Video: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Open SNL 40th Anniversary Tribute
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake opened the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Tribute with a musical medley where they sang their way through the introduction of the show.
When Fallon and Timberlake get together, laughter ensues. They are two wild and crazy guys who have worked together before and never seem to disappoint. While they were warned by Debbie Downer, a famous character from Saturday Night Live, that opening the show with a musical number usually causes a drop in ratings, Jimmy Fallon told the audience, “NBC doesn’t care about ratings.”
The comic duo then went into a brief song called “check me out,” with Jimmy’s verse being,
“My name is Jimmy and I am a Virgo, I don’t smoke pot, check me out,” followed by Justin Timberlake’s verse, “my name is Justin, I did pot once, it made me cry, so check me out.” They then went into a Doobie Brothers verse followed by the two of them playing the cowbells.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake ended their song by naming some of the famous guests and cast members that have been on the show throughout its 40 years.
The show continued with as Steve Martin says, “an enormous high school reunion, that was mostly white.” Martin was joined by Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Rock, Peyton Manning, Miley Cyrus, Billy Crystal, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon where they debated over whether comedians, actors, former cast members, athletes, musicians or guys named Paul make the best hosts.
They also paid tribute to those cast members who are no longer with us.
What did you think of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlakes musical medley? And who do you think makes the best hosts of Saturday Night Live? Do you prefer comedians, actors, former cast members, athletes, musicians?
Check out the videos of both the cold open with Jimmy and Justin and Steve Martin being joined by the rest of the celebrities on the next page.