Crenshaw rolled over to Davidson behind the desk to say, "You think?" But even if the call for unity rang a little hollow, there's one thing all Americans should be able to agree on: Dan Crenshaw's political positions are uniformly bad on everything from abortion to immigration to the "anti-conservative thugs" he believes are terrorizing America's colleges. "This is Veterans Day weekend, which means this is a good time for every American to connect with a veteran".
Davidson's father, Scott, a New York City firefighter, died on September 11, 2001 when the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists, Davidson was just seven years old.
Davidson seemed especially touched by that tribute to his late father, an FDNY first-responder who perished while trying to rescue civilians in the Marriott World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
"He looks like a troll doll with a tapeworm", Crenshaw said.
The funnyman tried to apologize but the backlash was swift and even his co-star, Kenan Thompson- whose dad is a veteran - said that he "definitely missed the mark".
"Maybe say, "Thanks for your service, '" he said".
"Never forget! And that is from both of us", Davidson said.