Saturday Night Live/Justin Timberlake (2)
Justin Timberlake (2) is the ninth episode of the thirty-second season of Saturday Night Live, and the six hundred and seventeenth episode overall. It is the second time Justin Timberlake has both hosted and acted as the musical guest. (The first time was episode 29x02.)
Guest Stars: Justin Timberlake (Host/Musical Guest)
- Santa's My Boyfriend: Amy Poehler, Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolph sing a song called "Santa's My Boyfriend," about how they're spending their holiday with their "new man," Santa. They also sing about how they can't wait until he "leaves his bitch of a wife" for them.
- Justin Timberlake's Monologue: Timberlake sings "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" by Alvin and the Chipmunks. Accompanying him are chipmunks Alvin (Hader), Simon (Armisen) and Theodore (Samberg) singing in high pitched voices.
- Soup, There It Is: A Salvation Army Santa (Forte) sings Christmas carols and attempts to get donations from apathetic pedestrians. However, he is suddenly upstaged by a man in a cup of soup costume (Timberlake) attempting to raise money for a homeless shelter by dancing to parodies of popular hip-hop songs reworded to be about soup and ending with "give it on up to Homelessville." The Homelessville Cup and the Salvation Army Santa get into a fight when Santa questions the validity of his charity, but the two eventually decide to work together to raise money for both of their charities.
- Target - Marcus the Stock Boy: A Target cashier (Wiig) speaks very enthusiastically about Target's selection of Christmas ornaments, to the point that she starts to waylay customers. At one point she disappears while helping a customer (Rudolph) to buy a wicker bag. While the customer waits for the cashier to come back, a stock boy named Marcus (Timberlake) stops by to hit on the customer but leaves when he realizes he left the microwave on. The cashier comes back and checks out the customer and the same situation occurs again with another customer (Forte) who tries to buy a gift card.
- SNL Digital Short - Beep in a Box: A duo of R&B singers (Samberg and Timberlake) sing a song about how the only gifts they're giving to their girlfriends (Rudolph and Wiig) is their dick in a box. They then give instructions on how to do the same for anyone who wants to do the same for their girlfriends.
- The Barry Gibb Talk Show - Iraq Study Group: Barry (Fallon) and Robin Gibb (Timberlake) host a "no nonsense" political panel show with Sandra Day O'Connor (Wiig), Jimmy Carter (Hammond) and Thomas Friedman (Armisen). His first question is whether or not President Bush will follow the Iraq study group's recommendations for the war, but when O'Connor makes a joke at his expense, Barry threatens her with violence. He also threatens Friedman for interrupting him and Carter for talking about the Camp David Accords.
- Dry Eyes: Gary Penn (Hader) hosts a game show called "Dry Eyes," where the object of the game is to not cry under any circumstances. Whoever cries loses the game. The contestants are Jared Bertrem (Armisen) and Brett O'Connor (Timberlake). The two pick categories from the board and are given statements which are designed to make them cry. O'Connor succeeds in staving off categories like "Things My Father Never Said," but Bertrem bursts into tears immediately after being told that his high school students have nominated him Teacher of the Year. Even after O'Connor's second turn, Bertrem is still in tears and falls apart in his second question. O'Connor advances to the speed round, where he's subjected to several sad ballads. Wiig also appears as a game show girl.
- My Love: Justin Timberlake song. Cameron Diaz introduces the song.
- Weekend Update:
- Lou Dobbs (Hammond) gives his commentary on immigration rounding up and deporting several illegal aliens working at Swift & Company Food Processing plants. Dobbs also comments on the Taco Bell E. Coli scare and how he believes that they should build two 700 mile walls and a trap door in between them that would send illegals attempting to cross the border back to where they started.
- A gay couple from New Jersey (Armisen and Hader) make their observations on New Jersey allowing legal homosexual civil unions. Meyers asks them what they're going to get each other for Christmas and make thinly veiled comments about storing a large animal in a freezer. One of the men then produces some mistletoe and puts it over his head and then over his crotch.
- Hip Hop Kids: The Hip Hop Kids—Keisha (Wiig), Trey-J (Timberlake), Jo-Jessica (Rudolph), Girlie-t (Poehler), Flip Flop (Sudeikis) and K Smoove (Thompson)—are stuck in a mineshaft and attempt to figure out a way out of it by dancing. But when they start playing music, Keisha is hit on the head by a rock caused by a cave in. They start playing music again anyway, which causes more rocks to fall and hit Jo-Jessica. Cave creatures (Forte and Hader) appear, and they start dancing again. This causes the creatures to become attracted to Flip-Flop and eat him. The remaining decide to eat their dead friends. They then see a crack in the wall and attempt to dance through the small hole.
- Macy's Elves Auditions: Two representatives (Armisen and Hader) from Macy's hold auditions for Christmas elves, starting with a girl (Wiig) who briefly sings a song when the sketch starts. They then call in Shelby Hastings (Timberlake) and her manager and step-mother Virginiaca (Thompson). Instead of performing the suggested audition material, Hastings does her "signature" walk, but they cut her off and send her outside. Virginiaca then attempts to seduce them, to which the representatives respond with disgust and give Hastings the job to make her step-mother stop.
- A Holiday Message from Nancy Grace: Nancy Grace (Poehler) gives a "holiday message" to those who have been "brutalized" by violent crimes over the year of 2006. She talks about how one of the subjects she "championed" on her show even though DNA tests showed that she was lying about being sexually assaulted. She demands that America stick up for the people who make false accusations of rape. Grace promises the Duke lacrosse players that she will hunt down and destroy them, despite the fact that the stripper lied about being sexually assaulted by them.
- What Goes Around: Justin Timberlake song.
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- Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph as the "Santa's My Boyfriend" singers, singing in harmony.
- The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late), performed by Justin Timberlake and "The Chipmunks": Originally released in 1958, "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" was recorded by Ross Bagdasarian using his novelty music group, "David Seville and the Chipmunks." After it was released, it quickly became a hit single in the United States and catapulted the group to fame.
- My Love, performed by Justin Timberlake: "My Love" is the second single off Justin Timberlake's second solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds. Despite the popularity of the first single, "SexyBack," "My Love" was first played at the height of the first single's popularity but found critical success where the first single did not. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was announced as PitchforkMedia's top single of 2006.
- What Goes Around, performed by Justin Timberlake: The final performance by Timberlake was of "What Goes Around," his third single off his second solo album. At the time of this episode's initial airing the song had not been officially released as a single, but was planned for a US release in January 2007. Timberlake has said the song is about Trace Ayala and his relationship with Elisha Cuthbert.
- Reprisal: The "Soup, There It Is" sketch is a direct descendant of a sketch featuring Timberlake from the first time that he hosted, called "Breakfast Competition." The sketch followed the same general formula, with Timberlake in an oversized suit, dancing in competition with another mascot and ending each of his songs with "give it on up to Omeletteville/Homelessville."
- Breaking Tradition: Traditionally, on the show before the holiday break, the host and cast give their good nights on the ice skating rink in Rockefeller Plaza, outside of where the show is filmed, and the credits roll over them skating. However, this did not happen in this episode, possibly due to a lack of time.
- Uncensored: After the initial airing of this episode, NBC uploaded an uncensored version of the "Dick in a Box" digital short to YouTube. The network also uploaded the "Soup, There It Is" and "Barry Gibb Talk Show" sketches to YouTube due to the popularity of the former's predecessor, "Breakfast Competition," and Jimmy Fallon's cameo in the latter.
- Final Appearance: Barring another surprise appearance by Jimmy Fallon, this is the final appearance of The Barry Gibb Talk Show sketch on SNL.