Fallon and Timberlake next went through a retrospective of some of the most famous lines from SNL, like the “sweaty balls” line that Alec Baldwin delivered, and other favorites like “schwing” and “here’s my d**k in a box,” replete with the box, and surprisingly, NBC allowed Timberlake to say the actual word this time, in prime time. Of course, NBC did provide a warning prior to the “SNL40” show starting, saying that the material seen is usually reserved for later display times in the evening. Molly Shannon showed up during the middle of the Fallon and Timberlake routine in order to reprise her role as the “superstar” who likes to stick her hands in her armpits and pull them out and smell them. This time, Shannon had Timberlake and Fallon smell her hands.
Overall, the SNL 40th anniversary is getting positive feedback on Twitter, and with publications running “40 reasons why ‘Saturday Night Live‘ is still awesome at 40,” as CNN did, it’s easy to see why the viewership is loving this retrospective of the past 40 years. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s
#SNL40 cold open recapped the entire series, and perusing Twitter for some of the best responses to the “SNL40” opening gives readers a great instant snapshot of what viewers felt immediately after each scene expired.
“Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are the SNL power couple.”
“I also love Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. They are so great together.”
“Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake just need to host everything from here on out because they’re brilliant and hilarious and everything good.”
“Just fell in love with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Great opener
“Justin Timberlake really needs to spend a season on SNL.”
“Justin Timberlake is beautiful.”
As reported by the Inquisitr, viewers are hyped for the rumored ‘NSync Reunion on SNL40, and thanks to YouTube and other video platforms, it’s relatively easy to find the favorite performances as soon as they are displayed on live TV, and their view counts tell viewers who wins the “SNL40” popularity contest.
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