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Saturday Night Live Totally Geeked Out Last Night
by Jamie Frevele | 2:29 pm, November 13th, 2011
Last night was Emma Stone‘s second time hosting Saturday Night Live, and there’s a good reason she was invited back: she is very, very funny. But if she was going to be talking about The Amazing Spider-Man, then we were definitely going to be paying attention. And she did! And while I’m having extremely mixed feelings on her Gilda Radner-inspired bumper (pictured above), there was some pretty sweet geek material to talk about. Get ready for some Spidey action and technology — humping!
Here is Emma Stone’s monologue, which was about The Amazing Spider-Man and had a cameo by the new Spidey, Andrew Garfield. But not before Andy Samberg could get some licks in — and also acknowledge that this looks all too familiar.
But here was the geeky cherry on top: “We Can Make Technology Hump,” a fake TV show hosted by two super-enthused tech nerds (Stone and Samberg) who just want to show us dirty, filthy, electronic devices having sexy, sexy relations with each other. This led me to wonder, what can I set my Zune up with? I guess my DVD/VCR combo machine? Great. Now I’ve given my Zune feelings. That are hurt now.
As for the Roseanne Rosannadanna bumper, as a Gilda purist, I was a little put off. Emma Stone is an awesome, excellent, always-game SNL host. But is she the right person to portray such an iconic character? Over, say, current cast member Kristen Wiig or past cast members Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon, or Ana Gasteyer? I’m probably — no, definitely — being a little overprotective of Radner’s legacy. I don’t know if I’d be okay with anyone trying to emulate Gilda. And true, this was purely a tribute and an indication that Emma Stone knows her comedy legends. But I found myself laughing and laughing, then going, “WHOA, girl. Wait a goshdamn second here.”
I’ll get over it. But that was weird for me.
(via Saturday Night Live)