So pretty much everyone on the Internet is raving about Justin Timberlake‘s fantastic fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live and despite the dependency on lewd humour, there never was a dull moment as he charmed his way through Pre-taped/Live Sketches and Performances of his latest two Singles.
Timberlake started off tonight with a Cold Open, doing a parody of Elton John performing Candle in the Wind in memory of recently-deceased Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. “Goodbye Hugo C…”, he sang. The Actor/Singer/Songwriter/Entrepreneur was joined also by Saturday Night Live Veterans, who like him previously hosted five times including Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Candace Bergen, Steven Martin and Dan Aykroyd. The latter two even came back to reprise their roles as the sleazy Festrunk Brothers in a Dating Game Sketch enticing Vanessa Bayer, while Timberlake and Andy Samberg too tried seducing her with some raunchy ’90s-inspired R&B. Think Dick in a Box, but like a fivesome.
Also brought back was his Liquorville Sketch, which prior saw him perform alongside Lady Gaga. This time around he dressed-up as a giant piece of Tofu promoting Veganism, with his own takes of Chic‘s Le Freak, Rihanna‘s We Found Love, Vanilla Ice‘s Ice Ice Baby with Vegan-friendly Lyrics.He capped it all off with his own take on Internet Viral Sensation The Harlem Shake but instead, The Vegan Shake. Amazing!
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With his third solo Disc The 20/20 Experience due later this month, Timberlake made us remember why it is we love him so with stunning renditions of Suit & Tie (joined on-stage by Jay-Z) and Mirrors, both drawing loud cheers, sounding impeccable backed by The Tennessee Kids Band.
Just when we thought the laughs weren’t big enough, a Video Sketch of a fictitious Series with Nasim Pedrad titled She’s Got a Dick, where Timberlake‘s Character has to come to terms with the Woman he loves having some “surprise” male anatomy. Keenan Thompson also appears on the Sketch curiously questioning Timberlake about its size.
Canadian Pop Sensation Justin Bieber stretched his wings last night, doing double duty as both Host and Musical Guest on Saturday Night Live. Although the laughs admittedly were pretty dispersed, his Fans (many who camped-out in the Storm which crippled much of the North-East) were out in full force, screaming at every opportunity. Bieber played-up his new-found singleness and tied-in upcoming Valentine’s Day every opportunity he had.
In his Monologue (7:30), which celebrated both Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, telling the v. Female audience “I’m looking for the one special Girl to help me find love… and the great progress African-Americans have made in this Nation.”. Bieber adds, “Tonight I’m looking for a future Mrs. B. We’re gonna do it right, we’re gonna celebrate it right”, eventually before he finds Whoopi Goldberg in the audience, presents her with Roses and drags her on-stage for a kiss on the cheek.
By far the most surprising and funny moment was the on-going The Miley Cyrus Show (43:45) Sketch featuring Vanessa Bayer, where Bieber addresses his recent Marijuana Scandal. An over-enthusiastic Bayer as Cyrus interviews the young President of the Lafayette Club.Pete DeFalco, who questions why she’s friends with Bieber. “You’re kidding me right? He looks like a f– … a Lesbian… I also heard he got busted for smoking weed and that he’s really sorry and that people make mistakes and that he’s never gonna do it again.” “Yeah right! Me too.. so okay!”.