It was Justin Timberlake’s fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Long time viewers of the NBC Sketch show know that that means JT has now become a member of the show’s elite hosts club, affectionately known as, “the five timers Club.” As JT fans, we were fully aware of this coming induction, and eagerly tuned in to see how it would be handled. To no surprise, we weren’t the only ones that felt this way. The star studded episode became the perfect example of how true event television is made today, earning the NBC staple it’s highest ratings in 14 months.
We couldn’t help but joke about how SNL turned into “the Justin Timberlake show featuring the SNL cast,” but it wound’t be right if we didn’t acknowledge that at least part of the fifth time’s charm came from the the very warm welcome from key members of the actual “five timers club.” JT’ used his Monologue time to take us through the club’s doors so we could watch as he met star members like Steve Martin, Candice Bergan, Tom Hanks, and Alec Baldwin,Chevy Chase, and others. They memorably enjoyed drinks like “The Kristin Wiig” , that were humbly prepared and served by SNL’s “lower class” of famous hosts Dan Aykroyd and Martin Short. Then, the five timers all sat down, and watched current cast members fight to the death. It will surely go down as one of the show’s most famous scenes, and the cameos didn’t end there.
To the delight of many, Timberlake reunited with Lonely Island member and SNL alum, Andy Samberg. The two reprised their “In a Box” famed musical comedy duo of white New Jack R&B singers. The duo happened to appear on a dating game show against the Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin famed sketch duo of the 70s, the Festrunk Brothers from Czechoslovakia. You may remeber them best as the guys that coined the phrase, “Two wild and crazy guys.”
Spoiler alert! Our favorite part of that skit was when Timberlake and Samberg sang, “Huey, Dewy, and Louie, DuckTales. Whooo. Why? Well, they’re triplets, we’re triplets, and it was completely unexpected goodness.
That wasn’t his only famous pairing to catch major attention that night. Justin took full advantage of having the music world’s attention, and used his time on the musical guest stage to seemingly respond to Kanye’s very public diss of him and Jay-Z that took place at a concert in London last month. He sang a lyrically amended version of his hit “Suit & Tie that featured the lyrics, “My hit’s so sick got rappers acting dramatic.”
The original lyrics of that verse are, “Aww, s**t so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit.”
They were clearly changed. We’ll let you decide why. The musical guest swag continued as comedy icon’s The Three Amigos (Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short) did their famous salute while introducing his performance of “Mirrors.” He did an awesome job!
There are so many great moments through out the show, so rather than post clips, we decided to post the entire episode via HULU. Saturday Night Live is rated TV14. Check out the fun below.
Justin Timberlake’s 5yj Time Hosting Saturday Night Live