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Watch: Elton John Hosts Saturday Night Live

Elton John hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time ever last night (he'd been a musical guest in the past) and the show's writers made sure to include plenty of jokes about John's British heritage, musical talent and homosexuality. Watch a few clips, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Rush Limbaugh's singing butt boy is dead to me. Dead, dead, dead.

    Posted by: Bryan | Apr 3, 2011 12:45:11 PM

  2. everyone should watch / listen to haley reinhardt of american idol's version of "benny and the jets" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBbSvcJdGO4

    Posted by: me | Apr 3, 2011 1:32:51 PM


    Posted by: Roberto | Apr 3, 2011 1:36:04 PM

  4. Excellent show!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: Marc | Apr 3, 2011 2:16:28 PM

  5. Was on the TIVO, watched a few minutes, lame, delete....Another "Uncle Tom" to be ignored now anyway.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Apr 3, 2011 2:44:53 PM

  6. Great show, Elton John is a pro through and through.

    Posted by: Tone | Apr 3, 2011 2:57:12 PM

  7. Last night had some of the best skits since Betty White was on SNL. Elton was a great sport.

    Only thing that bothers me is how they TOTALLY rely on cards/prompters. The early casts of SNL actually memorized lines... like, well, actors.

    Posted by: sparks | Apr 3, 2011 3:20:08 PM

  8. I'm sure it was quite funny, had I remembered to record it. The clips are geoblocked outside the US. Double fail :-(

    Posted by: RJ | Apr 3, 2011 3:31:53 PM

  9. Slightly funny, mostly stupid. It's Saturday Night Live!

    Posted by: B. | Apr 3, 2011 3:35:25 PM

  10. gee, why not just put on gay blackface? i didn't think any of those skits were funny.

    Posted by: james | Apr 3, 2011 3:57:46 PM

  11. The old west saloon one was the best, where at the end Jason Sudekis apologies to Andy Samberg for flirting with another guy and then they kiss. Totally LOLd!

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Apr 3, 2011 4:43:02 PM

  12. It was very british... the humor was a mix of clever and silly...but he was great... love when the queen makes fun of Candle in the wind.... ahhahahahaha....lol

    Posted by: Roberto | Apr 3, 2011 5:09:01 PM

  13. It was a confusing mix, to be honest. Tom Hanks and Jake Gyllenhall were in cameos (Tom did two) and after a while you began to wonder who the host was. A couple of funny skits, but for the most part the rest was tepid at best.

    What was the deal with hardly using the women in the cast except the first intro bit? These are some very talented gals and they're simply being ignored by the boy's club. Odd.

    Last but not least: If I have to sit through another of Samburg's idiotic digital shorts, I'm not going to watch SNL again. They're a total waste of air time, not funny and just plain pathetic. I'm beginning to believe that he thinks if he's on camera, he's automatically funny. Sorry, Andy, not so.

    Posted by: johnny | Apr 3, 2011 5:44:07 PM

  14. Elton John is a whore with no principles, and I'm not just talking about the Rush Limbaugh affair. Elton is the Liberace of our age, and I say that even though it may be an insult to Liberace!

    Posted by: allan | Apr 3, 2011 5:52:18 PM

  15. The Dragon skit was funny but the movie queens was pointless.

    Posted by: jaragon | Apr 3, 2011 5:54:42 PM

  16. How embarrassing for Elton John.

    Posted by: Ninong | Apr 3, 2011 5:59:29 PM

  17. Get over yourselves you bitter ass queens. I thought Elton Johns opening monologue was hilarious, as was most of the entire episode. I swear sometimes gay people act just like crabs in a bucket, only seeking to bring themselves up by draging others down. I think this episode goes to show how far gay people have come where an out gay person can host a show like Saturday night live and talk openly about homosexuality and have the audience laugh with him and not at him.

    Posted by: Frank | Apr 3, 2011 7:49:42 PM

  18. In Canada:




    Posted by: Randy | Apr 3, 2011 9:16:08 PM

  19. It was one of the three best episodes of the season. I also like Miley Cyrus (!) and Amy Poehler's season opener. Elton John was clearly up to the task. And the guy doesn't break on camera either!


    Posted by: DaVinciSmetana | Apr 4, 2011 2:03:10 AM

  20. It wasn't great. But it never is. Because the writing sucks. But Elton has nothing to do with that.

    I was actually impressed with his timing and how quick he is on his feet (see how he acknowledged his hat falling off in the cowboy skit?). I don't know if he's acted in anything seriously, but if he showed up in a movie, I'd probably go see it.

    Posted by: RafiD'Angelo | Apr 4, 2011 4:31:50 AM

  21. wondering what people think of Cameron and Mitchell on "Modern Family"?

    They live together in their home and have adopted a child, and they still refer to each other as "boyfriend"??

    Posted by: r | Apr 4, 2011 7:02:57 AM

  22. can always count on SNL to go for the stereotyped queens for a laugh


    Posted by: r | Apr 4, 2011 7:08:26 AM

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