Sometimes it was hard to tell exactly who was hosting last night’s Saturday Night Live.
While Jimmy Fallon was billed as the official host and Justin Timberlake as the musical guest, the two multi-talented showbiz pals proved time and again over the hour and a half that those labels were useless.
JT got almost as much face time as Fallon in sketches, and two of the most memorable musical moments of the night were actually starring Fallon on vocals.
The Late Night host seemed happy to share the stage and the jokes with Timberlake and the other celebrities who stopped by the studio including Madonna, Barry Gibb, Paul McCartney, and out-going New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Watch yourself, this show was packed tighter than skinny jeans after Christmas dinner.
Here are the highlights:
Keep Justin Timberlake off camera until his musical performance? No way. Not going to happen. So here he is reprising that rapping street mascot to kick off the show. This time, he’s dressed as a roll of wrapping paper alongside Jimmy Fallon (dressed as a giant gift bag) telling people to “Bring It On Down to Wrappinville” in between performances of Ludacris and Michael Jackson songs. Anyone else sick of this sketch yet? Let’s give it a pass. It’s Christmas.
Standing onstage with a guitar and four microphones, Fallon calls on his seemingly bottomless talents as an impressionist to sing “Joy to the World” as David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney. While in the middle of his Macca impersonation, the real Paul joins him onstage as the first of many celebrity cameos that night. The two sing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” fake snowflakes fall and the moment is sincere and sweet.
DO IT IN MY BED:
From sweet to raunchy. This music video features all six SNL ladies trying to have sex with their boyfriends in their childhood bedrooms. Nothing says romance like stuffed animals, Mario Lopez posters, and a twin bed. To really drive the point home, actual childhood photos of the women flash on screen, showing how each looked as a sweet, angelic little girl. Creepy, but hilarious.
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
Fallon and Cecily Strong sing a charming version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – but instead of the song ending when the man persuades the woman to stay over – it picks up again after the couple has done the deed. Fallon spends the rest of the song trying to brush her off in additional awkward verses of the song.
WAKING UP WITH KIMYE
Could it be Nasim Pedrad’s Kim Kardashian impersonation is too dumb to be funny? Pedrad’s Kim K acts like she’s just had a lobotomy – but it’s one note and predictable, making the sketch seems painfully long.
The real Barry Gibb joins Fallon and Timberlake in matching peach leisure suits to dance to “The Barry Gibb Talk Show” theme. It looked like Gibb got his chest specially waxed for the occasion.