Justin Timberlake March 9th SNL Episode Brings Huge Ratings [VIDEO]
Facebook and Twitter blew up on Saturday night, talking about what many are calling the best episode of Saturday Night Live in years.
The episode was hosted by Justin Timberlake, with cameos from movie stars to original SNL castmembers.
I’m not a big SNL watcher — I don’t usually find most of it all that funny, but even I’ll admit this episode was a good one.
The opening monologue featured JT along with Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, and Candice Bergen. It was a nod to Justin’s entrance to the ‘5-Timers Club’ having hosted the show 5 times.
Bill Hader’s character Stefon made a return on ‘Weekend Update,’ though my favorite part of that was watching Hader try to keep it together.
My favorite sketch was ‘Veganville’ where Justin, dressed as a vegan restaurant’s tofu mascot, spoofed songs like ‘Ice Ice Baby’ and Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love,’ and eventually danced the Harlem Shake.
Then, as musical guest, he brought out Jay-Z to perform ‘Suit and Tie,’ complete with what some are calling a diss to Kanye West via a lyric change:
‘My hit so sick/got rappers acting dramatic.’
That was reportedly in response to West ranting to a crowd in London about not liking ‘Suit and Tie.’ Hey, Kanye? Take a seat.
This weekend’s show had the highest ratings in over a year.
I think we can all agree, JT is one very talented dude.
Watch the full episode: