So last night was a pretty shitty night on TV mainly because there was nothing new in the lines of Thursday’s on NBC. However, NBC did manage to pull off a nice little Christmas holiday special with one of their “Best Christmas Skits” shows.
After rummaging through a Robert De Niro singing with Kermit clip I managed to wait it out until I saw the “Give it On Up To Homelessville” skit featuring Justin Timberlake. Personally I thought it was way better than most of the clips (P.S. how awful was that Dan Akroyd and Candice Bergen clip with the selling glass? terrible) and it got me thinking…
Can SNL please make Timberlake some kind of monster offer to be a cast member for like a year? Think about it. When have you ever seen this guy in a skit on SNL that wasn’t funny?
First of all, he’s incredibly talented. I mean let’s just erase all of the N’ Sync years from our memories and focus on his awesomeness now. He’s managed to develop pretty decent acting skills (I thought he was very good in Alpha Dog), he’s a very good dancer, has an excellent singing voice, and is a good looking charming type dude.
Add that to the fact that you know this guy gives it max effort on every skit. I think he would make the ratings of the show skyrocket. Yes, Timberlake is probably too big a star to just be a cast member on SNL but he’s made many appearances, is obviously friends with Andy Samberg and I almost feel like a nice enough guy that he would do it for free (ok not that nice).
Oh, P.S. sidestory, about 6 years ago me and my buddy bought Timberlake a shot of Jameson while we were in a bar. We called over to him and he initially said no to the shot. Then he finally obliged, took the shot and seconds after left to go to the back room. I’m guessing he puked but it was still pretty cool that he accepted the shot from us. It was from that point on that I liked Timberlake.
In any event, Lorne, get out your checkbook and sign this guy.
And here’s “Jizz in My Pants” for no reason (though Timberlake is amazing in 2 parts)