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Justin Bieber Hosts SNL; Watch the Unaired Non-Bieber Sketch Instead

Photo of Caryn James By Caryn James | James on Screens February 10, 2013 at 10:53AM

Last night’s 'SNL' host was Justin .. . oh, how I wish I could say Timberlake, but No. It was Bieber, set loose among squealing audience members and a flood of predictable Bieber jokes. He wasn’t much as a comic, but he did go along wih a lot of Bieber-Playing-A-Dumb-Guy sketches. None of them mentioned the unfortunate Instagram he had posted the day before of himself with SNL's all-powerful Lorne Michaels, which Bieber spelled Lauren. (Some generous people on Twitter blamed Autocorrect; maybe.)
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Last night’s 'SNL' host was Justin .. . oh, how I wish I could say Timberlake, but No. It was Bieber, set loose among squealing audience members and a flood of predictable Bieber jokes. He wasn’t much as a comic, but he did go along wih a lot of Bieber-Playing-A-Dumb-Guy sketches. None of them mentioned the unfortunate Instagram he had posted the day before of himself with SNL's all-powerful Lorne Michaels, which Bieber spelled Lauren. (Some generous people on Twitter blamed Autocorrect; maybe.)

The best Bieber joke was about his image, as his head of security (Jason Sudeikis) hired a dozen unlikely body doubles who tried to convince Bieber they knew all his moves. That video is not online (at least not yet) so take a look at a non-Bieber sketch from dress rehearsal that didn't make it to air. You can see why there was no room for a pop icon in this spoof of Chuck Hagel's hearings on his nomination as Secretary of Defense, with Senators competing on the issue of who loves Israel the most.

This article is related to: Justin Bieber, Saturday Night Live, SNL, Television, Jason Sudeikis, Lorne Michaels, Bill Hader, Kenan Thompson, Fred Armisen, Chuck Hagel

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