Justin Timberlake brought out some of Saturday Night Live‘s most familiar faces when he appeared on the March 9 episode of the NBC sketch comedy series. “It is great to be back hosting Saturday Night Live for the fifth time,” the 32-year-old singer said in his opening monologue. “There are so many exciting things about hosting five times. You get to see old friends, you get to try new things, you get to inevitably let everyone down thanks to overly high expectations. Thanks, internet!”
“But the best part is, they give you one of these,” Timberlake continued, holding up a gold card. “That’s right. Membership into the Five-Timers Club. In case you don’t know, this is the most exclusive club in New York.”
The musician then invited the audience (and viewers) to see how the Five-Timers Club kicks back. After being given a monogramed smoking jacket, Timberlake bumped into music legend Paul Simon. “Welcome to the club,” Simon said. “Mr. Simon, the honor is mine,” Timberlake replied.
Simon’s dry reply? “I think it is.” The 71-year-old then introduced Timberlake to Steve Martin, who joked that he “always thought that if an ‘N Sync member would make the Five-Timers Club, it would be Joey Fatone.”
Timberlake was later introduced to fellow Five-Times Club members Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and Candice Bergen. The monologue also featured special guest cameos from Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd and Andy Samberg.
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