A Recap of Justin Timberlake’s 5th Appearance on SNL

Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time this past Saturday, March 9th, becoming a new member of the coveted Five Timers Club.  He was welcomed by comedic legends such as Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, and Chevy Chase.  JT had obviously hosted and performed as the musical guest before, but this time was different because of its pure timeliness.  The episode aired just weeks before the release of his new album, “The 20/20 Experience.”

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Timberlake was as hilarious, smart, and sexy as ever, combining his comedic genius with his effortless voice and smooth dance moves.  He makes good-humored women everywhere swoon.

He performed two songs: his hit single “Suit & Tie”—which featured a special guest appearance by the HOV himself, Jay-Z—and “Mirrors,” his second single from “The 20/20 Experience” that I predict will be equally as successful as the first.  His voice was incredible and Timberlake was as soulful and jazzy as ever.  His greatest success, however, was in the laughs.

The recently-engaged Andy Samberg joined Timberlake to recreate the musical duo famous for singing inappropriate songs at the most inappropriate times.  They succeeded in creating the scenario, a dating game show, as uncomfortable and hilarious as is humanly possible.

Timberlake also returned as the classic singing, white-gloved character who tries to attract customers to a variety of stores.  In his previous four hosting episodes, he represented Omeletteville, Homelessville, Plasticville, and Liquorville.  This time, it was Veganville, and it was great.  The Mickey Mouse gloves and ill-fitting costume were perfect.

Other highlights included a well-versed jab at Dennis Rodman regarding his recent trip to North Korea to visit Kim Jong-un, delivered by none other than the adorable Weekend Update anchorman, Seth Meyers.  Bill Hader’s Stefon also made an appearance, discussing spring break activities.

All in all, it was a great week—at least, a great Saturday night—for Justin Timberlake and SNL.

This post was originally published on Tumblr on March 14, 2013.

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