• Mon, Oct 22 2012

Video: Watch Bruno Mars’ Best SNL Skit, Where He Saves Pandora From Crashing

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For some reason, Saturday Night Live continues to punish viewers by not including its best videos on Hulu: First it was the Joseph Gordon-Levitt Magic Mike striptease, and now they’ve robbed us of the best part of Bruno Mars‘ hosting gig last weekend. As you’ll remember, we were mostly underwhelmed but gave a major thumbs-up to the skit where Pandora crashes and their intern Devin has to imitate each artist closely enough so as not to fool Pandora listeners. Thank you to Ebaums World for posting a copy of the video online! (Fitting that we can always rely on the only video site we used before the days of YouTube.)

First off, it’s a brilliant idea for a sketch, especially when you have a musician doing double duty as your host. Also, for all the amusing videos of aspiring comedians doing celebrity imitations, it’s not often that you have a singer who can impersonate his peers. Bruno Mars’ take on Green Day is pretty hilarious, especially when he just screeches his way through the lyrics. And when he switched over to Katy Perry right in the middle of “Firework” with no build-up? The boy has talent.

Of course, the crowning moment is when the Michael Jackson channel goes down and Devin has to channel the King of Pop. But seriously, who skips “Billie Jean”?! This skit is the perfect mix of overdramatic and tuned in to the zeitgeist, while utilizing the talents of the host. I wouldn’t skip it for the world.

[via Stuff I Stole From The Internet]

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  • Damon Aldora

    The Pandora Intern was the funniest skit to me. I was amazed at how good
    he could impersonate Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson. Even his Katy Perry
    voice was hilarious! I was unable to see the show the other night since I was
    working late at DISH, so I set my Hopper to automatically record the show to
    the huge hard drive so I could watch it the next morning. I like that I can have
    the entire season on my DVR, and still have plenty of space left over. Bruno
    Mars is one of my favorite artists and I can’t to get his album this December!

    • nataliecrush

      I didn’t even think to record this on my DVR, but I really should. Glad you enjoyed the skit once more!

    • radiogeek

      DISH Commercial Spam anyone?

  • http://twitter.com/SteveDickey Steve Dickey

    Blame ASCAP for wanting more money each time the clip is streamed online.

    • nataliecrush

      Oh yeah? Sadly I’m way too behind on all that stuff.

  • Andrea

    I didn’t even know I missed this when I watched SNL on Hulu.. thanks for posting!

    • nataliecrush

      My pleasure! I missed the whole episode but kept hearing about this clip, so when it went online it was like BOO YA.

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  • http://twitter.com/Lisa_JDC Lisa Johnson

    Saw this skit on SNL over the weekend. Loved it! Except am I the only one who thought it was in bad taste to have the intern die right after singing Michael Jackson?

    • nataliecrush

      Ooh, good point there! That was like when I was watching the Ryan Gosling video we put up earlier today–when he says he wants to meet Michael Jackson, the interviewer is all, “I’m sure he’d like to meet you!” (unironically… I think)

      http://crushable.com/entertainment/young-ryan-gosling-videos-interviews-mickey-mouse-club-young-hercules-650/

    • MJFan

      I’m on of the biggest MJ fans ever, and I get very mad when someone makes a joke about him, especially about his legal troubles, appearance or death. However, I don’t think the death after singing MJ was meant to be a joke about his death. I think the joke was that Devin overworked himself and died.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allison.omaley Allison O’Maley

    Thanks for posting…since it wasn’t on the Hulu Plus version, we missed it. Glad I got to see it…he is brilliantly talented. :)

  • Morgan

    Is there anyway we can put this video onto YouTube so that I can download it on to my iPod?

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