Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Plays a Gun-Slinging Bambi in Live-Action Saturday Night Live Skit: Video

"Deer crossing, motherf–kers!" Saturday Night Live capitalized on both Disney's latest pull for live-action classics and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's aptitude for action flicks on March 28. The guest host, 42, who called himself "franchise Viagra" during his musical monologue, slipped into a deer suit to play the beloved woodland creature, Bambi, in a live-action sketch. 

Cecily Strong played Michelle Rodriguez, Jay Pharoah was Tyrese Gibson, and Taran Killam imitated Vin Diesel — Johnson's Furious 7 costars, who were all supposed to be rough and tough versions of Bambi's forest friends. 

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays Bambi in SNL's live-action sketch on March 28. NBC

"When I was a boy, they took away my mother, now it's time for them to pay … deer-ly," Johnson quipped, putting a spin on the classic Disney tale. 

Watch the hilarious clip to see what happens when Bambi and his friends attack the hunters' lodge!

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