Greetings fellow Justin Timberlake enthusiasts, pour yourself a cup of Earl Grey, grab a cucumber sandwich and meet me in the salon, we have much to discuss.
This past Saturday, our beloved cause and treasure to the world, Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live, it was his fifth time to host. For those who don’t already know this, I’m a huge SNL dork. Yes, many of the episodes are awful and more often than not the skits run way too long, but I continue to hang in there. Why? Because every once in a while there’s an episode so hilarious and sterling, it makes all the suffering worthwhile. Justin’s episode was one of those magical occasions.
If ever there was a “Perfect Episode” of SNL, surely this latest installment is it. From beginning to end, Justin brought the goods. If you missed it, watch it here.
The monologue featured all of SNL’s “Five Timers Club” Members, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Candice Bergen and Steve Martin with cameos by Martin Short and Dan Akroyd.
Andy Samberg returned to give the world what they really wanted: AN APPEARANCE BY THE D*ck in a Box Dudes!
We were also treated to Veganville, a skit that had JT singing a snippet of “Ice Ice Baby!”
Not even kidding, when JT started singing Vanilla Ice on SNL, it was as if the fates were throwing a wink at yours truly, I was in heaven.
Jay-Z showed up to sing his part on “Suit and Tie,” and Justin took a moment to address super-jealous stunt queen, Kanye West, who had previously called JT’s new stuff, “underwhelming.” That’s rich. If anyone knows about being underwhelming, it’s princess Kanye.
Weekend Update had Stefon…
And then we were treated to this bleach blonde vision. (Somewhere, Matthew McConaughey is missing his look.)
The only problem I had, and it’s a tiny one, involved Justin’s hair. Seems being married to Oatmeal Biel has caused his hair to straighten from boredom. No doubt stupid face convinced him to get a relaxer, she’s the worst!
Timbsy, take it from the founder of the world’s first and only society devoted to proving you are worthy of love and adoration: Let your ‘fro grow, bro. We prefer you au natural and kinky.
And Now? We have Justin on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon ALL WEEK.
JT is performing and hanging with his best bro through Friday, if you haven’t set your DVRs, do so ASAP. From the history of Rap, to the Barry Gibb Talk Show, when these two get together two things are certain…
1. It will be funny.
2. Jimmy Fallon will break character.
And for those who doubt the magic that is our beloved Timberlake? Consider this: Saturday Night Live enjoyed its highest ratings in 14 months thanks to Justin. Why Lorne Michaels doesn’t just hire Justin as the permanent host, is beyond me.