‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Bruno Mars on Double Duty; Stefon Returns to ‘Weekend Update’ (VIDEOS)
Bruno Mars has a great head of hair -- and he knows it.
On Saturday, the 25-year-old delivered his opening monologue for Saturday Night Live with song and dance, naturally, but not without making fun of his famous mane.
“I have to say I’m a little nervous,” the host and musical guest said onstage.
“I’ve never done comedy before. I don’t have any acting experience at all. I’ve never even done a shampoo commercial, which is crazy!” Mars said, before breaking out into a song.
The Grenade singer also mentioned newlywed and SNL double-duty alum Justin Timberlake.
“Will I someday regret this? Is it a terrible mistake? Can I put aside my fears, can I be Timberlake?” Mars crooned.
What were some other highlights from Saturday’s episode?
SNL continued with its season of surprise guest stars. After last week’s appearance by Olympian Usain Bolt, this week’s cold opening was graced with the presence of Tom Hanks, who portrayed an undecided voter from last week’s presidential debate.
“This question actually comes from a brain trust. My friends at Global Telecom Supply. And it’s uh, this is really a pretty good question . . . you better buckle your seatbelts,” he said.
As host, Mars delivered a handful of memorable sketches, including one where he plays an intern at Pandora.
After a power failure, the music streaming company turns to the intern, who is ordered to sing like some of the artists’ Pandora has temporarily lost. Mars does not disappoint as Billy Joe Armstrong, Aerosmith and Michael Jackson (glove included).
Meanwhile Bill Hader’s Stefon finally returned to “Weekend Update with Seth Meyers,” with tips for New York City’s best Halloween spots. Hader loses it, multiple times, of course.
Taran Killam channeled his inner Brad Pitt, starring in a series of commercials mocking the actor’s new campaign for Chanel No. 5.
“I’m sorry, is there no script? Because I’ve been talking to myself for like two hours straight and I’m starting to sound insane,” Killam says as Pitt.
In another ad, the SNL player promotes Taco Bell.
Saturday Night Live returns on Nov. 3 with host Louis C.K. and musical guest fun.
For more of Bruno Mars on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ check out the clips, above. What did you think of the singer’s debut as host? Share your thoughts below!