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Things We Saw Today: Lizzo Shines in her ‘SNL’ Hosting Debut

Plus 'Doctor Who', Josh Brolin, and more!

Lizzo is a horny zookeeper on 'Saturday Night Live'

Lizzo made her ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosting debut this weekend, pulling double duty as both host and musical guest. The “Good as Hell” singer brought her signature joie de vivre to the episode, infusing the comedy show with her signature upbeat energy. Lizzo came to play, and her enthusiasm and excitement was evident from her monologue, where she promised to break the record for saying “bitch” on live television. She also joyfully introduced her mother, who was clearly so proud to be there.

Lizzo appeared in a variety of sketches, but her two standouts were the pre-taped Please Don’t Destroy video “Lizzo Has Writers Block”, where she tasks Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy with writing her a new hit song. The gang flounders until they come up with “Horny Zookeeper”, complete with music video.

A second standout sketch was “Steve’s Beanie Babies”, which saw Lizzo and her husband, Andrew Dismukes, planning to retire on their vast Beanie Baby collection. When they find out that the Beanies are mostly worthless they both start spiraling. Lizzo does her best to keep it together, but she keeps breaking in the sketch, and it’s absolutely hilarious.

Her musical performances were excellent as well, especially her moving performance of her new ballad “Special”. Honestly, if SNL knows what they’re doing they should bring Lizzo back to host every season. The woman is a multi-talent and her joy throughout the night was absolutely contagious.

(image: screencap/SNL)

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Happy holiday weekend, Mary Suevians! Hope you’re enjoying all the good food and fun times!

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.